Beijing names veteran trade official vice director of liaison office in Hong Kong
The State Council has today named Yin Zonghua, a deputy director of the country’s top political consultative body to take over the post of vice director of Beijing's Liaison Office in Hong Kong.
Yin, 56, deputy director of the Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and overseas Chinese committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference was born in Shengzhou, Zhejiang. He has a doctorate in economics from Nankai University.
He started his career in 1984 and worked successively with the Department of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (MOFTEC), China’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, and the Department of International Trade and Economic Affairs of MOFTEC.
After that in 2011, Mr. Yin was appointed successively as Deputy Director and Director of the Department of International Trade before being appointed the ministry’s lead on World Trade Organization affairs two years later.
In August 2014, he became deputy chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, a Communist Party body promoting international business ties.