Ke Hua (Chinese: 柯华; 19 December 1915 – 1 January 2019) was a Chinese diplomat who served as Chinese Ambassador to Guinea from 1960 to 1964, Chinese Ambassador to Ghana from 1972 to 1974, Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines from 1975 to 1978, and Chinese Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 1978 to 1983.
|People's Republic of China Ambassador to the United Kingdom|
September 1978 – March 1983
|Preceded by||Song Zhiguang|
|Succeeded by||Chen Zhaoyuan|
|People's Republic of China Ambassador to the Philippines|
December 1975 – April 1978
|Preceded by||New position|
|Succeeded by||Chen Xinren|
|People's Republic of China Ambassador to Ghana|
September 1972 – August 1974
|Preceded by||Huang Hua|
|Succeeded by||Yang Keming|
|People's Republic of China Ambassador to Guinea|
March 1960 – May 1964
|Preceded by||New position|
|Succeeded by||Chai Zemin|
19 December 1915
Puning, Guangdong, China
|Died||1 January 2019 (aged 103)|
|Political party||Communist Party of China|
|Relations||Xi Jinping (former son in law)|
|Alma mater||Yenching University|
He entered the Yenching University in 1935, during his school days, he participated in the December 9th Movement. In April 1937, he visited Yan'an, where he got the chance to meet Mao Zedong. In November 1937, he went to Linfen, Shanxi to join the Eighth Route Army.
After the establishment of the Communist State in 1949, he became vice-party chief of Xi'an, Shaanxi. In December 1954, he was transferred to Beijing, capital of China, where he was appointed director of the Department of Protocol of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In March 1960 he was appointed Chinese Ambassador to Guinea, a position he held until May 1964. Then he successively served as Chinese Ambassador to Ghana from 1972 to 1974, Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines from 1975 to 1978, and Chinese Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 1978 to 1983. Ke returned to China in 1983, and that same year he was appointed counselor of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council. He was involved in the early stage of Sino-British talks on Hong Kong's future in the early 1980s. In 1988, he became a member of the 7th National Committee Standing committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. He retired in 1995. On January 1, 2019, he died of illness in Beijing, aged 103.
- 103岁外交家柯华逝世 全程参与香港回归谈判. ifeng (in Chinese). 2019-01-03.
- "Chinese President Xi Jinping's former father-in-law, diplomat Ke Hua, dies in Beijing at age 103". 4 January 2019. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
| People's Republic of China Ambassador to Guinea
| People's Republic of China Ambassador to Ghana
Yang Keming (杨克明)
| People's Republic of China Ambassador to the Philippines
| People's Republic of China Ambassador to the United Kingdom
Chen Zhaoyuan (陈肇源)