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Li Xiaolin (Chinese: 李小林) is party secretary and chairperson of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries.[2] She is also a member of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.[3]

Li Xiaolin
李小林
Li Xiaolin.jpg
Chairperson of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries
Assumed office
2011
Preceded by Chen Haosu
Personal details
Born (1953-10-21) October 21, 1953 (age 64)[1]
Hong'an County, Hubei
Political party Communist Party of China
Spouse(s) Liu Yazhou
Children 1
Parents Lin Jiamei
Li Xiannian
Education Wuhan University (BA)
UCLA (MA)

CareerEdit

From 1972 to 1975, Li studied at Wuhan University. In 1975, she was appointed Director of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries. After graduate study in the United States, Li variably served as cadre, deputy director and director of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries between 1983 to 1990.[2]

From 1990 to 1992, Li served as First Secretary of the Embassy of China to the USA. From 1992 to 2007, Li alternatively served as deputy director and director of the Department of the Americas at the Chinese People 's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, as well as vice-chairperson and deputy party secretary of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries.[2]

From 2007 to 2011, Li was the vice-chairperson and party secretary of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, before being made chairperson in 2011.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Li is one of four children of former President of the People's Republic of China, Li Xiannian and his second wife, Lin Jiamei.

Li is said to have met her husband Liu Yazhou whilst studying at Wuhan University, when he was a student of the Chinese Studies department.[4] They have one son.[2] Their marriage was seen as the union of two princeling families.[4][5]

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