NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF CHINA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS20000301 Biographical Note
(Based on information received from the Protocol and Liaison Service.)
Wang Yingfan, the new Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations, presented his credentials to Secretary-General Kofi Annan today.
Prior to his new appointment, since 1995, Mr. Wang was Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs. From 1994 to 1995, he served as Assistant Foreign Minister, and from 1990 to 1994 as Director-General of the Foreign Ministry's Department of Asian Affairs. He began at that Department in 1978 as Deputy Division Director, and when he left in 1988, to serve as China's Ambassador to the Philippines for two years, he held the post of Deputy Director-General.
Mr. Wang began his foreign service career in 1964 as a staff member at the Office of the Chargé d'Affaires of China in the United Kingdom. In 1967, he joined the staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he worked at the Department of Translation and Interpretation, and later as an Attaché in the Chinese Embassies in Ghana and the Philippines.
Born in April 1942, Mr. Wang graduated from the English Department of Beijing Foreign Languages University. He is married, with one daughter.
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