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Huang Hua, China’s most important diplomat

Chinese diplomat Wang Rumei, who under his assumed name Huang Hua (“Yellow China”) served as Ambassador and Foreign Minister, died on November 24th, 2010 in Peking. Born in Hebei province on January 25th, 1913 as the son of a teacher, Huang Hua learned excellent English at Yenching University, which was formed in Peking out...

Huang Hua, China’s most important diplomat

Chinese diplomat Wang Rumei, who under his assumed name Huang Hua (“Yellow China”) served as Ambassador and Foreign Minister, died on November 24th, 2010 in Peking. Born in Hebei province on January 25th, 1913 as the son of a teacher, Huang Hua learned excellent English at Yenching University, which was formed in Peking out of the merger of four Christian colleges between the years 1915 and 1920. There he developed a close relationship with China-born John Leighton Stuart (1876-1962), the American missionary who founded the institution. Stuart would serve as the...

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