Nicholas Burns is Ambassador of the United States of America to the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Nominated by President Biden, he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in December 2021.
Deputy Chief of Mission
David Meale assumed the position of Deputy Chief of Mission on March 26, 2022, having served as Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing from July 2021.Prior to his arrival in Beijing, he was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Trade Policy and Negotiations for the Economic Bureau at the U.S Department of State.
Stephen A. Rice
Acting Deputy Chief of Mission
Stephen Rice assumed the role of Minister Counselor for Diplomatic Security (DS) at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing in September 2021. He was until recently a Regional Director within the DS High Threat Programs Directorate overseeing operations in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Haiti, and Venezuela.
Lisa K. Heller
Consul General – Guangzhou
Lisa K. Heller assumed the role of Consul General of the Consulate General of the United States of America in Guangzhou, China on August 31, 2021. She is a career member of the U.S. Senior Foreign Service and brings more than 35 years of experience working on U.S.-China relations.
Consul General – Shanghai
James Heller is a career member of the U.S. Senior Foreign Service and Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai. His previous assignment was Director of the Office of Japanese Affairs at the State Department.
Consul General – Shenyang
Nancy Abella arrived in China on August 1, 2019, to serve as Consul General at the United States Consulate General in Shenyang. Ms. Abella joined the State Department in April 2001, and is a career member of the U.S. Foreign Service.
Melissa J. Lan
Consul General – Wuhan
Melissa J. Lan assumed the role of Consul General of the Consulate General of the United States of America in Wuhan, China, on October 18, 2021. Ms. Lan is a career Foreign Service Officer and prior to her arrival was the Acting Director of the Office of Afghanistan Affairs.
President of the United States
President Biden represented Delaware for 36 years in the U.S. Senate before becoming the 47th Vice President of the United States. As President, Biden will restore America’s leadership and build our communities back better.
Vice President of the United States
Kamala D. Harris is the Vice President of the United States of America. She was elected Vice President after a lifetime of public service, having been elected District Attorney of San Francisco, California Attorney General, and United States Senator.
U.S. Secretary of State
Antony J. Blinken is the 71st U.S. Secretary of State. He was nominated by President Biden on November 23, 2020; confirmed by the U.S. Senate on January 26, 2021; and sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris the following day.