LIU Yuqin is Member of Foreign Affairs Committee of the Charhar Institute in Beijing. A career diplomat, she is Special Representative of the Chinese Government on Latin American Affairs. She used to serve as Deputy Director-General of the Department of Latin American and Caribbean Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China. From 2010 to 2012, she was Chinese Ambassador to Cuba. From 2007 to 2010, she was Chinese Ambassador to Chile. From 2004 to 2007, she was Chinese Ambassador to Ecuador, the fourth women ambassador of PRC to Latin American countries. She received a BA in Spanish language and literature from Beijing Foreign Studies University.