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Wu Jianmin

Wu Jianmin

Ambassador Wu Jianmin is currently Executive Vice Chairman of China Institute for Innovation and Development Strategy, a Senior Research Fellow of the Counselors’ office of the State Council of China, a Member of the Foreign Policy Advisory Committee of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, a Member and Vice President of the European Academy of Sciences, and Honorary President of the International Bureau of Exhibitions (BIE).

From 2003 to 2008, Wu served as President of China Foreign Affairs University, Executive Vice President of the China National Association for International Studies, Vice Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, and Spokesman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. He served as China’s Ambassador to France from 1998 to 2003, from 1996 to 1998 as Ambassador of China to the UN in Geneva, and as Ambassador of China to the Netherlands from 1994 to 1995. Before that, he was Director General of the Information Department and Spokesman of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Deputy Chief at China’s embassy in Belgium and its mission to the European Community in Brussels, and Counselor at China’s mission to the United Nations in New York.

From 2003 to 2007, Ambassador Wu served as President of the International Bureau of Expositions (BIE), making him the first Asian to take up the post. He graduated from the Department of French at Beijing Foreign Studies University and from 1965 to 1971 interpreted for Chairman Mao Zedong and Premier Zhou Enlai. In 1971, he became a member of China’s first delegation to the United Nations. He was awarded by French President Jacques Chirac the honor of Grand Officier of la Légion d’Honneur in 2003.

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10.31.14

What Should Obama and Xi Say to Each Other at APEC...

CHEN WEIHUA, HUGH WHITE & more

Next week's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Beijing (November 5-11) between Presidents Xi Jinping, Barack Obama, and other leaders from around the world, is billed as the Chinese capital's highest-profile international event since the 2008 Olympics. Local law...

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10.14.14

Will Asia Bank on China...

ZHA DAOJIONG, DAMIEN MA & more

Last week The New York Times reported U.S. opposition to China's plans to launch a regional development bank to rival the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. If, as some say, the the launch is a fait accompli, should Washington focus instead on figuring how how best to...

Viewpoint

09.26.14

‘The China-U.S. Relationship is Basically Good...

WU JIANMIN

A few days ago, I was in Washington, D.C. for a conference. While there, I met some American friends. We had an interesting discussion about what seems to me to be a debate going on in the U.S. about China-U.S. relations: One side believes the China-U.S. relationship is going...

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06.11.14

Is a Declining U.S. Good for China...

ZHA DAOJIONG, GORDON G. CHANG & more

Zha Daojiong:Talk of a U.S. decline is back in vogue. This time, China features more (if not most) prominently in a natural follow-up question: Which country is going to benefit? My answer: certainly not China.Arguably, the first round of “U.S.-in-decline” sentiment emerged...

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04.22.14

What Obama Should Say About China in Japan

YUKI TATSUMI, ELY RATNER & more

On Wednesday, Barack Obama will land in Tokyo beginning a week-long trip to four of China's neighbors—but not to China itself.In Obama’s stops in Tokyo, Seoul, Manila, and Kuala Lampur, the specter of China will loom large. This will be especially pronounced in Tokyo, where...

Conversation

10.31.14

What Should Obama and Xi Say to Each Other at APEC...

CHEN WEIHUA, HUGH WHITE & more

Next week's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Beijing (November 5-11) between Presidents Xi Jinping, Barack Obama, and other leaders from around the world, is billed as the Chinese capital's highest-profile international event since the 2008 Olympics. Local law...

Conversation

10.14.14

Will Asia Bank on China...

ZHA DAOJIONG, DAMIEN MA & more

Last week The New York Times reported U.S. opposition to China's plans to launch a regional development bank to rival the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. If, as some say, the the launch is a fait accompli, should Washington focus instead on figuring how how best to...

Viewpoint

09.26.14

‘The China-U.S. Relationship is Basically Good...

WU JIANMIN

A few days ago, I was in Washington, D.C. for a conference. While there, I met some American friends. We had an interesting discussion about what seems to me to be a debate going on in the U.S. about China-U.S. relations: One side believes the China-U.S. relationship is going...

Conversation

06.11.14

Is a Declining U.S. Good for China...

ZHA DAOJIONG, GORDON G. CHANG & more

Zha Daojiong:Talk of a U.S. decline is back in vogue. This time, China features more (if not most) prominently in a natural follow-up question: Which country is going to benefit? My answer: certainly not China.Arguably, the first round of “U.S.-in-decline” sentiment emerged...

Conversation

04.22.14

What Obama Should Say About China in Japan

YUKI TATSUMI, ELY RATNER & more

On Wednesday, Barack Obama will land in Tokyo beginning a week-long trip to four of China's neighbors—but not to China itself.In Obama’s stops in Tokyo, Seoul, Manila, and Kuala Lampur, the specter of China will loom large. This will be especially pronounced in Tokyo, where...