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Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
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Zhongguo Gongchandang Lijie Zhongyang Weiyuan Dacidian, 1921-2003
Beijing: Zhonggong dangshi chubanshe 2004

Revision History:

Biography Revised: 8/18/2008
Career Data Updated: 8/18/2008

PHOTO: Liu Huaqiu
Liu Huaqiu 刘华秋
Member of the 16th CPC Central Committee
Born: 1939


Liu Huaqiu, Minister in Charge of the Central Foreign Affairs Office of the P.R.C. Born: 1939, Wuchuan, Guangdong Province.

Liu Huaqiu, male, Han nationality, is a native of Wuchan, Guangdong Province. He was born in 1939, joined the CPC in 1965, and graduated from the Foreign Affairs College in the same year.

Liu Huaqiu spent the early part of his career at diplomatic posts in Africa and in Australia. After serving as a Chinese envoy to Australia, Liu returned to become the director of the North American and Oceania Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Shortly thereafter Liu became an assistant minister for foreign affairs, a vice-minister for foreign affairs, and then Minister in charge of the Central Foreign Affairs Office of P.R.C. Liu was a member of the 15th CPC Central Committee.

Liu served as director of the CPC Central Foreign Affairs Office and as director of the State Council Foreign Affairs Office. Liu was also a member of the 16th CPC Central Committee.

Career Data

2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee
1998—???? Director, CPC, Central Committee, Central Foreign Affairs Office
1997—2002 Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee
1994—1998 Director, Foreign Affairs Office of the State Council
1992—1997 Alternate Member, 14th CPC, Central Committee
Vice-Chairman, United Nations, World Summit on Social Development, Chinese Preparatory Committee
Deputy Director, China Committee of the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction
1989—1998 Vice-Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1987—1992 Delegate, 13th CPC, National Congress
1987—1989 Assistant Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1986—1987 Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, North American and Oceania Affairs Department
Envoy, Australia
1973—1981 Second Secretary, Chinese Embassy Ghana, Accra
1965—1969 Staff Member, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Political Department
1965 Joined, CPC
1965 Graduate, Foreign Affairs College Beijing Municipality (English Language Major)
1984—1986 Counselor, Chinese Embassy Australia, Sydney

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