World Affairs Council Executive Forum Presents: His Excellency Zhou Wenzhong
Chinese Ambassador to the United States.
As U.S. economic relations with China continue to expand swiftly, so does U.S. political debate on the subject. Even as the U.S. bilateral trade deficit with China soars to the dismay of import-sensitive domestic industries and their representatives in Congress, China's booming economy offers enormous opportunities for U.S. manufacturers.
Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong
Ambassador Zhou previously served in Washington as deputy chief of mission of the Chinese Embassy in Washington (1995-98) and on a prior occasion as attache and then third secretary (1978-83). In addition, he was China's vice minister of foreign affairs (2003-05) and assistant foreign affairs minister (2001-03), as well as ambassador to Australia (1998-2001) and to Barbados and Antigua and Barbuda (1990-93).
Ambassador Zhou also served as consul general of China in Los Angeles (1994-95), deputy consul general in San Francisco (1987-90), deputy director-general of the North American and Oceanic Affairs Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1993-94), as well as second secretary, deputy division director, and division director of the Department of Translation and Interpretation at the Ministry (1983-87).