Geng Shuang (Chinese: 耿爽; born April 1973) is a Chinese politician serving as deputy director of the Foreign Ministry Information Department of the People's Republic of China. He is the 30th spokesperson since the spokesperson system was established in the ministry in 1983.

Geng Shuang
耿爽
Geng Shuang.png
Geng in 2017
Deputy Director of Foreign Ministry Information Department of the
People's Republic of China
Assumed office
2016
Preceded byHong Lei
Personal details
BornApril 1973 (age 46)
Beijing, China
NationalityChinese
Political partyCommunist Party of China
ResidenceBeijing, China
Alma materTufts University
OccupationPolitician
Chinese name
Chinese

BiographyEdit

Geng was born in Beijing in April 1973. He obtained a master of arts degree in International Relations from Tufts University in 2006.[1]

Beginning in 1995, he served in several posts in the Foreign Ministry, including staff member, secretary, counsellor, and division director.[1]

He was counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in the United States from 2011 to 2015.[1]

In 2015, he returned to Beijing and was appointed the counsellor of the Foreign Ministry's International Economic Division.[1]

He was elevated to deputy director of the Foreign Ministry Information Department in 2016.[1] On September 26, 2016, he became a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Geng is married and has a daughter.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f 外交部发言人耿爽简历 [Resume of Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang]. mfa.gov.cn (in Chinese). 2016.
  2. ^ 外交部第30任发言人耿爽亮相并主持记者会(图). ifeng.com (in Chinese). 2016-09-26.