Mr. Ping Huang assumed duties as Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in New York in November 2018. This is his fourth appointment in North America and his second appointment of Consul General in the United States. He previously served as Consul General of China in Chicago from 2007 to 2010 and Counselor at the Chinese Embassy in Canada from 1999 to 2002. In 1988, he began his foreign appointment as an attaché and third secretary at the Chinese Embassy in Washington D.C. Prior to his current appointment, he served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Zimbabwe from 2015 to 2018. In that role, he kept China-Zimbabwe relations steady despite of the military coup in Zimbabwe, and elevate the bilateral relations to comprehensive strategic partnership. Mr. Huang began his diplomatic career in 1983 as a clerk at the Treaty and Law Department in Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of China, and subsequently, as a member of Central Government Lecture Group to teach in Hubei Province. After his tenure in Washington D.C., he returned to China to work as Deputy Division Director and then Division Director at the Consular Affairs Department in MFA. When he came back from Canada, he served as the Deputy Mayor of Shaoxing City in Zhejiang Province until 2004. He returned to Foreign Ministry’s Consular Affairs Department, serving as its Deputy Director-General and then Director-General. In that role, he promoted the 10-year multiple-entry visa agreement between China and US, set up the Global Emergency Call Center of Consular Protection and Services for Chinese citizens, established China’s first Consular Service Website, compiled the book China Consular Affairs, and oversaw the evacuation of Chinese citizens from Libya and Yemen and handled the MH370 Incident. Mr. Huang earned his B.A. degree in Science from East China Normal University and M.A. degrees in Arts and Public Administration from Tsing Hua University and the London school of Economics and Political Science. He also had study experience at China Foreign Affairs Univerisity and Harvard Kennedy School. Mr. Huang was born in January 1963 in Guizhou Province. He is married and has one son.