Wang Yi is the current Minister of Foreign Affairs in China. Before taking the position as the minister of foreign affairs, he was head of the Taiwan Affairs Office. The following is his biosketch.
Wang Yi, male, born in Beijing in October 1953. MA in economics.
1969-1977 Educated youth, Heilongjiang Production and Construction Corps
1977-1978 Worker, Intelligence Research Institute, Ministry of Post and Telecommunications
1978-1982 Student, Department of Asian and African Languages, Beijing Second Foreign Language Institute
1982-1989 Staff member, Attaché, Deputy Office Director and Office Director, Department of Asian Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1989-1994 Counselor, Minister Counselor, Chinese embassy in Japan
1994-1995 Deputy Director General, Department of Asian Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1995-1998 Director General, Department of Asian Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (visiting scholar, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, the United States of America from August 1997 to February 1998)
1998-2001 Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and Director General of the Department of Policy Research
2001-2004 Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs
2004-2007 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Japan
2007-2008 Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs in charge of executive affairs
2008-2013 Director, Taiwan Work Office of the CPC Central Committee and Minister, Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council
2013- Minister of Foreign Affairs
Member of the 17th and 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.
Married with a daughter.