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LONG Yongtu

Time:2011-11-04 15:37:00    Views:2433581    Origin:Boao Forum for Asia

LONG Yongtu

Mr. Long Yongtu was elected by the Board of Directors on January 21, 2003 as the Secretary-General of Boao Forum for Asia, which aims at promoting the development of Asian countries through greater economic integration across the region. Prior to this post, He is member of the council of advisors, BOAO Forum for Asia from July, 2010. Mr. Long as the Vice Minister and Chief Representative for Trade Negotiations of Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation, led China's negotiations for ten years to join the WTO in 2001. To mark this, Mr. Long was awarded the Man of the Year in Economics by China Central TV in 2003. Mr. Long worked for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in New York and DPRK for years and is now a Goodwill Ambassador to the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). In 2004, he received the Award of Excellence by UN Secretary General Mr. Kofi Annan, for his outstanding contribution to UN’s partnership with China and promoting UN values. Apart from his official duties, Mr. Long was the Dean of School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University. He is visiting professor of many renowned Chinese Academic Institutions, including the Peking University, Tsinghua University, Renmin University, Mr. Long did his post graduate study in the London School of Economics in the early 70’s and holds a BA Degree of British and American Literature from Guizhou University. In July, 2006, Mr. Long was awarded the honorary Degree of Doctor of Science (Economics) by London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).