|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.