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

Zhongguo Gongchandang Lijie Zhongyang Weiyuan Dacidian, 1921-2003
Beijing: Zhonggong dangshi chubanshe 2004

XINHUA Online (China View)


Revision History:

Biography Revised: 11/22/2017
Career Data Updated: 11/22/2017

PHOTO: Yang Jiechi
Yang Jiechi 杨洁篪
Member, 19th CPC, Central Committee; State Councilor, State Council; Deputy Director, National Leading Group for Climate Change and for Energy Conservation & Reduction of Pollution Discharge
Born: 1950

Biography

Yang Jiechi, male, Han nationality, is a native of Shanghai. He was born in 1950 and studied at Bath University and the London School of Economics from 1973 to 1975.

A diplomat who focuses on American Affairs, Yang was a second and first secretary for the Chinese Embassy in the United States in the mid 1980s. In 1983, he was promoted to counselor at the embassy.

After returning to China, Yang served briefly in the translation and interpretation department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He became division director and then deputy director-general at the American and Oceania Affairs Department at the ministry in 1990, remaining there for three years.

In 1993, he traveled back to the United States to assume minister and deputy chief of mission responsibilities at the Chinese Embassy. In 2001 he became ambassador to the United States.

From 2005-2007 he served as Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs and served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2007 to 2013. In 2013 he became State Councilor of State Council. He was a member of the 17th and 18th CPC Central Committees and is now a Member of the 19th CPC Central Committee.

Career Data

2017— Member, 19th CPC, Central Committee
2013— State Councilor, State Council
2013— Deputy Director, National Leading Group for Climate Change and for Energy Conservation & Reduction of Pollution Discharge
2012—2017 Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee
2007—2013 Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2005—2007 Vice-Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2002—2007 Alternate Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee
2000—2004 Ambassador, Chinese Embassy USA, Washington D.C.
1998—2000 Vice-Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1995—1998 Assistant Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1993—1995 Deputy Chief of Mission, Chinese Embassy USA, Washington D.C.
1993—1995 Minister, Chinese Embassy USA, Washington D.C.
1990—1993 Deputy Director-General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, North American and Oceania Affairs Department
1990—1993 Division Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, North American and Oceania Affairs Department
1990—1993 Counselor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, North American and Oceania Affairs Department
1987—1990 Division Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Translation and Interpretation Department
1987—1990 Counselor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Translation and Interpretation Department
1983—1987 Second Secretary, Chinese Embassy USA, Washington D.C.
1983—1987 Counselor, Chinese Embassy USA, Washington D.C.
1975—1983 Second Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Translation and Interpretation Department
1975—1983 Staff Member, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Translation and Interpretation Department
1973—1975 Student, London School of Economics United Kingdom, London
1973—1975 Student, University of Bath United Kingdom, Bath
1971 Joined, CPC


Recent Travel & Appearances

03 Dec 17 Was in Beijing Municipality
Yang Jiechi delivers a speech at the closing session of the CPC in Dialogue with World Political Parties High-Level Meeting
03 Dec 17 Was in Beijing Municipality
China, U.S. to have more party-to-party exchanges
03 Dec 17 Was in Beijing Municipality
CPC will deepen friendly cooperation with world political parties
30 Nov 17 China to promote building a community of shared future for the world
17 Nov 17 Was in Beijing Municipality and met with the following:
Nasser Bourita (Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Morocco)
Yang Jiechi Meets with Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita of Morocco
14 Nov 17 Was in Beijing Municipality
Xi back home after APEC summit, state visits to Vietnam, Laos
10 Nov 17 Was in Beijing Municipality
Chinese president leaves for APEC summit, state visits to Vietnam, Laos
09 Nov 17 Was in Beijing Municipality and met with the following:
Donald Trump (U.S. President)
Xi, Trump agree on leading role of head-of-state diplomacy in Sino-U.S. ties
02 Nov 17 Yang Jiechi and U.S. secretary of state talk by phone
30 Oct 17 Was in Beijing Municipality and met with the following:
Jim Breyer (Breyer Capital Founder and CEO)
Henry Paulson (Paulson Institute Chairman)
Stephen Schwarzman (Chairman of the Blackstone Group)
Tim Cook (Apple CEO)
Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook CEO)
Opening up of China means win-win cooperation for world

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