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U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE CONDOLEEZZA RICE AND CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTER LI ZHAOXING HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (L) and Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing hold a joint press conference in Beijing, October 20, 2006. Both China and the United States pressed North Korea to return to talks on ending its nuclear arms program and called for full implementation of U.N. sanctions imposed on the country after its October 9 atomic test. (UPI Photo/Stephen Shaver)
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Li Zhaoxing (Chinese: 李肇星; pinyin: Lǐ Zhàoxīng; born October 20, 1940 in Jiaonan, Qingdao, Shandong) is a former foreign minister of the People's Republic of China. He held that office from 2003 to 2007.

He graduated from Peking University in 1964. He worked as a diplomat in Africa before becoming Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1990 and Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1995, ambassador to the United States in 1998, and Foreign Minister in 2003.

He was initially appointed as one of the Global Elders and is presently a professor at Peking University. He is married, and has one son.

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