Li Zhaoxing was the foreign minister of the People's Republic of China from 2003 to 2007.
He was born in Jiaonan, Qingdao,Shandong province and 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 is also now one of the Global Elders and a professor at Peking University. He is married, and has one son.