Li Zhaoxing

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Li Zhaoxing
李肇星
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Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China
In office
March 2003 – April 2007
Preceded by Tang Jiaxuan
Succeeded by Yang Jiechi
Personal details
Born (1940-10-20) 20 October 1940 (age 73)
Jiaonan, Qingdao, Shandong, China
Nationality Chinese
Political party Communist Party of China
Spouse(s) Qin Xiaomei (秦小梅)
Children Li Hehe (李禾禾)

Li Zhaoxing (Chinese: 李肇星; pinyin: Lǐ Zhàoxīng; born 20 October 1940 in Jiaonan, Qingdao, Shandong) is a former foreign minister of the People's Republic of China. He held that office from 2003 to 2007.

He graduated from Peking University in 1964. He worked as a diplomat in Africa before becoming Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1990 and Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1995, ambassador to the United States in 1998, and Foreign Minister in 2003.

He was initially appointed as one of the Elders but chose not to continue with the role. He is a professor at Peking University. He is married, and has one son.

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Li Daoyu
Chinese Ambassador to the United States
1998–2001
Succeeded by
Yang Jiechi
Preceded by
Li Daoyu
Permanent Representative and Ambassador of China to the United Nations
1993 – 1995
Succeeded by
Qin Huasun
Government offices
Preceded by
Tang Jiaxuan
Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China
2003–2007
Succeeded by
Yang Jiechi