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Vol 1 (AAC) No 1

Published 1st November 2007

Zhong Jianhua

China's Ambassador to South Africa

The career of China’s new Ambassador to South Africa, Zhong Jianhua, hints at the importance Beijing places on its biggest trade partner in Africa. A graduate of the Beijing Institute of Foreign Languages, Zhong joined the Foreign Affairs Ministry in 1977. His past assignments include eight years at China’s Embassy in Britain and twelve at the Department of Consular Affairs in Beijing, where he became Director-General in 1999.

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