Li Shengjiao is a former senior Chinese diplomat, scholar, bilingual author, and former Nanjing sports star.

In his 40-year career as a diplomat, Li served as Acting Ambassador of China to Barbados, First Deputy Consul General of China in Toronto, and Counselor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, among other posts.

A recognized expert on the International Law of the Sea and China’s territory and border issues, Li was met twice and was praised by Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai for his contribution to these issues.

A guest professor at Nanjing University, Li is a columnist for The Huffington Post, and China Daily, writing about international affairs, international business, and U.S.-China ties.

Li was an all-around sports star in his youth, excelling in soccer, basketball, the 100-meter sprint in track and field, and table tennis. As a member of the Nanjing municipal soccer team, he represented the city in several national level matches during his years at Nanjing University. He was the coach of the basketball team of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the table tennis champion of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

A direct descendant of Li E, the Qing Dynasty poet and scholar, Li is the son of the distinguished scholar of modern China Li Linsi.

Last Updated: September 29, 2015



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