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Zhou Wenzhong (Chinese: 周文重; born August 1945) is a Chinese diplomat and the current ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the United States of America. His appointment began in March 2005.[1]


Zhou Wenzhong is a native of Jiangsu province. He was born in 1945 and attended the University of Bath and the London School of Economics in the UK. Zhou was Ambassador to Barbados and to Antigua and Barbuda from 1990 to 1993. From 1998-2001, he served as Ambassador to the Commonwealth of Australia. He held leading posts at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he served as deputy director of the American Affairs Department until 1994. In 2001 he was promoted as assistant minister and in 2003 he became vice-minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2005, Zhou Wenzhong became Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to the United States.[2]

Personal life

Zhou is married with one daughter.


Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Yang Jiechi
Chinese Ambassador to the United States
2005 – Present
Succeeded by


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