Former Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing Appointed XTU Honorary Professor
The XTU honorary professor Li Zhaoxing’s appointment ceremony was held at Yifu Building on the morning of April 25, 2017. XTU CPC Secretary Huang Yunqing presided over the ceremony, and XTU President Zhou Yichun issued the appointment certificate and the school badge. Li gave a lecture themed Chinese culture and diplomacy. He shared his 53-year-long diplomatic life experience with more than 700 teachers and students, including university leaders Liu Changgeng, Huang Zhuqing, Liu Jianping, Liao Yongan, and Dai Feijun.
I am always a child of my motherland, and a pupil of knowledge. Today, I have a new title – XTU member", Li lightened his lecture humorously. He felt grateful that he once worked for Chairman Mao, and now join the university he initiated.
I've been to 186 countries but I love my country most." Li said. He shared his diplomatic stories in Turkmenistan and France, and encouraged the students to be responsible and ready to serve the country.
The audiences were attracted by his humor, simple, yet wise speech. They raised questions actively, concerning China-US, and China-North Korean relationships.
Li spoke highly of the students’ thinking on international issues, and encouraged them to study hard to serve the country and people.
Li Zhaoxing is a prestigious diplomat, professor, and doctoral supervisor. He used to be the Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China to the UN, Chinese ambassador to the US, the ninth Chinese Foreign Minister, alternate member of the 15th CPC Central Committee, member of the 16th CPC Central Committee, Standing Committee member of the 11th NPC Committee, and Foreign Affairs Committee director of the 11th NPC Committee. He now serves as China Public Diplomacy Association (CPDA) president, honorary president of Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA) and Association of Former Diplomats of China (AFDC), and Translators Association of China (TAC) general consultant.