Zhong Jianhua

Graduate, Beijing Institute of Foreign Language; 1985, Master's degree, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, US. With Ministry of Foreign Affairs: 1977-79, Diplomatic Courier; 1979-83, staff member, then Attaché, Embassy of China in Britain; 1985, returned to Embassy of China in Britain as Third Secretary, then Second Secretary, 1991-93, First Secretary and Legal Expert, Sino-British Joint Liaison Group, Hong Kong; 1993-2002, with Consular Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Beijing, as Director, Deputy Director-General and Director-General; 2002, appointed Consul-General of China in Los Angeles; 2007-12, Ambassador of China to South Africa. Since 2012, Special Representative on African Affairs of the Chinese Government.