The Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Chicago, Mr. Hong Lei, will present a public lecture hosted by the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Friday, April 7 at 2 pm at 126 School of Information Sciences. Consul General Hong will share his perspectives on China–US relations and propose strategies for mutually beneficial collaboration between the two countries. This consulate talk will provide timely information when Presidents Trump and Xi meet in Florida on April 6 and 7. The program will also include a question and answer session.
Mr. Hong Lei is the 10th Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Chicago, a post he has held since 2016. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Foreign Ministry Spokesperson from 2010 to 2016 and held the positions of Deputy Director General, First Secretary, Division Director, Counsellor and Third Secretary at the Department of Information, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, from 1997 to 2010. He also served as an Attaché and Third Secretary at the Chinese Embassy in the Netherlands (1994-1997) and a Second and First Secretary at the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco(2000-2004).
The Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Chicago covers nine states in the Midwest of U.S., namely Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana, and Iowa.