History of bilateral relations
Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Belarus and the People’s Republic of China were established on January 20, 1992.
Since 1992 the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China has been active in Minsk (since January 19, 2009, Lu Guisheng has been the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Belarus). In 1993, the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus was opened in Beijing (since March 6, 2006, A. Tozik has been the Ambassador of Belarus to the PRC).
Mutual visits at the summit and at high levels are of great importance for activation of Belarus-China relations.
The following officials paid official and state visits to China: Alexander Lukashenko, the President of the Republic of Belarus (1995, 1997, 2001, 2005 and 2008), the Prime Minister (1996), the First Deputy Prime Minister (2007), the Chairmen of the House of Representatives (1998 and 2005) and the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly (2002). 2005 saw the Head of the Administration the President of the Republic of Belarus pay an official visit to the PRC.
The following Chinese officials paid visits to Belarus: Li Peng (in 1995 as the Premier of the PRC State Council and in 2000 as the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the All-China Assembly of People’s Representatives), the Vice-Premiers of the PRC State Council (1996 and 1997), the members of the PRC State Council (1999 and 2002), Hu Jintao, the PRC Deputy Chairman (2000), Jiang Zemin, the PRC Chairman (2001), Wen Jiabao, the Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China (2007), Han Qide, the Vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (2008).