Ding Xuesong

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Ding Xuesong (丁雪松, born Chongqing May 27, 1918 – May 29, 2011[1]) was China's first female ambassador in 1979. She was ambassador to the Netherlands 1979–1981, then to Denmark and Iceland 1982–1984.[2] She was married to Korean-born composer Zheng Lücheng. She accompanied him to North Korea in 1945, but appealed to Zhou Enlai to request Kim Il Sung's permission for them to return to China in 1950.[3]

As Ambassador to Denmark Ding was instrumental in Carlsberg Brewery's investment in the Beijing Huadu Brewery, at the time China's most modern.

Preceded by
Chen Xinren
Ambassador of China to the Netherlands
Succeeded by
Guo Jie
Preceded by
Qin Jialin (Denmark), Chen Feng (Iceland)
Ambassador of China to Denmark and Iceland
Succeeded by
Chen Luzhi


  1. ^ "baike.baidu.com" (in Chinese). Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  2. ^ la première ambassadrice de la Chine nouvelle 31 Jul 2009 " Ding Xuesong, née en 1918 à Chongqing, a adhéré au Parti communiste chinois à l'âge de 19 ans. En janvier 1938, elle se rendit à Yan'an"
  3. ^ Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women - Volume 2 - Page 145 Lily Xiao Hong Lee, A. D. Stefanowska, Sue Wiles - 2003 "... situation of their conflicting nationalities by returning to China, where Zheng Lücheng took out Chinese citizenship. ... PRC, Zheng Lücheng was active in his work as a composer; he wrote the music for the Western-style opera Cloud Gazing."