Mr ZHOU Zongmin
        Director of Foreign Affairs Bureau of Xinhua News Agency

Zhou Zongmin, male, born in Qingdao, Shandong in November 1962. He is a member of the Communist Party of China and a senior reporter. Zhou graduated from Foreign Languages Department of Shandong University in 1984 with a bachelor degree in Arts, and graduated from Graduate School of China Academy of Social Sciences with a master's degree in Law in 1987, majoring in English news gathering and editing. He is now Director of Foreign Affairs Bureau of Xinhua News Agency.

He studied Anglo-American language and literature in Shandong University from 1980 to 1984, and studied gathering and editing at Graduate School in China Academy of Social Sciences from 1984 to 1987. In July 1987, he entered Xinhua news agency till now. In Xinhua, he served as journalist in central news gathering and editing office of external newsroom, reporter in Lusaka (Zambia) Branch, issuer in African Main Branch, special correspondent in South Africa, deputy director of external central news gathering and editing office (host), director of external English newsroom, director of external economy newsroom, director of external press center, director of external division. His news works won prizes many times. From 2005 to 2006, Zhou served as deputy director of Foreign Affairs Bureau of Xinhua news agency. Since 2007, he served as director of Foreign Affairs Bureau.

He also served as secretary-general of the Secretariat of the World Mediator Summit, director of World Media Development Non-profit Foundation, member of China Accreditation Test Committee for Translators and Interpreters, deputy director of Foreign Communication Committee of Translators Association of China, standing director of Translators Association of China, and standing director of the Chinese-African People's Friendship Association.

In Xinhua, he once went to the University of Hawaii System in the United States as a visiting scholar from 1998 to 1999, went to the University of Chicago to further study public policy and management from August to December 2005, and went to Harvard Kennedy School to participate in senior administrative program from April to May 2013.