Wang Yingfan Biography
||Former Vice-Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People's Congress in the People's Republic of China (PRC)
||Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"Like most of the countries around the world, we stand for a peaceful solution of the Iraqi issue within the framework of the United Nations. We are not in favor of unilateral actions. As you know, many people here in the US have a similar view. If America launches unjustified military attacks on Iraq, the issue will be more complicated, the Iraqi people will suffer, regional stability will be threatened, and the lives of the American soldiers endangered. Actually war cannot resolve the problem, but will cultivate more fear and hatred."
"Ask an Ambassador: Responses from Ambassador Yingfan Wang," www.un.org, Dec. 2002
|Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Individuals with PhD's, JD's, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the US - Iraq conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the US - Iraq conflict.
|Involvement and Affiliations:
||Vice-Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee, National People's Congress, People's Republic of China (PRC), 2003-2008
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the PRC to the United Nations, 2000-2003
Vice-Minister, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1995-2000
Assistant Foreign Minister, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1994-1995
Director-General, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Asian Affairs Department, 1990-1994
Chinese Ambassador, the Philippines, 1988-1990
Deputy Director, Director, and Deputy Director-General, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Asian Affairs Department, 1985-1988
Attaché, Chinese Embassy, Republic of Ghana, 1972-1975
Attaché, Chinese Embassy, Republic of the Phillipines, 1975-1978
Staff Member, Department of Interpretation and Translation, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1967-1972
Staff Member, Chinese Office of the Chargé d'Affaires, Great Britain, 1964-1967
||Graduated, English Department, Beijing Foreign Languages Institute, 1964
||Born in the Inner-Mongolia Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in Apr. 1942