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Message from the Consul General


Welcome to the official website of the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Chicago.

This Consulate General covers nine states in the Midwest of U.S., namely Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana and Iowa.

As the 10th Consul General of China in Chicago, together with my colleagues, I'm committed to joining hands with people of all circles in this region to promote our mutually beneficial cooperation and people-to-people friendly exchanges, and thus contribute to building a new model of major power relations between China and U.S..

We sincerely hope, through this website, to update you on the latest news on China-U.S. relationship especially our ties with the Midwest, further improve our robust cooperation with the region, provide service and convenience for American friends and Chinese compatriots, and introduce an innovative, harmonious, green, open and inclusive China to our friends in the region.



Biography of Consul General HONG Lei

Mr. HONG Lei, born in August 1969, graduated with a BA degree.

1991-1994    Staff member, Attaché, Department of Information, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China (MFA)

1994-1997    Attaché, Third Secretary, Chinese Embassy in the Netherlands

1997-2000    Third Secretary, Deputy Division Director, Department of Information, MFA

2000-2004    Second Secretary, First Secretary, Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco

2004-2007    First Secretary, Division Director, Counsellor, Department of Information, MFA

2007-2010    Counsellor, Department of Information, MFA

2010-2016    Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Deputy Director General, Department of Information, MFA

2016-            Consul General of China to Chicago

Married with a son.

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