This month our guest speakers will be Mr Li Quangmin Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Houston.
Consul General Li is a senior diplomat with extensive international experiences. His most recent portfolio was the
Special Envoy to the China-Pacific Islands Forum Dialogue from 2011 to 2014. His previous diplomatic portfolios
include Chinese Ambassador to the Republic of Zambia from 2007 to 2011, Chinese Ambassador to the Republic
of Uganda from 2001 to 2004, and Counselor of the Chinese Embassy in the State of Israel in 2001. He also served
as Deputy Director-General of the Department of African Affairs of Chinese Foreign Ministry from 2004 to 2007.
Consul General Li has considerable expertise in economic and trade affairs. He served 10 years, from 1991 to 2001,
as Director and Deputy Director-General of the Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation Department and the
Foreign Trade and Economic Relations Commission of China’s Hunan Province. He also worked for 5 years in Hunan
Economic Management College, serving twice as Deputy Director of its General Office, from 1988 to 1991 and
from 1985 to 1987 respectively. Before serving in this college, he worked in the General Office of the Government
of Hunan Province from 1982 to 1984.
He graduated from Central South University in 1981 and obtained his MBA from the Research Institute for
Management Science in the Netherlands in 1988. He was born in May 1957. He and his wife have a daughter.
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