Fu Ying

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Fu Ying
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People's Republic of China Ambassador to United Kingdom
In office
March 2007 – February 2010
Preceded by Zha Peixin
Succeeded by Liu Xiaoming
Personal details
Born January 1953 (1953-01) (age 64)
Hohhot, Inner Mongolia
Fu Ying
Traditional Chinese 傅瑩
Simplified Chinese 傅莹

Fu Ying (born January 1953 in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia; ethnic Mongol) is the current vice minister of the Foreign Ministry of the People's Republic of China.[1]

She is the first woman to serve in the role 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 was recalled as ambassador to the UK and replaced by Liu Xiaoming.

Currently she is Vice Foreign Minister of PRC.[3]

A column in the Straits Times described her as "apparatchik known for hardline positions".[4]

Early life[edit]

Fu was born in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China in 1953.


She graduated from the Beijing Foreign Studies University.


  • 1978–1982 Attaché, Embassy in Romania
  • 1982–1985 Attaché, Department of Translation and Interpretation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 1985–1986 University of Kent[5]
  • 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.[6] She has one daughter by her husband, ethnologist Hao Shiyuan (郝时远).[7]


  1. ^ http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/eng/wjb/zygy/gyjl/FuYing_eng/
  2. ^ State Department Daily Press Briefing April 21, 2003
  3. ^ 中国驻英大使傅莹升任外交部副部长
  4. ^ Velloor, Ravi (2 September 2016). "Manila caught between a shoal and a hard place". The Straits Times. Retrieved 6 September 2016. 
  5. ^ Lunch with the FT: Madam Fu Ying, Financial Times, January 29, 2010
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ 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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