Internal Organization

Team at the Delegation of the European Union in Beijing

The European Union is represented in China by the Delegation in Beijing. The Delegation was established in Beijing in October 1988 and it is also accredited to Mongolia. The Delegation has full diplomatic privileges and immunities with the Head of Delegation accorded full ambassadorial status. The Delegation is responsible for the conduct of official relations between China and the European Community. In all matters pertaining to the European Union, the Delegation works closely with the diplomatic missions of the EU Member States, particularly the one representing the EU Presidency, which changes every six months. The Delegation is a natural point of contact between the EU and the Chinese authorities as well as others in China. It does not, however, deal with trade promotion, consular matters or other issues which have traditionally been handled by the Member State embassies, consulates or national tourism offices. The Delegation keeps the European Union abreast of significant political, economic and other developments in China and facilitates the operation and development of bilateral co - operation agreements. The Delegation has different sections, which are detailed below.


  • Head of Delegation
    Hans Dietmar SCHWEISGUT
  • Deputy Head of Delegation
    Chris WOOD
  • Head of Political, Press and Information Section
    Asad BEG
  • Head of Trade and Investment Section
    Ulrich WEIGL
  • Head of Agricultural Section
    Jerome LEPEINTRE
  • Head of Information Society Media Section
    Philipp BARTH
  • Head of Science, Technology and Environment Section
    Laurent BOCHEREAU
  • Head of Economic & Finance Section
    Peter WEISS
  • Head of Development & Cooperation Section
  • Head of Press & Information 
    William FINGLETON
  • Head of Finance, Contracts & Audit Section
    Maria Luisa WYGANOWSKI
  • Head of Administration Section
    Bruno DEVOS