Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs
of the People's Republic of China
中华人民共和国外交部
Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Wàijiāobù
National Emblem of the People's Republic of China (2).svg
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs HQ
Agency overview
Formed September 1954
Jurisdiction People's Republic of China
Headquarters Chaoyang District, Beijing
Agency executive
Parent agency State Council
Website www.fmprc.gov.cn (in English)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China (MOFA or MFA; Chinese: 中华人民共和国外交部; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Wàijiāobù) under the State Council of the Government of the People's Republic of China 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 Wang Yi. The agency has its headquarters in Chaoyang District, Beijing.[1]

It is one of several ministries under the State Council of the People's Republic of China.

The agency is responsible for formulating foreign policies, decisions, foreign affairs documents, and statements in regard 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.[2]

Organization

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Home. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved on October 27, 2010. "Contact us Address: No. 2, Chaoyangmen Nandajie, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100701 Tel:86-10-65961114."
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-11-13. Retrieved 2008-11-14. 

References and further reading

  • Liu, Xiaohong (2001). Chinese Ambassadors: The Rise of Diplomatic Professionalism since 1949. Seattle: University of Washington Press. ISBN 0295980281. 
  • Ma, Jisen , translated by = (2004). The Cultural Revolution in the Foreign Ministry of China: A True Story. Hong Kong; London: Chinese University Press ; Eurospan. ISBN 9629961490. 

External links

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China (in Chinese)
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