Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China

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Foreign Minister of
the People's Republic of China
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Incumbent
Wang Yi

since 16 March 2013
Nominator Premier
Appointer President, according to the decision of the National People's Congress or its Standing Committee
Inaugural holder Zhou Enlai
Formation 1949
Website http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/

The Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China is the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China and one of the country's most important cabinet posts. The Minister usually is also a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.

Process of appointment[edit]

According to the Constitution of the People's Republic of China, the Minister is nominated by the Premier and confirmed by the National People's Congress or its Standing Committee.[1]

List of Foreign Ministers[edit]

Name Took office Left office Premier
1 Zhou Enlai October 1949 February 1958 Himself
2 Chen Yi February 1958 January 1972 Zhou Enlai
3 Ji Pengfei January 1972 November 1973 Zhou Enlai
4 Qiao Guanhua November 1973 December 1976 Zhou Enlai
Hua Guofeng
5 Huang Hua December 1976 November 1982 Hua Guofeng
Zhao Ziyang
6 Wu Xueqian November 1982 April 1988 Zhao Ziyang
7 Qian Qichen April 1988 March 1998 Li Peng
8 Tang Jiaxuan March 1998 March 2003 Zhu Rongji
9 Li Zhaoxing March 2003 April 2007 Wen Jiabao
10 Yang Jiechi April 2007 16 March 2013 Wen Jiabao
11 Wang Yi 16 March 2013 Incumbent Li Keqiang

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