Basic Information On Diplomatic Agencies And Personnel Stationed Abroad

There are more than 240 foreign diplomatic agencies in China, including 159 embassies, 12 permanent missions and offices in international organizations, and more than 70 consulates and consulates. In addition, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs also has special commissioners’ offices in Hong Kong and Macau. At present, China has more than 5,000 diplomatic personnel stationed abroad, from 32 ministries and commissions, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Commerce, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Culture, and the General Staff. Take the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an example. There are more than 2,500 people working abroad. Female diplomats account for a quarter of them, including 12 female ambassadors and eight female consuls.

Foreign Agency

Diplomatic agencies abroad vary in size, with more than 100 people in the large and 2-3 in the small. The largest foreign agency is the embassy in the United States, with a total of more than 170 diplomats and more than 230 accompanying family members. 

Foreign Agency

The smallest foreign agency has only one diplomat, such as the Consulate in Barranquilla (Colombia). Regardless of whether it is a large hall or a small hall, it is the full representative of the country overseas. It is the warm home of our overseas citizens. The core tasks are the same. It is to defend national interests and national dignity resolutely and create a good international and surrounding environment for domestic economic construction.​

Chinese Embassy News

Diplomats are messengers of peace and friendship. Referring to international practice, China’s diplomatic personnel implement a diplomatic title system.

Diplomatic titles are divided into ambassadors, ministers, counselors, counselors, first-class secretaries, second-level secretaries, third-level secretaries, and attaches.

Diplomatic personnel below the Third Secretary implement a promotion system, while the Second Secretary and the First Secretary adopt a promotion system.

Diplomats above the counselors are appointed, the ambassadors are appointed by the president of the country, the consul general and counselors are appointed by the foreign minister.

Chinese Enterprises

To protect the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese enterprises and citizens overseas, and to promote the continuous development of China’s relations with resident countries and international organizations, we are committed to accomplishing the great cause of the motherland’s reunification, maintaining world peace, and promoting common development.

Region And International Situation

The main daily tasks include: studying the country, Region And International Situation, providing relevant information and policy recommendations to the country; receiving important visiting groups; providing bridges for China’s investment promotion, and providing necessary for enterprises to implement the “go global” strategy and open up international markets Help from energy, resources, funds, technology, talents, etc. for domestic construction; consular protection of overseas Chinese, visa issuance; publicizing the achievements of China’s reform and opening up, publicizing Chinese culture, and preaching my policies and principles on major issues Stand, etc.

The First Diplomatic Mission Abroad In Chinese History

The Chinese Embassy in the United Kingdom (formerly the embassy) was established in 1877 and was the first diplomatic office abroad in Chinese history.

After the Opium War, Britain further intensified its plunder of China. Following the occupation of Burma, Britain’s interest in Southwest China increased, and it sought to open the door to Southwest China and open a passage from Myanmar through Yunnan to the Chinese mainland. In 1874, a British organization headed by Bai Lang, a more than 200-person detection team, entered Yunnan from Myanmar to ascertain the traffic conditions on the land of Yunnan and Burma. To this end, the British Minister in China, Wetoma, sent a translator, Ma Jiali, to the China-Myanmar border to greet him. Ma Jia set out for Shanghai, passing through Hubei, Hunan, Guizhou, and Yunnan. He arrived in Myanmar’s Bhamo on January 17, 1875, and joined the detection team. On the 19th, Ma Jiali brought the team into Yunnan. On the 22nd, on the way to Tengyue, he clashed with the local people. Ma Jiali was shot dead, and Bai Lang and other people were forced to return to Ba Mo. This is the sensational “Margaret Case,” also known as the “Dian Case.” The occurrence of this case has promoted the process of the Qing government to set up diplomatic agencies abroad.

After the incident, Britain took the opportunity to make a fuss, pressuring, and extorting the Qing government, and expanding its interest in aggression in China. Under the pressure of the British government, the Qing government was forced to sign the unequal treaty on the “Margaret case” on September 13, 1876, the Sino-British Yantai Treaty. The “Yantai Treaty” is divided into three parts and 16 clauses. One of them is that China pays 200,000 silver to compensate the family members of the victims and the expenses required by the United Kingdom to handle the “Margary case.” Apologize in person. The Qing government was forced by British pressure. On the other hand, considering the need for foreign exchanges, it decided to send an advocate of foreign affairs reform and was known as a master of foreign affairs. At that time, Guo Songyu, a Fujian prosecutor, went to Britain to “apology” and served as minister, and appointed Liu Xihong As deputy.

On December 2, 1876, Guo Songdi brought his wife Liang and his deputy ambassador Liu Xihong, counselor Li Yichang, translator Feng Yi, Deming, Maghry (British, this person was later promoted to the counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Britain and was seized by Queen Victoria As a jazz, he was the mastermind of planning the Chinese embassy to trap Sun Yat-sen in 1896. He and more than 30 people set off on a ship in Shanghai. He arrived in Southampton, a southern British port city on January 21, 1877, and then took a train to London. Prior to the arrival of Guo Songzhang and his party in England, King Tenggan, the Scot, then the director of the Chinese Customs Office in London, had rented 49 Portland Street. When Guo and his party arrived in London, they stayed in this five-story building built 100 years ago. On February 7th, Guo Songdi met Queen Victoria, formally apologized for the Margaree case, and submitted the Guoshu, becoming China’s first diplomatic envoy abroad for three years and two months. Portland Avenue 49 has since become the first Chinese diplomatic mission abroad in China’s history-the Chinese Embassy (later changed to an embassy) and has been in use ever since.…

How To Use Chinese Embassies Abroad

When you have trouble going abroad, your classmates will think of the embassy as soon as possible, but how much do you know about embassies abroad? What can we do to find an embassy abroad?

What is the embassy? An embassy is a permanent diplomatic office of a country stationed in the capital of a country that has diplomatic relations. The ambassador’s primary responsibility is to represent the sending country and promote political relations between the two countries. The second is to promote economic, cultural, educational, scientific and technological, and military relations. The scope of the embassy’s responsibility extends to all regions in the country, and the consulate is only responsible for the area under its jurisdiction. Embassies are usually under the direct leadership of the government and the diplomatic service, while consulates are usually under the dual leadership of the foreign service and the embassy of the host country. Many countries have only embassies and no consulates in most countries. If there is no consulate or what level of consulate is set up, it mainly depends on the number of diasporas and consular services and the importance of the area in which they are located. For example, China has embassies and five consulates in the United States, responsible for consular business in their respective jurisdictions. In individual small countries, foreign countries only have consulates and consular officials.

If you need to find a missing or lost relative abroad, you can make a request to the relevant department in your country. According to Chinese laws and regulations, issue, reissue, reissue, and refill travel documents for Chinese citizens abroad.

What A Consular Officer Cannot Do For You

  • Do not apply for a visa or extend the visa for other countries.
  • Can’t help Chinese citizens to find jobs or apply for residence permits and work permits.
  • It is not a substitute for bringing a lawsuit or investigating overseas crimes or death cases for Chinese citizens. The relevant request shall be submitted by the parties to the authorities of the host country.
  • You cannot stay in the embassy or consulate, and you cannot store your luggage or belongings.
  • You cannot purchase duty-free items on your behalf.