Compiled from the following sources:

Special biographic research
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2002-2006

Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2003-2005

Chinese Embassy in Great Britain


Revision History:

Biography Revised: 3/1/2020
Career Data Updated: 8/8/2011

PHOTO: Liu Xiaoming
Liu Xiaoming 刘晓明
Chinese Ambassador to the United Kingdom of the Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Born: 1956

Biography

Liu Xiaoming, male, Han nationality, is a native of Guangdong Province, Jieyang City. He was born in 1956 and graduated from Dalian University of Foreign Languages in 1974. Liu earned a master's degree in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Foreign Affairs of Tufts University in 1983.

A career diplomat, Liu spent his first few years after college graduation as a staff member of the Chinese Embassy in Zambia and at the North American and Oceania Affairs Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He became deputy section chief of the North American and Oceania Affairs department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1983, serving in that post for five years. Liu then traveled to the United States to assume the second secretary post of the Chinese Embassy. In 1990, he was promoted to the first secretary position at the embassy.

After returning to China in 1993, he became a counselor and later deputy director-general of the North American and Oceania Affairs department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His five years in China at the department were followed by a minister's assignment to the Chinese Embassy in the United States.

Liu became ambassador to Egypt in 2001. In February 2004, he was appointed as Deputy Secretary-General of Gansu Provincial People's Government and then Assistant Governor of Gansu Province. From 2006 to 2009, he was appointed Chinese Ambassador to the DPRK. Since 2009, he is Chinese Ambassador to the United Kingdom of the Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Career Data

2009— Ambassador, Chinese Embassy United Kingdom, England
2006—2009 Ambassador, Chinese Embassy Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Pyongyang
2005—2006 Deputy Director, CPC, Central Committee, Central Foreign Affairs Office
2004—2004 Deputy Secretary-General, People's Government Gansu Province
2004—2005 Assistant Governor, People's Government Gansu Province
2003—2004 Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2001—2003 Ambassador, Chinese Embassy Egypt, Cairo
1998—2001 Minister, Chinese Embassy USA, Washington D.C.
1995—1998 Deputy Director-General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, North American and Oceania Affairs Department
1994—1995 Counselor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, North American and Oceania Affairs Department
1993—1994 Section Chief, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, North American and Oceania Affairs Department, United States Affairs Section
1990—1993 First Secretary, Chinese Embassy USA, Washington D.C.
1989—1990 Second Secretary, Chinese Embassy USA, Washington D.C.
1983—1989 Deputy Section Chief, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, North American and Oceania Affairs Department
1982—1983 Student, Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Foreign Affairs USA, Massachusetts, Boston
1982—1983 Third Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, North American and Oceania Affairs Department
1978—1982 Staff Member, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, North American and Oceania Affairs Department
1975—1978 Staff Member, Chinese Embassy Zambia, Lusaka
1974—1975 Staff Member, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1970—1974 Student, Dalian University of Foreign Languages Liaoning Province, Dalian City


Recent Travel & Appearances

29 Feb 20 Travelled to United Kingdom, London
Liu Xiaoming says China, UK to go through epidemic of COVID-19 with stronger mutual trust

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