Fu Ying in 2018
|People's Republic of China Ambassador to the United Kingdom|
March 2007 – February 2010
|Preceded by||Zha Peixin|
|Succeeded by||Liu Xiaoming|
January 1953 (age 65)|
Hohhot, Inner Mongolia
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.
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. 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.
She graduated from the Beijing Foreign Studies University. In 1985, she did an MA in International Relations at the University of Kent. She also was given an honourary Doctorate of Civil Law in 2008 by the University of Kent.
- 1978–1982 Attaché, Embassy in Romania
- 1982–1985 Attaché, Department of Translation and Interpretation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- 1985–1986 University of Kent
- 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
"If the West can Listen to China"
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. She has one daughter by her husband, ethnologist Hao Shiyuan (郝时远).
- State Department Daily Press Briefing April 21, 2003
- Lunch with the FT: Madam Fu Ying, Financial Times, January 29, 2010
- 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.
- leiyang, ed. (2010-01-05). "Fu Ying Appointed Vice-Foreign Minister". chinanews.com.cn. All-China Women's Federation. Retrieved 2013-03-10.