Zhang Kunsheng, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs (concurrently Director-General of the Protocol Department)
Areas of responsibility: Latin America and the Caribbean, protocol, and translation and interpretation
Born in Shanxi Province in August 1958. Doctor of Laws.
1985-1991 Staff Member, Attaché, Third Secretary, General Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)
1991-1995 PhD Candidate, International Politics, Department of International Politics, Peking University
1995-1998 Second Secretary, Deputy Office Director, First Secretary, Department of North American and Oceanian Affairs, MFA
1998-2001 First Secretary, Chinese Embassy in the United States of America
2001-2003 Counselor, Department of North American and Oceanian Affairs, MFA
2003-2007 Counselor, General Office, MFA
2007-2011 Director-General, Protocol Department, MFA
2011- Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs
Married with a daughter.