Zhang Yesui (Chinese: 张业遂; born October 1953) is a Chinese diplomat who served as the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Party Committee Secretary for the People's Republic of China. He was formerly the Chinese Ambassador to the United States. He has previously served as Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations in New York City.

Zhang Yesui
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Party Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
In office
March 2013 – January 2019
Preceded byWu Dawei
Succeeded byQi Yu
Chinese Ambassador to the United States
In office
March 19, 2010 – April 9, 2013
Preceded byZhou Wenzhong
Succeeded byCui Tiankai
Chinese Permanent Representative and Ambassador to the United Nations
In office
October 10, 2008 – March 3, 2010
Preceded byWang Guangya
Succeeded byLi Baodong
Personal details
Born (1953-10-01) October 1, 1953 (age 68)
Hubei Province
Political partyCommunist Party of China
Spouse(s)Chen Naiqing
Alma materBeijing Foreign Studies University
London School of Economics
Zhang Yesui
Simplified Chinese张业遂


Zhang Yesui was born in October 1953 in Hubei Province and is a native of that region. He graduated from the Beijing Foreign Studies University and studied at the London School of Economics. After completing his education, he entered diplomatic service and was posted to the Chinese Embassy to the United Kingdom in London. Zhang then assumed various posts in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs's Department of International Organizations and Conferences and Protocol Department. In 2000, he rose to become Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs responsible for administration, protocol and personnel and then became Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2003 with areas of responsibility including policy research, Africa, Europe, North America and Oceania affairs, arms control and disarmament, and International Treaty and Law. In 2008, he was appointed China's Ambassador to the United Nations replacing Wang Guangya.

Zhang is married to Chen Naiqing, who is also an ambassador. They have a daughter.[1][2] Zhang and his wife were posted to the U.N. Mission from 1988-92. Chen was ambassador to Norway (2003–2007) and ambassador to the Six Party Talks for a year and a half before coming to New York with her husband.[3]

In 2012, Zhang was named Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs; he was later named Secretary of the Party Committee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (rank equivalent of minister). Zhang is an alternate member of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Biography of Zhang Yesui. China Vitae.
  2. ^ Biography of Ambassador Zhang. Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China to the United Nations.
  3. ^ National Committee Welcomes Ambassadors Zhang Yesui and Peng Keyu. National Committee on United States-China Relations.
  4. ^ "中华人民共和国外交部". www.fmprc.gov.cn. Retrieved 2017-01-25.

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by Permanent Representative and Ambassador of China to the United Nations
Succeeded by
Preceded by Chinese Ambassador to the United States
Succeeded by