Liu Jianchao

Liu Jianchao

Minister of the International Department, Communist Party of China

Liu Jianchao is Minister of the International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC). He was previously the deputy director of the Office of the CPC Central Commission for Foreign Affairs and secretary of the CPC Committee of the Office. 

He was also a member of the Zhejiang provincial party standing committee and the secretary of the province's Commission for Discipline Inspection. Prior to that he was with the National Bureau of Corruption Prevention, and the International Cooperation Department of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the CPC.

His previous roles at the Chinese foreign ministry included being the foreign ministry spokesperson and the director-general of the ministry’s Information Department. He was also China’s ambassador to the Philippines and Indonesia.

Liu Jianchao speaks at a session during the FutureChina Dialogue at Shangri-la Singapore, on 27 March 2024. (SPH Media)

[Video] Chinese Minister Liu Jianchao: Asia’s choice matters

Minister of the International Department of the Communist Party of China Liu Jianchao made a keynote speech at the FutureChina Dialogue 2024 on 27 March co-organised by Business China Singapore, Lianhe Zaobao and ThinkChina. He spoke about Asia’s role amid turbulence and the realignments of relationships among major countries of the world, and China’s role in engaging with the region and working together to build better lives for their peoples. This is an edited transcript of his speech with a video (including English subtitles) of the Q&A session.