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Heavy Storm and Gentle Breeze - A Memoir of China's Diplomacy - cover

Heavy Storm and Gentle Breeze - A Memoir of China's Diplomacy

Tang JiaXuan

Publisher: HarperCollins e-books

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As China’s policy decisions become increasingly significant as a bellwether of global economics, one of the nation’s most prominent and long-serving diplomats comes forward to illuminate the powerful country’s stance during some of the most important events of recent history. Tang Jiaxuan, born in 1938, served as a Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China from 1998 to 2003, and as the State councilor from 2003 to 2008. Tang Jiaxuan uses his experience at the forefront of China’s policies to make Heavy Storm and Gentle Breeze an indispensible guide for anyone interested the past—and future—of China’s relationship with the world.

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