Mr. Li Qiangmin is the 13th and current Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Houston. He assumed the office as of May 2014. Consul General Li is a senior diplomat with extensive international experiences. His most recent portfolio was the Special Envoy to the China-Pacific Islands Forum Dialogue from 2011 to 2014. His previous diplomatic portfolios include Chinese Ambassador to the Republic of Zambia from 2007 to 2011, Chinese Ambassador to the Republic of Uganda from 2001 to 2004, and Counselor of the Chinese Embassy in the State of Israel in 2001. He also served as Deputy Director-General of the Department of African Affairs of Chinese Foreign Ministry from 2004 to 2007.
Consul General Li has considerable expertise in economic and trade affairs. He served 10 years, from 1991 to 2001, as Director and Deputy Director-General of the Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation Department and the Foreign Trade and Economic Relations Commission of China’s Hunan Province. He also worked for 5 years in Hunan Economic Management College, serving twice as Deputy Director of its General Office, from 1988 to 1991 and from 1985 to 1987 respectively. Before serving in this college, he worked in the General Office of the Government of Hunan Province from 1982 to 1984.
He graduated from Central South University in 1981 and obtained his MBA from the Research Institute for Management Science in the Netherlands in 1988