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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China
Agency overview
Jurisdiction  People's Republic of China
Headquarters Beijing
Agency executive Yang Jiechi, Foreign Minister
Parent agency State Council

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China (simplified Chinese: 中华人民共和国外交部traditional Chinese: 中華人民共和國外交部pinyin: Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Wàijiāobù) is an executive agency responsible for foreign relations between the People's Republic of China and other countries in the world. The agency is led by the Foreign Minister. The current minister is Yang Jiechi.

It is one of several ministries under the State Council of the People's Republic of China. It is sometimes abbreviated or referred to as MOFA.

The agency is responsible for formulating foreign policies, decisions, foreign affairs documents, and statements in regards to the PRC. It also negotiates and signs bilateral and multilateral foreign treaties and agreements. The agency also dispatches foreign affairs representatives to other countries.

It represents P. R. China's interest in United Nations conferences, inter-governmental meetings, and the activities of international organizations. MOFA advises the central government in formulating diplomatic strategies, guidelines, and policies.[1]



  • The General Office (办公厅)
  • The Department of Policy Planning (政策研究司)
  • The Department of Asian Affairs (亚洲司)
  • The Department of West Asian and North African Affairs (西亚北非司)
  • The Department of African Affairs (非洲司)
  • The Department of European-Central Asian Affairs (欧亚司)
  • The Department of European Affairs (欧洲司)
  • The Department of North American and Oceanian Affairs (北美大洋洲司)
  • The Department of Latin American Affairs (拉丁美洲司)
  • The Department of International Organizations and Conferences (国际司)
  • The Department of Arms Control (军控司)
  • The Department of Treaty and Law (条约法律司)
  • The Information Department (新闻司)
  • The Protocol Department (礼宾司)
  • The Department of Consular Affairs (领事司)
  • The Department of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs (港澳台司)
  • The Department of Translation and Interpretation (翻译室)
  • The Department of Foreign Affairs Management (外事管理司)
  • The Department of External Security Affairs (涉外安全事务司)
  • The Department of Personnel (干部司)
  • The Bureau for Retired Personnel (离退休干部局)
  • The Administrative Department (行政司)
  • The Department of Finance (财务司)
  • The Bureau of Archives (档案馆)
  • The Department of Supervision (监察局)
  • The Bureau for Chinese Diplomatic Missions Abroad (国外工作局)
  • The Department of Services for Foreign Ministry Home and Overseas Offices (服务局)

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