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.

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