Compiled from the following sources:

Special biographic research
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2002-2006

Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2003-2005

Revision History:

Biography Revised: 7/17/2003
Career Data Updated: 3/26/2006

PHOTO: Wan Yongxiang
Wan Yongxiang 万永祥
Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Macao Special Administrative Region
Born: 1944
Birthplace: Henan Province

Biography

Wan Yongxiang, male, Han nationality, is a native of Henan Province. He was born in 1944 and is a university graduate.

A fixture at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wan has rotated among several departments. He served as section chief of the African affairs department, director-general of the personnel department, and deputy section chief of the Information Department.

Until 1992, his only overseas appointment was a second secretary post to the Chinese Embassy in Mali. After an assistant minister position at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wan became ambassador to Czechoslovakia. A four year stint as vice-minister at the ministry was followed by ambassadorships to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and Brazil.

In 2002, Wan became commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Macao SAR.

Career Data

2002— Commissioner, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Macao SAR
2000—2002 Ambassador, Chinese Embassy Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
1997—2000 Ambassador, Chinese Embassy Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Pyongyang
1993—1997 Vice-Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1992—1993 Ambassador, Chinese Embassy Czechoslovakia, Prague
1989—1992 Assistant Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Director-General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Personnel Department
Deputy Director-General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Personnel Department
1983—???? Section Chief, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Affairs Department
1983—1983 Deputy Section Chief, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Affairs Department
1982—1983 Second Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Affairs Department
1978—1982 Second Secretary, Chinese Embassy Mali, Bamako City
1967—1978 Deputy Section Chief, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Information Department
1967—1978 Staff Member, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Information Department


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