Zhang Yesui

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhang.
Zhang Yesui
张业遂
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President Barack Obama and Ambassador Zhang Yesui (White House)
Permanent Representative and Ambassador of China to the United Nations
In office
October 10, 2008 – March 3, 2010
Preceded by Wang Guangya
Succeeded by Li Baodong
Personal details
Born (1953-10-01) October 1, 1953 (age 60)
Hubei Province
Nationality Chinese
Political party Communist Party of China
Spouse(s) Chen Naiqing
Alma mater Beijing Foreign Studies University
London School of Economics
Zhang Yesui
Chinese 张业遂

Zhang Yesui (Chinese: 张业遂; pinyin: Zhāng Yèsuì; Wade–Giles: Chang Yehsui; born October 1953) is a Chinese diplomat and formerly the Chinese Ambassador to the United States. He has previously served as Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations and Vice-Minister of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Biography[edit]

Zhang Yesui was born in October 1953 in Hubei Province and is a native of that region. He graduated from the Beijing Foreign Studies University and studied at the London School of Economics. After his completing his education, he entered diplomatic service and was posted to the Chinese Embassy to the United Kingdom in London. Zhang then assumed various posts in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs's Department of International Organizations and Conferences and Protocol Department. In 2000, he rose to become Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs responsible for administration, protocol and personnel and then became Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2003 with areas of responsibility including policy research, Africa, Europe, North America and Oceania affairs, arms control and disarmament, and International Treaty and Law. In 2008, he was appointed China's Ambassador to the United Nations replacing Wang Guangya.

Zhang is married to Chen Naiqing who is also an ambassador and diplomat and has a daughter.[1][2] Zhang and his wife were posted to the U.N. Mission from 1988-92. Chen was ambassador to Norway (2003–2007) and ambassador to the Six Party Talks for a year and a half before coming to New York with her husband.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biography of Zhang Yesui. China Vitae.
  2. ^ Biography of Ambassador Zhang. Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China to the United Nations.
  3. ^ National Committee Welcomes Ambassadors Zhang Yesui and Peng Keyu. National Committee on United States-China Relations.
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Wang Guangya
Permanent Representative and Ambassador of China to the United Nations
2008–2010
Succeeded by
Li Baodong
Preceded by
Zhou Wenzhong
Chinese Ambassador to the United States
2010 – 2013
Succeeded by
Cui Tiankai