China News Agency, Berlin, August 24 (Reporter Peng Dawei) The reporter learned from the German Embassy in China on the 24th that Jan Hecker (Jan Hecker, Chinese name He Yan), who served as the foreign affairs adviser to German Chancellor Merkel, has replaced this year's Ge Ce, who left his post earlier, has officially assumed the post of German Ambassador to China.
The German Embassy in China stated that He Yan is the 14th German ambassador to China.
According to the resume published by the German Embassy in China, He Yan was born in Kiel on February 15, 1967, and holds a doctorate in law from the University of Göttingen.
He Yan worked in the German Federal Chancellery from 2015 to 2021. He initially served as the leader of the Refugee Policy Coordination Leading Group. Since 2017, he has been the Director of the Department of Foreign Policy, Security and Development Policy and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s foreign affairs. Policy advisor.
He Yan will be the German Ambassador to China from August 2021.
The homepage of the official website of the German Embassy in China updated He Yan’s photos and other information on the same day, and attached a paragraph of his speech after taking office: “We hope to contribute to the long-term and stable development of Germany-China relations through our own work. The interests of the people of the two countries are also our shared responsibility for responding to global tasks. To this end, we should further strengthen dialogue and partnership cooperation."
According to the news released by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs that day, Hong Lei, Director of the Protocol Department of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, accepted a copy of the credential from the new German ambassador to China He Yan on the 24th.
He Yan arrived in China on August 1.
He Yan’s predecessor, Clemens von Goetze, took office as German Ambassador to China on September 6, 2018. According to a post posted by the German Embassy in China on Sina Weibo on July 23 this year, Goetze’s three-year term in China has expired. Full, left on the same day.