Cui Tiankai

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Cui Tiankai

Cui Tiankai (崔天凯) has been appointed as China's new ambassador to the United States in April, 2013. President Xi Jinping made the appointment in line with a decision made by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress.

Mr. Cui Tiankai was born in October 1952. He has a Master's degree of Laws.

2013- Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to the United States of America

2009-2013 Vice Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2007-2009 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to Japan

2006-2007 Assistant Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2003-2006 Director-General, Department of Asian Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2001-2003 Director-General, Policy Research Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1999-2001 Deputy Director-General, Policy Research Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1997-1999 Minister Counselor, Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China to the United Nations

1996-1997 Deputy Director-General, Spokesperson, Information Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1987-1996 Deputy Division Director, Director, then Counselor, Department of International Organizations and Conferences, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1986-1987 Postgraduate at Johns Hopkins University, USA

1984-1986 Attaché, then Third Secretary, Department of International Organizations and Conferences, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1981-1984 Interpreter, Chinese Service, Department for General Assembly and Conference Management, UN Secretariat

1979-1981 Postgraduate student, UN Interpreter and Translator Training Course in Beijing Institute of Foreign Languages

1978-1979 Postgraduate student, Department of Foreign Languages, Shanghai Normal University

1977-1978 Teacher, Shanghai Normal University

1974-1977 Undergraduate student, Shanghai Normal University

1969-1974 "Educated urban youth in the rural areas", Aihui County, Heilongjiang

Mr. Cui Tiankai is married with a daughter.