Geng Shuang, a spokesman for the foreign ministry, officially stepped down as a spokesman on May 5. After hosting his last regular press conference, he said: “due to the work arrangement, I am going to take up a new post. This is my last regular press conference as a spokesman.”
Screen swiping, headlines, hot search This has long been the norm for Geng Shuang, who is known as “man as his name, honest and straightforward”.
On September 26, 2016, Geng Shuang, wearing a black suit and white shirt and a blue tie, entered the blue Hall of the Ministry of foreign affairs as a journalist for the first time and became the 30th press spokesman of the Ministry of foreign affairs. At that time, Lu Kang, director of the Information Department of the Ministry of foreign affairs, said that Geng Shuang not only experienced good exercises in multilateral and bilateral fields, but also accumulated rich experience in communication and cooperation with the media.
At the first press conference, Geng Shuang answered 12 questions, including the signing of the agreement between China and Canada on the sharing and return of recovered assets, the 20th anniversary of the signing of the comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty, the North Korean nuclear issue, the situation in Syria, etc.
For more than three years as a spokesperson of the foreign ministry, Geng Shuang has often responded to reporters’ questions on hot issues, and his performance has been unanimously praised by many netizens.
On July 3, 2019, at the regular press conference of the Ministry of foreign affairs, Geng Shuanglian resented the remarks made by British Foreign Minister hunt in Hong Kong One idiom: condescending, bossy, amorous, delusional, black-and-white, cheeky, self effacing, ignoring the facts, lying, unrepentant, rushed to the top 10 of the hot search list immediately, known as “the king of idioms with full fire”.
On July 9, in response to a Hong Kong artist’s clamour to remove China from the UN Human Rights Council, Geng Shuang said with a smile that it was wishful thinking, and then the keyword “Geng Shuang smile” was once again on the hot search.
In December 23rd, China’s NHK embarrassed and laughed at the moon Jae in the face of the “NHK reporter” who said Hongkong Xinjiang was China’s internal affairs. He also put down the glass he just raised and asked, “do you want me to comment on this? This is China’s moon Jae in the position of President Yin, and I think this statement is true. The issue of the territory and the port involved are all internal affairs of China. He has spoken out a fact, right? ” Later, “Geng Shuang’s embarrassed and polite smile” was again on the hot search list.
Netizens generally comment that Geng’s style of speech is overbearing and awesome.
There was a reporter who wanted Geng Shuang to read the statement and was rebuked by him: “you have read the statement. Why should I read it again? I’m not your reader. In response to Vice President Burns’s statement that “the United States is a beacon of freedom around the world,” Geng Shuang said, “it doesn’t seem to light up very much.”. There were also questions from reporters about Tsai ing Wen’s comments on his transit to the United States, and Geng Shuang’s response made netizens laugh, “Tsai ing Wen talked about cross-strait relations and” one country, two systems “during his stay in New York. But I still need to restrain a bit, because this is not a diplomatic issue after all, and I leave it to my colleagues from the National Taiwan Affairs Office and the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office to respond. “.
When a reporter asked about Trudeau’s comments, Geng Shuang asked, “I don’t know if Canada has a feeling of crying and no tears. It’s her who will be hurt in the end.”
In fact, before he took the post of spokesperson of the foreign ministry, Geng Shuang had the experience of spokesperson. He served as the press counsellor and spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in the United States.
Born in April 1973, Geng Shuang was a graduate of China Foreign Affairs University and alumni of Lu Kang. In 1995, he joined the Department of international affairs of the Ministry of foreign affairs as a section member and entourage. Young cadres from the International Department of the Ministry of foreign affairs are often sent to work in the permanent mission of China to the United Nations. In 1999, Geng Shuang was appointed as the entourage and third secretary of the permanent mission of China to the United Nations.
Four years later, in 2003, Geng Shuang returned to the International Department of the Ministry of foreign affairs, where he successively served as the third secretary, deputy director, director, counsellor and director. Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in the United States in 2011. During this period, from 2005 to May 2006, he studied in international relations at the Fletcher School of law and diplomacy, Tufts University, and obtained a master of Arts degree.
In 2015, Geng Shuang returned to the Department of international economy of the Ministry of foreign affairs as counsellor and deputy director general, and became a spokesman the following year.
On December 16, 2019, at the new year’s reception held by the Information Office of the State Council, Geng Shuang was asked about his biggest work experience in 2019, “hard work”, he said, “but it’s all worth it.”