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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China (MOFA or MFA; Chinese: 中华人民共和国外交部; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Wàijiāobù) is the first-ranked executive department under the State Council of the Government of the People's Republic of China, responsible for foreign relations between the People's Republic of China and other countries in the world. The ministry is led by the Foreign Minister, currently State Councilor Wang Yi. The agency has its headquarters in Chaoyang District, Beijing.[1]

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
of the People's Republic of China
Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Wàijiāobù
National Emblem of the People's Republic of China (2).svg
Ministry of Foreign Affairs HQ
Agency overview
FormedSeptember 1954
Preceding agency
JurisdictionPeople's Republic of China
HeadquartersChaoyang District, Beijing
Minister responsible
Agency executives
Parent agencyState Council
Child agencies (in English)

The agency is responsible for formulating foreign policies, decisions, foreign affairs documents, and statements in regard to the PRC. It also negotiates and signs bilateral and multilateral foreign treaties and agreements. The agency also dispatches foreign affairs representatives to other countries.

It represents P. R. China's interest in United Nations conferences, inter-governmental meetings, and the activities of international organizations. MFA advises the central government in formulating diplomatic strategies, guidelines, and policies.[2]



  • The General Office (办公厅)
  • The Department of Policy Planning (政策研究司)
  • The Department of Asian Affairs (亚洲司)
  • The Department of West Asian and North African Affairs (西亚北非司)
  • The Department of African Affairs (非洲司)
  • The Department of European-Central Asian Affairs (欧亚司)
  • The Department of European Affairs (欧洲司)
  • The Department of North American and Oceanian Affairs (北美大洋洲司)
  • The Department of Latin American Affairs (拉丁美洲司)
  • The Department of International Organizations and Conferences (国际司)
  • The Department of Arms Control (军控司)
  • The Department of Treaty and Law (条约法律司)
  • The Information Department (新闻司)
  • The Protocol Department (礼宾司)
  • The Department of Consular Affairs (领事司)
  • The Department of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs (港澳台司)
  • The Department of Translation and Interpretation (翻译室)
  • The Department of Foreign Affairs Management (外事管理司)
  • The Department of External Security Affairs (涉外安全事务司)
  • The Department of Personnel (干部司)
  • The Bureau for Retired Personnel (离退休干部局)
  • The Administrative Department (行政司)
  • The Department of Finance (财务司)
  • The Bureau of Archives (档案馆)
  • The Department of Supervision (监察局)
  • The Bureau for Chinese Diplomatic Missions Abroad (国外工作局)
  • The Department of Services for Foreign Ministry Home and Overseas Offices (服务局)



  1. ^ Home. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved on October 27, 2010. "Contact us Address: No. 2, Chaoyangmen Nandajie, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100701 Tel:86-10-65961114."
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-11-13. Retrieved 2008-11-14.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)


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