17 March 2003 – 17 March 2008
Serving with Chen Zhili, Hua Jianmin, Cao Gangchuan, Zhou Yongkang
|8th Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China|
17 March 1998 – 17 March 2003
|Preceded by||Qian Qichen|
|Succeeded by||Li Zhaoxing|
17 January 1938|
Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China
|Political party||Communist Party of China|
After various diplomatic postings in Japan, he became Assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1991, Vice minister of foreign affairs in 1993 and Minister of foreign affairs from 1998 to 2003. He continued to serve on the State Council until 2008.
In 2009, Tang published Jing Yu Xu Feng (Chinese: 劲雨煦风; Chinese: 勁雨煦風; pinyin: Jìng Yǔ Xù Fēng), a memoir covering ten years of Tang's experiences in China's Foreign Ministry from 1998-2008. It was translated into English and published by Harper in 2011 as Heavy Storm & Gentle Breeze: A Memoir of China's Diplomacy.
- Tang Jiaxuan biography @ China Vitae, the web's largest online database of China VIPs
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