Zhou Wenzhong, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the United States
Zhou Wenzhong is a native of Jiangsu Province. After study in England, he joined the Department of Translation and Interpretation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1975.
Zhou served as attaché and 3rd Secretary in the Chinese embassy in Washington, then returned to the Department of Translation and Interpretation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, rising to division chief. He was named consul general in San Francisco in 1987 and ambassador to Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda in 1990.
Zhou returned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1993 as deputy director of the Department of American Affairs, went to Los Angeles in 1994 as consul general and to Washington in 1995 as minister-counselor of the Chinese embassy. Zhou served as ambassador to Australia from 1998 to 2001, then returned as assistant minister in charge of American and Latin American affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In 2005 he was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for the People’s Republic of China to the United States.
Presented by the Watson Institute Directors Lecture Series on Contemporary International Affairs.
Location: Salomon Center for Teaching 101.
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