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: 4/23/2013
Career Data Updated: 4/23/2013

PHOTO: Zhang Zhijun
Zhang Zhijun 张志军
Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee; Executive Vice-Minster, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Director, Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council
Born: 1953

Biography Highlight

Zhang Zhijun, male, Han nationality, is a native of Nantong, Jiangsu province. He was born in 1953, and graduated from university. Zhang began as chief of the research office of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee in 1975. He served as director-general there until 1996, and was elected deputy director in 2001. In 2010, he became Executive Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Recent Career Data

2013— Director, Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council
2012— Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee
2010— Executive Vice-Minster, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2010— Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs CPC, Party Committee
2009—2010 Vice-Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2001—2009 Deputy Director, CPC, Central Committee, International Liaison Department
1996—2001 Deputy Secretary, CPC, City Committee Shandong Province, Zibo City
1975—1996 Director-General, CPC, Central Committee, International Liaison Department, Research Office
1975—1996 Deputy Director-General, CPC, Central Committee, International Liaison Department, Research Office
1975—1996 Chief, CPC, Central Committee, International Liaison Department, Research Office

Recent Travel & Appearances

11/25/14 Chinese mainland spokesman denies Taipei mayoral comments
10/10/14 Meetings of cross-Strait affairs chiefs reflect huge progress
06/29/14 Mainland's #Taiwan affairs chief meets Taipei mayor #China
06/27/14 Mainland's #Taiwan affairs chief visits I-Shou University
06/27/14 Zhang Zhijun visits geracomium in #Taiwan

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