Qian Qichen

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Qian Qichen
钱其琛
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Second-ranked Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China
In office
25 March 1993 – 6 March 2003
Premier Li Peng
Zhu Rongji
Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China
In office
12 April 1988 – 18 March 1998
Premier Li Peng
Preceded by Wu Xueqian
Succeeded by Tang Jiaxuan
Personal details
Born (1928-01-05)5 January 1928
Tianjin, Zhili, Republic of China
Died 9 May 2017(2017-05-09) (aged 89)
Beijing, China
Nationality Chinese
Political party Communist Party of China
Spouse(s) Zhou Hanqiong (周寒琼)
Signature
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Qian.
Qian Qichen
Traditional Chinese 錢其琛
Simplified Chinese 钱其琛

Qian Qichen (Chinese: 钱其琛; pinyin: Qián Qíchēn; 5 January 1928 – 9 May 2017) was a Chinese diplomat and politician. He served as China's foreign minister from 12 April 1988 to 18 March 1998.[1] He was Vice Premier of the State Council from 1993 until he retired in 2003.[2][3]

Qian died on May 9, 2017 in Beijing at age of 89.[4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Qian Qichen". Foreign Minister of China. Retrieved 2017-05-10. 
  2. "钱其琛--人民网". cpc.people.com.cn (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-05-10. 
  3. Encyclopedia of China, Vol. 17 (2nd edition, 中国大百科全书(第二版)第17册) (in Chinese). Encyclopedia of China Publishing House. 2009. p. 588. ISBN 978-7-500-07958-3. 
  4. "Former Chinese foreign minister Qian dies aged 89". The Star Online. 10 May 2017. Retrieved 10 May 2017. 
  5. "国务院原副总理钱其琛逝世 系外交部首位新闻发言人 - 资讯 - 海外网". HWW (in Chinese). 10 May 2017. Retrieved 10 May 2017. 

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