Jorge Guajardo served under two Mexican presidents as his country’s ambassador to China from 2007 to 2013. During his tenure as ambassador, he met many of China’s current leaders, including President Xi Jinping, Prime Minister Li Keqiang, Vice President Wang Qishang, and many of the Politburo members. He accompanied Xi to Mexico on his first trip abroad as designated successor. During his years in China, Ambassador Guajardo visited every Chinese province. He is currently a Senior Director at the Washington, D.C. strategic consulting firm McLarty Associates.

Last Updated: March 19, 2020



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