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Fu Ying

1953 - Today

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Fu Ying is a prominent Chinese politician and diplomat who has made significant contributions in the field of international relations. Born in January 1953 in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, Fu Ying has held various significant positions throughout her illustrious career. She has served as the ambassador to the Philippines, Australia, and the United Kingdom, and has also held the esteemed role of Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs. Currently, she holds the position of Chairperson of the National People's Congress Foreign Affairs Committee, further cementing her influence in Chinese politics. Fu Ying's exceptional achievements are notable as she is the first woman and one of only two ethnic minority women to have served as Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs in China's history. She completed her education at the prestigious Beijing Foreign Studies University and further pursued a Master's degree in International Relations at the University of Kent, earning her an honorary Doctorate of Civil Law from the same institution in 2008. Throughout her career, Fu Ying has played a pivotal role in diplomatic negotiations, including leading the Chinese Delegation in talks with North Korea regarding nuclear disarmament. Her diplomatic skills and expertise have been recognized globally, and she has received accolades for her service. In her personal life, Fu Ying remains connected to her Inner Mongolian heritage, appreciating traditional Mongolian culture and enjoying activities such as drinking suutei tsai (Hohhot-style milk tea) and listening to the traditional Mongol long song. With her remarkable achievements and dedication to public service, Fu Ying continues to shape and influence China's foreign relations landscape, leaving a lasting impact on the international stage.

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