Fu Ying

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Fu Ying
Fu Ying in Munich, Germany in 2018
Fu Ying in 2018
People's Republic of China Ambassador to the United Kingdom
In office
March 2007 – February 2010
Preceded by Zha Peixin
Succeeded by Liu Xiaoming
Personal details
Born January 1953 (1953-01) (age 65)
Hohhot, Inner Mongolia
Fu Ying
Traditional Chinese 傅瑩
Simplified Chinese 傅莹

Fu Ying (born January 1953) is a Chinese politician and diplomat, best known for her terms as the ambassador to the United Kingdom and as Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs. She currently serves as the chairperson of the National People's Congress Foreign Affairs Committee.[1]

An ethnic Mongol born in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, Fu Ying is the first woman, and the only ethnic minority woman, to serve as Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs since 1979, and one of only two to serve in Chinese history. Fu graduated from the Beijing Foreign Studies University. In 1976, she became the official interpreter of the diplomatic service.

She led the Chinese Delegation during talks with North Korea that led to the latter country’s decision (later reneged on) to abandon nuclear weapons.[2] From 2004 to 2007 she was the ambassador to Australia. She was the Chinese ambassador to the United Kingdom from March 2007 to 2009. In February 2010 she returned to China and was replaced by Liu Xiaoming.

Early life[edit]

Fu was born in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, in 1953. Her father was a student of Ai Siqi and she is of Mongol descent.

Education[edit]

She graduated from the Beijing Foreign Studies University.

Career[edit]

Fu Ying during the MSC 2018
  • 1978–1982 Attaché, Embassy in Romania
  • 1982–1985 Attaché, Department of Translation and Interpretation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 1985–1986 University of Kent[3]
  • 1986–1990 Third Secretary, Second Secretary and Deputy Director, the Department of Translation and Interpretation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 1990–1992 Deputy Director and First Secretary, the Department of Asian Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 1992–1993 Staff Member, United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia
  • 1993–1997 First Secretary, Director and Counsellor, Department of Asian Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 1997–1998 Minister Counsellor, Embassy in Indonesia
  • 1998–2000 Ambassador to the Philippines
  • 2000–2003 Director-General, Department of Asian Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 2003–2007 Ambassador to Australia
  • Mar 2007–2010 Ambassador to the United Kingdom
  • 2010– Vice Foreign Minister of PRC

Literary compositions[edit]

"If the West can Listen to China"

Personal life[edit]

Fu Ying tries to adhere to elements of traditional Inner Mongolian culture in her personal life. She drinks suutei tsai (奶茶, Hohhot-style milk tea) on the weekends, listens to the traditional Mongol long song, and eats Inner Mongolian food.[4] She has one daughter by her husband, ethnologist Hao Shiyuan (郝时远).[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/eng/wjb/zygy/gyjl/FuYing_eng/
  2. ^ State Department Daily Press Briefing April 21, 2003
  3. ^ Lunch with the FT: Madam Fu Ying, Financial Times, January 29, 2010
  4. ^ Dong, Qianchao; Xiao, Jing, eds. (2013-03-08). 傅莹:从电影放映员到外交官 [Fu Ying: From Film Projectionist to Diplomat] (in Chinese). People's Daily Online. Retrieved 2013-03-10. 
  5. ^ leiyang, ed. (2010-01-05). "Fu Ying Appointed Vice-Foreign Minister". chinanews.com.cn. All-China Women's Federation. Retrieved 2013-03-10. 

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