Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, a 17th–18th century German polymath who made significant contributions in many areas of physics, logic, history, librarianship, and studied numerous aspects of Chinese culture
A Sinophile or a Chinophile is a person who demonstrates a strong interest and love for Chinese culture or its people. It is also commonly used to describe those knowledgeable of Chinese history and culture (such as scholars and students), non-native Chinese language speakers, pro-Chinese politicians, and people perceived as having a strong interest in any of the above.
Rafael Correa, Ecuadorian President and economist whose foreign policies include socioeconomic cooperation with the People's Republic of China with regards to finance and industry, trade and resource development of oil and hydroelectricity, and infrastructure
Helmut Schmidt, former Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany; numerous visits to China both officially and in private, wrote several books about China; befriended former Premier of the PRC Zhu Rongji and ethnic-Chinese Singaporean leader Lee Kuan Yew
Johan Galtung, mathematician, sociologist, and the founder of the discipline of peace and conflict studies, who praised Chinese rewriting of concepts of an "open society" and "democracy" as well as China's flexibility with diplomacy
John Paton Davies, Jr., one of the major proponents and facilitators of the Dixie Mission, a program that was formed to establish an anti-fascist alliance between the People's Liberation Army and the US
R. L. Kuhn, corporate strategist, investment banker, and intellectual; situated in the pro-China segment of the intellectual community; closely knows many Chinese political leaders
Owen Lattimore, author, educator, and scholar; served as an adviser, but later a critic, of Chiang Kai-shek, and a proponent to what some consider a precursor of China's cultural and legislative autonomy policies with autonomous regions in the People's Republic of China
Paul Robeson, baritone singer; film and stage actor; peace and civil rights activist; All-American football athlete; temporarily resided in China, was fluent in Chinese, and compared the struggle of the Chinese to that of the black people in the United States
John S. Service, diplomat and "China Hand"; born in Chengdu; was persecuted by McCarthyism due to his pro-China views, which also included sympathies with Chinese socialism
Nicolas Maduro, Venezuelaian President and economist whose foreign policies include socioeconomic cooperation with the People's Republic of China with regards to finance and industry, trade and resource development of oil and hydroelectricity, and infrastructure; personally has very positive views about China's influence and culture.