Director-General: Zhang Kunsheng (concurrently Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs)
Deputy Director-Generals: Deng Ying (female), Jin Zhijian, Wang Zhijian
Main functions:The Protocol Department is responsible for state protocol matters and ceremonial events. It organizes and coordinates protocol affairs for major state diplomatic functions and manages matters related to courteous reception and diplomatic privileges and immunities of foreign diplomatic missions and relevant personnel in China. It also develops protocol rules.