23 Notable alumni of
Beijing Foreign Studies University

Beijing Foreign Studies University is 1274th in the world, 277th in Asia, and 25th in China by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 23 notable alumni from Beijing Foreign Studies University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. He Jiong

    He Jiong
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    school teacheractorpresentertelevision actorfilm director
    Biography

    He Jiong is a Chinese television host, singer, actor, director and a former Arabic lecturer in Beijing Foreign Studies University. In 2020, he ranked 53rd on Forbes China Celebrity 100 list.

  2. Gao Xingjian

    Gao Xingjian
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    writertranslatorliterary criticpainterfilm director
    Biography

    Gao Xingjian is a Chinese émigré novelist, playwright, critic, painter, photographer, film director, and translator who in 2000 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for an oeuvre of universal validity, bitter insights and linguistic ingenuity." He is also a noted translator (particularly of Samuel Beckett and Eugène Ionesco), screenwriter, stage director, and a celebrated painter.

  3. Hu Xijin

    Hu Xijin
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Enrolled in Beijing Foreign Studies University
    1986-1989 graduated with master's degree
    Occupations
    editorreporterjournalist
    Biography

    Hu Xijin is a Chinese journalist and the former editor-in-chief and party secretary of the Global Times, a tabloid under the auspices of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)'s official People's Daily newspaper. He has been accused of being a political propagandist and described as an early adopter of China's "wolf warrior" communication strategy of loudly denouncing perceived criticism of the Chinese government and its policies.

  4. Yang Lan

    Yang Lan
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    media proprietorbusinesspersonpresenterjournalistentrepreneur
    Biography

    Yang Lan is a Chinese media proprietor, journalist, and talk show host. She is the co-founder and chairperson of the Sun Media Group and the Sun Culture Foundation. In 2013, she was ranked number 100 in Forbes magazine's 100 World’s Most Powerful Women.

  5. Fu Ying

    Fu Ying
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    diplomatinterpretertranslatorpolitician
    Biography

    Fu Ying is a Chinese politician and diplomat, best known for her terms as the ambassador to the Philippines, Australia, and the United Kingdom, as well as Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs. She currently serves as the chairperson of the National People's Congress Foreign Affairs Committee.

  6. Li Zhaoxing

    Li Zhaoxing
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Li Zhaoxing is a Chinese diplomat and politician. He served as the Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China from 2003 to 2007.

  7. Jin Liqun

    Jin Liqun
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    bankerpolitician
    Biography

    Jin Liqun is a Chinese politician, banker, and professor. He is currently the President of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). He was formerly the Chairman of China International Capital Corporation, the Vice President of the Asian Development Bank, and the Vice Minister of Finance of the People's Republic of China.

  8. Liu Jieyi

    Liu Jieyi
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    translatordiplomat
    Biography

    Liu Jieyi is a Chinese diplomat and politician. As of March 2018, he is the current director of the Taiwan Affairs Office. From 2013 to September 2017, he was China's Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) in New York City.

  9. Zhang Yesui

    Zhang Yesui
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Zhang Yesui is a Chinese diplomat who served as the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Party Committee Secretary for the People's Republic of China. He was formerly the Chinese Ambassador to the United States. He has previously served as Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations in New York City.

  10. Victor Gao

    Victor Gao
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Enrolled in Beijing Foreign Studies University
    Studied in 1981-1983
    Occupations
    punditlawyerinterpreterinternational relations scholar
    Biography

    Victor Zhikai Gao is a Chinese lawyer, academic and media spokesman for the Chinese Communist Party. He is the Vice President of the Beijing based Center for China and Globalization (CCG), and Chair Professor of Soochow University. He was formerly a translator for the CCP leader Deng Xiaoping.

  11. Wu Jianmin

    Wu Jianmin
    Years
    1939-2016 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Wu Jianmin was a prominent Chinese diplomat. He worked as the spokesman of Chinese Foreign Ministry, ambassador of China to the Netherlands, Permanent Mission to the United Nations Office at Geneva and Other International Organizations in Switzerland, and France, and the president of the Bureau International des Expositions.

