Vice Chairman, China Institute for Innovation and Development Strategy
Ambassador Wu is currently Vice Chairman of the China Institute for Innovation and Development Strategy, a member of the Foreign Policy Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a member and Vice President of the European Academy of Sciences and Honorary President of the International Bureau of Exhibitions (BIE).
Ambassador Wu graduated from the Department of French at the Beijing Foreign Studies University in 1959. From 1965 to 1971, he was the French interpreter for Chairman Mao Zedong and Premier Zhou Enlai. In 1971, he became a member of China’s first delegation to the United Nations. In the following years, he served in various positions including China’s Ambassador to France (1998-2003), to the United Nations Office in Geneva and to other international organisations in Switzerland (1996-1998), and to the Netherlands (1994-1995). Before that, he was Director General of the Information Department and Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1991-1994), Deputy Chief at China’s Embassy in Belgium and its mission to the European Community in Brussels (1989-1990), and Counsellor at China’s mission to the United Nations in New York (1985-1989).