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Wu Xueqian

Wu Xueqian
Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China
In office
Preceded by Huang Hua
Succeeded by Qian Qichen
Personal details
Born (1921-12-19)December 19, 1921
Shanghai, Republic of China
Died April 4, 2008(2008-04-04) (aged 86)
Nationality Chinese
Political party Communist Party of China
Wu Xueqian
Traditional Chinese 吳學謙
Simplified Chinese 吴学谦

Wu Xueqian (December 19, 1921 – April 4, 2008) was a senior Chinese politician who served as the Foreign Minister and Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China.


Wu Xueqian was born in Shanghai in 1921. He joined the Communist Party of China in 1939.

Wu was the Foreign Minister of China from 1982 to 1988. He was the member of the 13th CPC Politburo from 1987 to 1992.

Wu died of an illness on April 4, 2008.[1]


  1. ^ Former Chinese vice-premier Wu Xueqian dies at 87, China Daily, April 4, 2008.
Government offices
Preceded by
Huang Hua
Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China
Succeeded by
Qian Qichen
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