China's ambassador to the U.S. Zhou Wenzhong to present policy address, April 29
Location:Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall
Department:China and the World Program
Audience:Open to the Public
Zhou Wenzhong, China's ambassador to the United States, will present a policy address at the Woodrow Wilson School titled, "China-U.S. Relations in the New Era," at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton campus.
Ambassador Zhou was appointed as ambassador to the U.S. in 2005.
After studying at Bath University and London School of Economics of the United Kingdom for two years, he joined the Department of Translation and Interpretation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China in 1975.
From 1978 to 1983, he served as Attaché and Third Secretary at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the United States of America in Washington, DC. Then he returned to the Department of Translation and Interpretation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, rising to serve as Second Secretary, Deputy Division Director and Division Director. In 1987, he was named Deputy Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in San Francisco and was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to Barbados and to Antigua and Barbuda in 1990.
Ambassador Zhou returned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1993 as Deputy Director General of the Department of North American and Oceanian Affairs. He then served as Consul General of China to Los Angeles in 1994 and as Minister and DCM of the Chinese Embassy in Washington, DC in 1995. He served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the Commonwealth of Australia from 1998 to 2001, and then returned to China as Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs. In 2003, he was named Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of China.
This event is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the China and the World Program. It is free and open to the public.