  12. Andy Greenberg

    Andy Greenberg
    Years
    20th Century
    Enrolled in Beijing Foreign Studies University
    Studied in 2002-2002
    Occupations
    writerjournalist
    Biography

    Andy Greenberg is a technology journalist serving as a senior writer at Wired magazine. He previously worked as a staff writer at Forbes magazine and as a contributor for Forbes.com. He has published the books This Machine Kills Secrets concerning whistleblowing as well as Sandworm, concerning the eponymous hacking group.

  13. Liu Jianchao

    Liu Jianchao
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Liu Jianchao is a Chinese diplomat and politician. He was formerly the chief spokesman for China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as the former director-general of its Information Department. Liu has served as Chinese ambassador to the Philippines and Indonesia.

  14. Yu-chien Kuan

    Yu-chien Kuan
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1931-2018 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    university teacherautobiographertranslatorwriter
    Biography

    Yu-chien Kuan or Guan Yuqian was a Chinese-born German sinologist, writer and translator. The son of a high-ranking Chinese Communist Party official, he was denounced as a "rightist" and persecuted during the Anti-Rightist Campaign and the Cultural Revolution. This drove him to escape from China using a Japanese passport stolen from his workplace. He landed in Egypt and spent a year and half in prison for illegal entry, before being admitted to West Germany in 1969 as a political refugee.

  15. Li Baodong

    Li Baodong
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Li Baodong is a Chinese diplomat who served as the Permanent Representative of the People's Republic of China to the United Nations from 2010 to 2013. He was later succeeded by Liu Jieyi.

  16. Wu Hongbo

    Wu Hongbo
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Wu Hongbo is a Chinese diplomat. Until July 2017 he was the Under-Secretary-General in the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. He replaced Sha Zukang as the head of DESA.

  17. Jiang Enzhu

    Jiang Enzhu
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1938-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Jiang Enzhu is a retired diplomat and politician of People's Republic of China. Jiang was a member of the 15th CPC Central Committee, he served as Chinese ambassador to the United Kingdom, as president of the Xinhua News Agency, as director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

  18. Shi Mingde

    Shi Mingde
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Shi Mingde is a Chinese diplomat who served as Chinese Ambassadors to Austria from 2010 to 2012 and Chinese Ambassadors to Germany from 2012 to 2019.

  19. He Yafei

    He Yafei
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    He Yafei is a Chinese diplomat and currently Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is reported by The Guardian newspaper to have moved post in early 2010.

  20. Sun Yuxi

    Sun Yuxi
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Sun Yuxi was a Chinese diplomat. He was born in Harbin, Heilongjiang. He was a graduate of Beijing Foreign Studies University and the London School of Economics. He was Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Afghanistan (2002–2005), India (2005–2007), Italy (2008–2010) and Poland (2010–2012). He was spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China and deputy director of its information department.

  21. Yang Fenglan

    Yang Fenglan
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Yang Fenglan is a Chinese businesswoman who has been convicted of smuggling ivory. She was formerly based in Tanzania and is nicknamed by the media as the "Ivory Queen".

  22. Zhu Bangzao

    Zhu Bangzao
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Zhu Bangzao is a retired Chinese diplomat who served as Ambassador: to Tunisia and the State of Palestine (2002–03), Switzerland (2004–08), and Andorra and Spain (2009–14).

  23. Luo Linquan

    Luo Linquan
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Luo Linquan is the current Consul General of the People's Republic of China in San Francisco USA. He entered this position in December 2014. Previously, Luo served as the People's Republic of China Ambassador to Ireland from 2011 to 2013 and People's Republic of China Ambassador to Greece from 2007 to 2011. Prior to his two ambassadorships, he worked in the Protocol Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, at the Ministry's Hong Kong office, and in China's Consulate-General in New York City. Luo is married with one son.