Geng Shuang left office less than a year ago, the spokesperson team of the Ministry of foreign affairs has two exits and one entry

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 Geng Shuang left office less than a year ago, the spokesperson team of the Ministry of foreign affairs has two exits and one entry


After the press conference, Geng Shuang put on his mask and walked down from the rostrum, shaking hands with the reporters.

Nearly 400 press conferences in four years

Geng Shuang, 47, was born in April 1973. As a senior diplomat with rich experience, he has worked in the Department of international affairs, the Department of international economy of the Ministry of foreign affairs, the permanent mission of China to the United Nations and the Chinese Embassy in the United States, and has rich experience in multilateral diplomacy.

From 1995 to 1999, Geng Shuang started from the International Department of the Ministry of foreign affairs, and then became a member of the permanent mission of China to the United Nations until 2003. Since then, he has worked in the international division for 8 years, successively serving as the third secretary, deputy director, director, counsellor and director.

According to the article, Geng Shuang has been awarded the title of advanced worker in the international division for several years in a row. One of his work is to draft manuscripts for the leaders of the Ministry and the central government. In addition, he often travels to New York, Vienna, Geneva and other places where international organizations are based.

After joining the foreign ministry spokesman tiantuan, Geng Shuang began to stay in the blue hall.

He is the 30th spokesman of the Ministry of foreign affairs since the official establishment of the spokesman system on March 1, 1983. He made his debut in Lanting on September 26, 2016 and presided over the regular press conference on that day.

For nearly four years since then, Geng Shuang has presided over nearly 400 regular press conferences of the Ministry of foreign affairs in front of the blue background printed with the Ministry of foreign affairs of the peoples Republic of China.

Honest and straightforward

In 2019, the spokesmans office of the Ministry of foreign affairs has made many innovations in the field of new media. In May 20th, officially launched the official micro-blog of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman, and in July 8th, the foreign ministry spokespersons office was officially placed in tiktok, and the powder rose 2 million 170 thousand in one day.

Of the nearly 400 press conferences hosted by Geng Shuang, more than 270 were held in 2019, especially in June and July, when he hosted 14 press conferences, almost full attendance. The tiktok also made the official account of micro-blog, WeChat public and jitter last summer.

July 3, 2019

In refuting the Hong Kong related remarks made by British Foreign Minister hunt, Geng Shuang opened all his firepower, and even rebuffed 10 idioms and 3 rhetorical questions. This response rushed into the top 10 of the hot search list that day. Netizens called others as their names, honest and straightforward.

In response to Hong Kong female artist he Yunshis request for the UN Human Rights Council to remove China from the list, Geng Shuang joked that she was delusional and self defeating, and then the key word Geng Shuang laugh appeared in the hot search.

July 15, 2019

A reporter asked that Tsai ing Wen made some comments on democracy and freedom and Hong Kongs one country, two systems when crossing New York. Whats his comment? Geng Shuang responded: during Tsai ing Wens stay in New York, he talked about cross strait relations and one country, two systems . But I still need to be restrained, because this is not a diplomatic issue after all, and I leave it to my colleagues from the National Taiwan Affairs Office and the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office to respond.

On April 28 and 29 this year, Geng Shuangs two-day confrontation with Australian journalists was also widely spread on the Internet.

At the press conference, in addition to full fire, the circle of political knowledge also saw Geng Shuangs emotional side.

November 8, 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Ministry of foreign affairs. After answering questions at the press conference that day, Geng Shuang reviewed the fruitful achievements of Chinas diplomacy in the past 70 years.

The spokesman, who has always appeared in front of the public in a calm and calm image, could not conceal his excitement. In the past 70 years, Chinas diplomacy has firmly defended the countrys sovereignty, security and development interests, actively served the reform and opening up process, fully implemented the concept of diplomacy for the people, continuously promoted the worlds peaceful development, profoundly changed the relationship between China and the world, significantly improved Chinas international status and created a favorable external environment for national development.

Geng Shuang outside the blue Hall

At present, the Ministry of foreign affairs of China is the only government department in the world that holds a regular press conference every working day. Without exception, every working day, at 3:00 p.m., Chinese and foreign journalists are asked questions at a regular press conference, which also makes the spokesperson of the Ministry of foreign affairs the most exposed speaker in all ministries.

Why does the foreign ministry hold a press conference every day?

At the new years reception of the Information Office of the State Council at the end of last year, Geng Shuang told the political circle that such a release system matched our growing position as a major country.

After acting as a spokesman, in addition to the press conference, there are few public reports on Geng Shuangs work in the media.

However, Geng Shuang has a good relationship with many domestic and foreign media reporters. In the impression of the circle of political knowledge, Geng Shuang would almost come to the stage to have face-to-face exchanges with reporters after each press conference. In the regular press conference of graphic version issued by the Ministry of foreign affairs, he often saw photos of Geng Shuang and the exchanges between Chinese and foreign journalists.

On December 31, 2019, the last regular press conference of the Ministry of foreign affairs in 2019, Geng Shuang took the initiative to say goodbye to Bai bin, a Reuters reporter, on the stage after answering questions from reporters. Mr. Bai bin has been a journalist of Reuters in China for 16 years, and is a regular visitor of Lanting. He has witnessed the entry and exit of several spokesmen of the Ministry of foreign affairs. He is old and older than me. I wish Bai bin all the best in his new post and look forward to meeting him again in the blue hall!

u25b3 Geng Shuang and Bai bin (left)

Now, Geng Shuang also bid farewell to the blue hall.

By the way, Geng Shuang is the only speaker with the official GIF of the Ministry of foreign affairs. Since March 24 this year, the official website of the Ministry of foreign affairs has issued a daily text version of the regular press conference with moving pictures.

The next stop for the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

According to the usual practice, the Ministry of foreign affairs has three spokesmen, who are the director and two deputy directors of the Information Department of the Ministry of foreign affairs. After Geng Shuang left office, the current two spokespersons of the Ministry of foreign affairs are Hua Chunying, director of the information department, and Zhao Lijian, deputy director general.

In less than a year, the spokesperson team of the Ministry of foreign affairs has two in and one out.

In July 18, 2019, Lu Kang, director of the North American Oceania division of the Ministry of foreign affairs, announced at the regular press conference of the Ministry of foreign affairs that he resigned as director and spokesman of the information department.

On February 24, 2020, Zhao Lijian, deputy director of the Information Department of the Ministry of foreign affairs, made his debut in Lanting as the 31st spokesperson.

The circle of political knowledge noted that since 2000, most of the spokesmen of the foreign ministries have left the spotlight before going to the front line of foreign affairs to hold important posts in the embassies and consulates abroad.

For example, Zhu Bangzao served as Chinas ambassador to Tunisia and Palestine, Sun Yuxi as Chinas ambassador to Afghanistan, Zhang Qiyue as Chinas ambassador to the kingdom of Belgium, Hong Lei as Chinas Consul General in Chicago, Jiang Yu as Chinas ambassador to Albania, and Ma Zhaoxu as Chinas ambassador to Australia in 2013 Ambassador Asia, etc.

After the announcement of his resignation, there is no official news about Geng Shuangs next post.

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