Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China

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Foreign Minister of
the People's Republic of China
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Incumbent
Wang Yi

since 16 March 2013
Appointer Premier, approved by the
National People's Congress
Inaugural holder Zhou Enlai
Formation 1949
Website http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/

The Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China is the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China and one of the country's most important cabinet posts. The Minister usually is also a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.

Process of appointment[edit]

According to the Constitution of the People's Republic of China, the Minister is nominated by the Premier and confirmed by the National People's Congress or its Standing Committee.[1]

List of Foreign Ministers[edit]

Name Took office Left office
1 Zhou Enlai October 1949 February 1958
2 Chen Yi February 1958 January 1972
3 Ji Pengfei January 1972 November 1973
4 Qiao Guanhua November 1973 December 1976
5 Huang Hua December 1976 November 1982
6 Wu Xueqian November 1982 April 1988
7 Qian Qichen April 1988 March 1998
8 Tang Jiaxuan March 1998 March 2003
9 Li Zhaoxing March 2003 April 2007
10 Yang Jiechi April 2007 16 March 2013
11 Wang Yi 16 March 2013 Incumbent

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