Tang Jiaxuan, male, Han nationality, is a native of Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province. He was born in 1938 in Shanghai, joined the CPC in 1973, and graduated from Beijing University.
A member of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1964, Tang has been active in Sino-Japanese relations and in 1988 served as minister of the Chinese Embassy in Japan. From 1993-1998 he served as vice-minister of Foreign Affairs. He was minister of Foreign Affairs from 1998-2003 and served as state councilor of the State Council from 2003-2008.
Tang Jiaxuan was a member of the 15th CPC Central Committees and is a member 16th CPC Central Committees.