For the Song/Yuan philosopher and textual scholar, see Huang Zhen (philosopher) (1213–1281)
|Standing Committee Member of the Central Advisory Commission|
|Minister of Culture of the People'e Republic of China|
|Preceded by||Yu Huiyong|
|Succeeded by||Zhou Weizhi|
|Deputy Head of the Propaganda Department of the Communist Party of China|
|China Ambassador to France|
|Vice Minister of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China|
|China Ambassador to Indonesia|
|China Ambassador to Hungary|
January 8, 1909|
Tongcheng County, Anhui Province, China
|Died||December 10, 1989
Beijing, People's Republic of China
|Citizenship||People's Republic of China|
|Political party||Communist Party of China|
|Alma mater||Shanghai Art College
Xinhua Art University
Huang was born in Tongcheng County, Anhui Province, China, during the Qing dynasty. Huang entered Shanghai Art College (上海美術專科學校) in 1925, majoring in painting. He did not complete his studies because he took part in the Student Movement and the Shanghai Art College expelled him. Huang was accepted to Xinhua Art University (新華藝術大學). After graduation, he worked as a teacher at Fushan Middle School (浮山中學) in his hometown. Huang was discharged for supporting the Student Movement in 1929. He joined the Northwest Army in 1930.
In 1931, Huang took part in Ningdu Uprising (寧都暴動) and joined the Red Army. He joined the Communist Party of China in 1932. Huang took part in the Long March in 1934. During the Second Sino-Japanese War, Huang served as the vice chairman of 129th Division of the Eighth Route Army. Huang transferred to Henan as the secretary of Yubei, then he was transferred to Taihang Mountain as the chairman of Taihang Military Region. In 1948, Huang was transferred to Xibaipo as the vice chairman of the People's Liberation Army General Political Department.
Huang was appointed China's Ambassador to Hungary in 1950, he was transferred to China's Ambassador to Indonesia in 1954. In the same year, Huang attended the Asian-African Conference with Zhou Enlai. In 1961, Huang served as vice minister of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, then he served as the ambassador to deal with Sino-Indian border dispute. In 1964, Huang served as China's Ambassador to France.
In 1971, Huang went to America. In 1973, Huang was appointed chairman of Liaison Office of the People's Republic of China in United States. In 1977, Huang served as deputy head of the Propaganda Department of the Communist Party of China and Minister of Culture of the People'e Republic of China.
- "黃鎮：打開中美大門第一人". 王黎鋒 (in Chinese). 中國共產黨新聞網. Retrieved 2013.