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

People's Daily Online


Government of the People's Republic of China


Revision History:

Biography Revised: 10/20/2010
Career Data Updated: 3/7/2018

PHOTO: Wang Guangya
Wang Guangya 王光亚
Director, Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council
Born: 1950
Birthplace: Jiangsu Province

Biography

Wang Guangya, male, Han nationality, is a native of Jiangsu Province. He was born in 1950.

After study in Wales and at the London School of Economics and Politics, Wang's career was divided between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Chinese Mission to the UN in New York, broken by a year of study at Johns Hopkins University.

He served as China's ambassador to the United Nations from 2003-2008 and Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2008 - 2010. He is an alternate member of the 17th CPC Central Committee and in 2010, becmame Director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council.

Career Data

2017— Member, CPC, Central Committee, Central LSG for Hong Kong and Macao Work
2017— Member, CPC, Central Committee, Central Foreign Affairs Commission
2012—2017 Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee
2010— Director, Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council
2008—2010 Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs CPC, Party Committee
2008—2010 Vice-Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2007—2012 Alternate Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee
2003—2008 Ambassador, United Nations
1999—2003 Vice-Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (In charge of Departments of International Organizations, Arms Control, and Treaties and Law)
1998—1999 Assistant Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1998—1999 Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1993—1998 Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Department
1992—1993 Counselor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Department
1992—1993 Deputy Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Department
1988—1992 Counselor, Permanent Mission of the PRC to the United Nations
1983—1988 Deputy Division Chief, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Department
1983—1988 Third Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Department
1983—1988 Division Chief, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Department
1982—1983 Attache, Permanent Mission of the PRC to the United Nations
1981—1982 Student, Johns Hopkins University USA, Washington D.C.
1977—1981 Attache, Permanent Mission of the PRC to the United Nations
1977—1981 Staff, Permanent Mission of the PRC to the United Nations
1975—1977 Member, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Translation and Interpretation Department
1972—1975 Student, London School of Economics United Kingdom, London
1972—1975 Student, Atlantic College United Kingdom, Wales


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