At 68, Chinese ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai is already over the usual retirement age for officials of his rank. Photo: Reuters At 68, Chinese ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai is already over the usual retirement age for officials of his rank. Photo: Reuters
At 68, Chinese ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai is already over the usual retirement age for officials of his rank. Photo: Reuters

exclusive | Mr ‘Indispensable’: China’s top diplomat to US Cui Tiankai to stay on in Biden era

  • Cui is already well over the usual retirement age for a Chinese official of his rank but his connections and knowledge are highly valued, sources say
  • Beijing ‘has no plan to replace him any time soon’ as it grapples with a longer-term rivalry with the United States

Topic |   US-China relations
At 68, Chinese ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai is already over the usual retirement age for officials of his rank. Photo: Reuters At 68, Chinese ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai is already over the usual retirement age for officials of his rank. Photo: Reuters
At 68, Chinese ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai is already over the usual retirement age for officials of his rank. Photo: Reuters
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