Amb. Zhou Wenzhong
Amb. Zhou Wenzhong
Position:
Board Member
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Since 2010, Zhou Wenzhong has served as Secretary-General of the Boao Forum for Asia, and as the Vice President of the China-U.S. People's Friendship Association.

Mr. Zhou Wenzhong, born in Jiangsu Province in August 1945, is a university graduate. From 1970 to 1973, Mr. Zhou was a staff member of the Beijing Diplomatic Service Bureau of the People’s Republic of China. He studied at Bath University and London School of Economics of the United Kingdom during 1973 to 1975. From 1975 to 1978, he was a staff member of the Department of Translation and Interpretation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China.

From 1978 to 1983, he was Attaché and then Third Secretary of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China to the United States of America. He became the Second Secretary, Deputy Division Director and then Division Director of the Department of Translation and Interpretation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China from 1983 to 1987. From 1987 to 1990, he worked as the Deputy Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in San Francisco in the United States of America, and as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to Barbados and to Antigua and Barbuda from 1990 to 1993.

During 1993 to 1994, Mr. Zhou became the Deputy Director General of the Department of North American and Oceanian Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China. Subsequently, from 1994 and 1995, he worked as the Consul General (Ambassadorial Rank) of the People’s Republic of China in Los Angeles in the United States of America. From 1995 to 1998, he was the Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China to the United States of America, and he was the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the Commonwealth of Australia from 1998 to 2001.

From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Zhou became the Assistant Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, and promoted to the Vice Minister from 2003 to 2005.

From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Zhou was the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of to the United States of America.