Wang Wenbin (Chinese: 汪文斌; pinyin: Wāng Wénbīn; born April 1971) is a Chinese politician diplomat, the spokesperson of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and deputy director of the Foreign Ministry Information Department. He is the 32nd spokesperson since the position was established in the ministry back in 1983. He has been the Chinese Ambassador to Tunisia since 2018, and has worked in Chinese embassies in Mauritius and Senegal.
Wang Wenbin at the regular press conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the afternoon of July 17, 2020
|Deputy Director of the Foreign Ministry Information Department of China|
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Geng Shuang|
|Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Tunisia|
May 2018 – June 2020
|Preceded by||Bian Yanhua|
|Born||April 1971 (age 49)|
|Political party||Communist Party of China|
|Alma mater||China Foreign Affairs University|
Wang was born in Anhui, China in April 1971. He secondary studied at Nanjing Jinling High School. In 1989 he entered China Foreign Affairs University, where he majored in French. After graduation, he was assigned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He served various diplomatic positions including deputy director and director of the Policy Research Office, political counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in the Republic of Mauritius, counsellor of the Department of Policy Planning, and deputy director of the Department of Policy Planning. He was designated by 13th Standing Committee of the National People's Congress in May 2018 to replace Bian Yanhua as Ambassador to Tunisia. On 17 July 2020, he was appointed the spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry, succeeding Geng Shuang.
Wang is married and has a daughter.
- "Wang Wenbin debuts as China's new Foreign Ministry spokesperson". globaltimes.com. 17 July 2020. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
- Huang Huan (黄欢); Hu Anjing (胡安静); Fan Jiexun (范杰逊) (17 July 2020). 外交部新任发言人是金陵中学校友，班主任：他做事沉稳非常自律. xhby.net (in Chinese). Retrieved 18 July 2020.
- Yu Xiaoqing (于潇清) (17 July 2020). 外交部新发言人汪文斌：投身外交近三十年后回归新闻司. thepaper.cn (in Chinese). Retrieved 18 July 2020.
- Zhou Jingwei (周经纬) (17 July 2020). 外交部新任发言人汪文斌正式亮相，华春莹这样介绍他. Beijing Daily (in Chinese). Retrieved 18 July 2020.
- Wang Wenbin on the Official website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China
Bian Yanhua (边燕花)
| Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Tunisia