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  • Zhao Jian, Consul General of China in ChicagoOn Wednesday, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton welcomed Zhao Jian, Consul General of China in Chicago, to the Senate. The Consulate General of China serves the Midwest Region of the United States: Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana and Iowa.

    Prior to being named Consul General, Mr. Jian worked for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs for more than 20 years. Prior to accepting his current position this year, he served as Consul General of China in Melbourne, Australia. In addition to trade and economic issues, the consulate's serves Visa and passport, education, science and technology, and cultural needs in the region.