Mr. Li Shengjiao is a senior Chinese diplomat, scholar and bilingual author.
In his 40-year career as a diplomat, Mr. Li served as Acting Ambassador of China to Barbados, First Deputy Consul General of China in Toronto and Counselor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, among other posts. He has been invited to serve as a senior researcher at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China since stepping down.
Having been recognized as an expert on the International Law of the Sea and China’s territory and border issues, he was praised and received two times by the first Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai for his contribution to these issues.
A guest professor of Nanjing University, Mr. Li is a columnist and expert commentator for The Huffington Post, China Daily and other major publications, weighing in on U.S.-China issues, international business and diplomatic history.
A direct descendant of Li E, a famous Qing Dynasty Chinese poet and scholar, Mr. Li is the son of Li Linsi, a distinguished scholar in modern China.