Ambassador Xiaoming Liu 刘晓明大使

His Excellency Ambassador Xiaoming Liu spent his first few years as a staff member of the Chinese Embassy in Zambia and at the North American and Oceania Affairs Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China after his graduation from Dalian University of Foreign Language in 1974. After award of a Master's degree in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, U.S.A. in 1983, Ambassador Liu became deputy section chief of the North American and Oceania Affairs department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, serving in that post for five years. Liu then traveled to the United States to assume the second secretary post of the Chinese Embassy. In 1990, he was promoted to the first secretary position at the embassy. After returning to China in 1993, he became a counselor and later deputy director-general of the North American and Oceania Affairs department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His five years in China at the department were followed by a minister's assignment to the Chinese Embassy in the United States. Dr Liu became ambassador to Egypt in 2001. In February 2004, he was appointed as Deputy Secretary-General of Gansu Provincial People's Government and then Assistant Governor of Gansu Province. From 2006 to 2009, he was appointed Chinese Ambassador to the DPRK. Since 2010, he becomes the Chinese Ambassador to the United Kingdom of the Great Britain and Northern Ireland. In 2017, Ambassador is awarded the honorary doctorate degree on Laws, Honoris Causa, by the University of Nottingham (2017) for his outstanding contricution to development of Sino-UK global strategic partneship. 刘晓明大使是中国驻大不列颠及北爱尔兰联合王国的大使。 刘大使在大连外国语大学毕业后,便开始在中国驻赞比亚大使馆和外交部北美和大洋洲事务部的工作。 1983年在美国TUFTS大学获得国际关系硕士学位后,便被外交部派往北美和大洋洲事务部副科长。任职五年后,刘大使前往美国担任中国大使馆二等秘书,并于1990年被提升为使馆一等秘书。1993年回国工作五年后,他又被派往中国驻美国大使馆,2001年至2003年间担任中国驻埃及大使。 在2004年到2006年期间,刘大使先后担任甘肃省人民政府副秘书长、省长助理、中央外事工作领导小组办公室副主任,2006年接替武东和任中国驻朝鲜大使至2010年。2010年,接替傅莹担任中国驻英国大使。 2017年, 英国诺丁汉大学授予刘晓明大使荣誉博士学位,表彰他在外交领域的杰出专业生涯及对发展中英全球战略伙伴关系的杰出贡献。