Yang Jiechi biography

Yang Jiechi

Politician

1950 –

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Who is Yang Jiechi?

Yang Jiechi is a high-ranking Chinese politician and lifelong professional diplomat. He was the tenth Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China, between 2007 and 2013. He joined the inner circle of the State Council in 2013, as a State Councilor under Premier Li Keqiang. In this capacity, he serves as one of the most prominent architects of China's foreign policy. Yang spent much of his professional life in the United States, where he served as Chinese Ambassador from 2001 to 2005.

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Born
May 1, 1950
Shanghai
Spouses
Nationality
  • China
Profession
Education
  • London School of Economics
    (1973 - 1975)
  • University of Bath
  • Doctorate, Nanjing University
    History
  • Shanghai Foreign Language School

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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