Fu Ying : biography
Fu Ying (born January 1953 in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia; ethnic Mongol) is the current serving vice foreign minister of the People's Republic of China.http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/eng/wjb/zygy/gyjl/FuYing_eng/
She was the Chinese ambassador to the United Kingdom from March 2007 to 2009. From 2004 to 2007 she was the ambassador to Australia. She led the Chinese Delegation during talks with North Korea that led to the latter country’s decision (later reneged on) to abandon nuclear weapons.State Department
In 2008, she indicated the negative press coverage of the protests towards the 2008 Beijing Olympics could create possible backlash from China towards the west, claiming that the "demonising" approach to the protests harmed the west's image in the eyes of the Chinese population.
She was cited by The Guardian newspaper to have said: "Many who had romantic views of the west are very disappointed at the media's attempt to demonise China. We all know that demonisation feeds a counter-reaction".The Guardian Newspaper, April 14, 2008 Currently she is Vice Foreign Minister of PRC.
In February 2010 she was recalled as UK ambassador and replaced by Liu Xiaoming。
Early life, education and career
Fu was born in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China in 1953. She graduated from the Beijing Foreign Studies University.
- 1978–1982 Attaché, Embassy in Romania
- 1982–1985 Attaché, Department of Translation and Interpretation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- 1985–1986 University of Kent
- 1986–1990 Third Secretary, Second Secretary and Deputy Director, the Department of Translation and Interpretation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- 1990–1992 Deputy Director and First Secretary, the Department of Asian Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- 1992–1993 Staff Member, United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia
- 1993–1997 First Secretary, Director and Counsellor, Department of Asian Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- 1997–1998 Minister Counsellor, Embassy in Indonesia
- 1998–2000 Ambassador to the Philippines
- 2000–2003 Director-General, Department of Asian Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- 2003–2007 Ambassador to Australia
- Mar 2007–2010 Ambassador to the United Kingdom
- 2010– Vice Foreign Minister of PRC
"If the West can Listen to China"
Fu Ying tries to adhere to elements of traditional Inner Mongolian culture in her personal life. She drinks suutei tsai ( Hohhot-style milk tea) on the weekends, listens to the traditional Mongol long song, and eats Inner Mongolian food. She has one daughter by her husband, ethnologist Hao Shiyuan ().
In countries which are located near sea coasts, sea food is an important part of national cuisine