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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China

of the People's Republic of China
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Zh?nghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Wàiji?obù
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Agency overview
FormedSeptember 1954
Preceding agency
TypeConstituent Department of the State Council (cabinet-level executive department)
JurisdictionPeople's Republic of China
HeadquartersNo. 2, Chaoyangmen Nandajie, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Minister responsible
Agency executives
Parent agencyState Council
Child agencies
Websitewww.fmprc.gov.cn (in English)
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China (MOFA or MFA; Chinese: ?; pinyin: Zh?nghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Wàiji?obù) is the first-ranked executive department of the State Council of the Chinese government, responsible for the foreign relations of the People's Republic of China. It is led by the Foreign Minister, currently State Councilor Wang Yi, who serves as the nation's principal representative abroad.[1] The ministry is headquartered in Chaoyang District, Beijing, the country's primary diplomatic quarter.[2]

The MFA's primary functions include formulating foreign policy, administering the nation's diplomatic missions, representing Chinese interests at the United Nations, negotiating foreign treaties and agreements, and advising the Central Government on foreign affairs. Foreign policies concerning the Republic of China fall under the jurisdiction of the Taiwan Affairs Office. As of 2019, the ministry maintains the largest diplomatic network in the world, with 276 embassies and consulates.[3]

Organization

The Ministry consists of 29 individual offices, including departments responsible for specific regions, policy areas, as well as administration of the Ministry itself. Each office is headed by a director-general with at least two deputy directors-general. The offices are:[4][5]

  • The General Office (): Circulates communications within the Ministry, manages information technology systems, and coordinates with foreign parties in response to crises.
  • The Department of Policy Planning (): Responsible for research, analysis, and policy formulation related to international affairs. Writes speeches and other major foreign policy documents. Conducts work relevant to Chinese diplomatic history.
  • The Department of Asian Affairs ()
  • The Department of West Asian and North African Affairs ()
  • The Department of African Affairs ()
  • The Department of European-Central Asian Affairs ()
  • The Department of European Affairs ()
  • The Department of North American and Oceanian Affairs ()
  • The Department of Latin American Affairs ()
  • The Department of International Organizations and Conferences ()
  • The Department of International Economic Affairs ()
  • The Department of Arms Control ()
  • The Department of Boundary and Ocean Affairs ()
  • The Department of Treaty and Law ()
  • The Information Department (): Manages press relations and public presentation of Chinese foreign policy. Headed by spokeswoman Hua Chunying.
  • The Protocol Department (): Handles matters related to protocol in diplomatic events and ceremonies.
  • The Department of Consular Affairs ()
  • The Department of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs (?)
  • The Department of Translation and Interpretation (): Manages and provides training for interpretation and translation work in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese at international events and for state diplomatic events and documents. Regional departments are responsible for general translation and interpretation work within their respective regions.
  • The Department of Foreign Affairs Management (): Drafts and oversees regulations related to foreign affairs for sub-national entities such as local governments, state-owned enterprises, and other bodies of the State Council of China.
  • The Department of External Security Affairs (?)
  • The Department of Personnel ()
  • The Bureau for Retired Personnel ()
  • The Administrative Department (): Oversees planning, construction, real estate, valuable assets (antiques and artifacts), housing, infrastructure, and overall management in overseas missions.
  • The Department of Finance ()
  • The Bureau of Archives ()
  • Office of Leading Group for Conducting Inspections in the Foreign Ministry (): Overseas disciplinary investigations and policy in accordance with Chinese Communist Party regulations.
  • The Bureau for Chinese Diplomatic Missions Abroad ()
  • The Department of Services for Foreign Ministry Home and Overseas Offices (): Oversees logistics for diplomatic missions abroad.

References

Citations

  1. ^ "The Minister". www.fmprc.gov.cn. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Home Archived 2006-10-10 at the Wayback Machine. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved on October 27, 2010. "Contact us Address: No. 2, Chaoyangmen Nandajie, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100701 Tel:86-10-65961114."
  3. ^ Meredith, Sam (2019-11-27). "China has overtaken the US to have the world's largest diplomatic network, think tank says". CNBC. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China. "Departments". Archived from the original on 8 March 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China. ? [Organizational Structure] (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 4 March 2020. Retrieved 2020.

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