“China’s Remarkable Transformation” 18 April at 4pm ALL WELCOME

China’s Remarkable Transformation

Dr. Yue Xiaoyong
H.E. Ambassador of China to Ireland

Venue: George Moore Auditorium in the UCD Science Building

Date & Time: Tuesday April 18th 4pm

Welcome: Professor Andrew J Deeks, President of UCD

Inaugural Talk in UCD: Dr. Yue Xiaoyong, H.E. Ambassador of China to Ireland

Q& A: Chaired by Professor Patrick Paul Walsh, Director, Centre for Sustainable Development Studies.

All Welcome

Hosted by

  • UCD President Office
  • UCD Centre of Sustainable Development Studies, SPIRe.
  • UCD Chinese Students and Scholars Association
  • UCD Economics Society
  • UCD Politics and International Relations Society
  • UCD Confucius Institute in Ireland
  • UCD School of Economics

A Biography of Dr. Yue Xiaoyong

Graduated with a M.A. from Wuhan University and a Ph.D. from Beijing University. A hugely successful career diplomat, Married with one daughter.

  • 2016~- .Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland since 2016.
  • 2014~-2016 MFA adviser for the China-Arab States Expo and Ambassador for policy planning in MFA.
  • 2007~2013 Ambassador to the State of Qatar; Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan;
  • 2002~2006 Deputy Director General for Policy Planning of MFA; Director General for policy planning in the Research Office of the State Council, PRC, Political Counsellor and Head of Political office of the Chinese Embassy in the U.S. from 1997 to 2002.
  • 1990~2002 Deputy Division Director, Division Director, and Dept. Counsellor and Dept. leadership member in the Dept. Of North American and Oceanian Affairs (NAOA), MFA, in 1990’s.
  • 1985~1990 Joined diplomatic service in mid-1980’s as desk officer in the Canadian, Australian and New Zealand Affairs Division, Dept. of NAOA, MFA; served as private secretary to the Ambassador and political officer in the Chinese Embassy in UK.
  • 1975~1985 Deputy Principal and Teacher of Hongmiao Primary and Middle School in Enshi City, Hubei Province; student consultant in the English Dept., College of Foreign Languages, Wuhan University.