Alan Ewen Donald
|United Kingdom Ambassador to China|
|Born||5 May 1931|
Sir Alan Ewen Donald KCMG (born 5 May 1931) is a retired British diplomat who was ambassador to Indonesia and China.
- National Service with Royal Horse Artillery 1949–50.
- Joined HM Foreign Service 1954: Third Secretary, Peking, 1955–57.
- Foreign Office (FO), 1958–61: Private Secretary to Parliamentary Under-Secretary, FO, 1959–61.
- Second, later First Secretary, UK Delegation to NATO, Paris, 1961–64.
- First Secretary, Peking, 1964–66.
- Personnel Dept, Diplomatic Service Admin Office, later FCO, 1967–71.
- Counsellor (Commercial), Athens, 1971–73.
- Political Adviser to Governor of Hong Kong, 1974–77.
- Ambassador to Republics of Zaire, Congo Brazzaville, Burundi and Rwanda, 1977–80.
- Assistant Under-Secretary of State (Asia and the Pacific), FCO, 1980–84.
- Ambassador to Republic of Indonesia, 1984–88.
- Ambassador to People’s Republic of China, 1988–91.
- Director: China Fund Inc. (NY), 1992–2003; HSBC China Fund Ltd, 1994–2004; J.P. Morgan Fleming Asian Investment Trust Ltd, 1997–2001 (Fleming Far Eastern Investment Trust, 1991–97).
- President, China Association, 2003–08.
- DONALD, Sir Alan (Ewen), Who's Who 2014, A & C Black, 2014 (online edition, Oxford University Press, 2014)
- A despatch by Donald, headed "First Impressions of Indonesia", is included in The Spanish Ambassador's Suitcase: Stories from the Diplomatic Bag by Matthew Parris (Penguin, 2012, ISBN 9780241957097)
- A despatch by Donald, headed "China: Valedictory Despatch", is included in Parting Shots by Matthew Parris (Penguin, 2011, ISBN 9780670919291)
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