Huang Hua (politician)
|Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China|
|Preceded by||Qiao Guanhua|
|Succeeded by||Wu Xueqian|
January 25, 1913|
|Died||November 24, 2010
|Political party||Communist Party of China|
Huang first rose to the top echelons of the Chinese government as a translator. He translated English for Mao Zedong in the aftermath of the Communist Party's victory over the Kuomintang. In the early 1950s, he gained prominence as an effective diplomat. He was involved in the Korean War armistice talks (1953), initial contacts with the United States in Warsaw, Poland (1958), and China's joining of the United Nations (1971). Huang also signed the Sino-Japanese Peace and Friendship Treaty with Japanese Foreign Minister Sonoda on August 12, 1978. He is also widely remembered as one of the officials who fell into the trap of talking loose in a freer environment. As Foreign Minister of China in 1980, he famously declared there was no need for the People's Liberation Army to have a garrison stationed in Hong Kong. Paramount leader Deng Xiaoping rebuked him for "mouthing nonsense".
- Barboza, David (November 24, 2010). "Huang Hua, 97, a Diplomat Who Served China, Dies". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-11-25. "Huang Hua, a Communist Party revolutionary who was China’s foreign minister during the 1970s and early 1980s and helped China restore diplomatic relations with the United States, died Wednesday in Beijing. He was 97."
- Biography from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China
- Huang Hua, pivotal in diplomacy, dies, South China Morning Post, November 25th 2010
|Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China
Representing the Republic of China
|Permanent Representative and Ambassador of China to the United Nations
1971 – 1976
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