Vice Chairman, Chinese Center for International Economic Exchanges
WEI Jianguo, currently the Vice Chairman of China Center for International Economic Exchanges, in the past assumed the positions of the Vice Minister of Commerce, member of the 16th CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and member of the 11th CPPCC National Committee.
He has for long been devoted to China’s foreign assistance and aid, manufacturing and Chinese companies’ going international. He used to be the Chairman of Chinese side for the second, third and fourth Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.
He participated in the researches of Belt and Road initiative, Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macaw Greater Bay Area and Hainan free trade port.
1973-1992 Commercial Counsellor in Chinese Embassy to Morocco, Chinese Embassy to Tunis and Chinese Embassy to Gabon
1992-1993 Deputy Director-General and then Director-General of Department of West Asia and Africa, Ministry of Economic Relations and Foreign Trade
1993-1997 Head of Department of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
1998 Assistant to Minster of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation，Director-General of Department of Human Resources, Education and Labor, Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation
2000 Vice Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation
2002-2008 Vice Minister of Commerce