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Zhao Qizheng was born in Beijing in 1940. He graduated, in 1963, from the University of Science and Technology of China, majoring in experimental nuclear physics. He was then engaged in scientific research until 1984 and still holds three patents of invention. From 1984, he serves as Vice Mayor of Shanghai, Director-general of the Management Committee of Shanghai Pudong New Area and Minister of the State Council Information Office of China. He is now Vice Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and Dean of the School of Journalism and Communication, Renmin University of China. Mr. Zhao's publications include Introducing China to the World - Zhao Qizheng and the Art of Communication (New World Press, 2006), America and Americans through Chinese Eyes (China Intercontinental Press, 2005), Introducing China to the World - Zhao Qizheng's Speeches and Dialogues (New World Press, 2005) and New Century·New Pudong (Fudan University Press, 1994). [+]