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Biography of Mrs Zhang Qiyue

Mrs Zhang Qiyue is the 9th Ambassador of China to Indonesia from 12 August 2008.

Ambassador Zhang was born in Beijing, China in 1959. She received her BA at the University of Foreign Studies and later pursued her graduate studies at the United Nations Program for International Organizations and Interpretation.

Ambassador Zhang has had a wide-range of experience in international affairs and multilateral diplomacy. She began her career by working for four years as a simultaneous interpreter for the United Nations, both at its headquarters in New York and Geneva. After joining the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she took part in numerous international negotiations and consultations as member and advisor of the Chinese delegation. Between 1995 and 1998, she served as the political counselor in the Permanent Mission of China to the United Nations.

At the end of 1998, her career came to a new turn. She was appointed as the spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry and remained in that important position for six years. From February 2005 to July 2008, she served as Ambassador to Belgium.

She is married with one son.