Ji Xianzheng, former Deputy Director of the Department for European Affairs at the China Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), is the the new Secretary General of the Macau Forum Permanent Secretariat.
According to a statement by Macau Forum, Ji arrived in Macau on 10 January and took up his duties. The post was left vacant since Xu Yingzhen was named ambassador to Sao Tome and Principe in late 2020.
Previously, the Secretary General, served as responsible for economic and trade affairs between China and European countries. He worked as a professional diplomat in the Economic and Commercial Department of the Chinese Embassy in Portugal.
Between 2009 and 2018, Ji was Economic and Commercial Advisor to the Chinese Embassy in Spain and the Chinese Embassy in Venezuela.
“Over the years, Dr. Ji Xianzheng has been dedicated to commercial diplomacy, having vast experience in foreign and commercial affairs, with in-depth knowledge of the situation in Portuguese and Spanish speaking countries”, Macau Forum adds.