Yu Hongjun, born in Nong’an County of Jilin province. He studied at Northeast Normal University for BA and MA and Renmin University of China for Doctor of Laws. He worked as a senior visiting scholar in Russia’s Dun Rostov University in the 1990s. He works as an Adjunct Professor of China National School of Administration, Renmin University of China, Beijing Normal University, East China Normal University, University of International Business and Economics, Jinan University, Guangxi University and Huaqiao University. He also works as PhD supervisor for many institutions of higher learning.
Yu Hongjun used to be vice minister of International Department of the CPC Central Committee and president of China Center for Contemporary World Studies (CCCWS). He served as Chinese Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Uzbekistan. He is the Vice President of Chinese People’s Association for Peace and Disarmament (CPAPD) and the member of Foreign Affairs Committee of the 12th CPPCC National Committee. He serves on the academic committee of Pangoal Institution, the Chahar Institute and other private think tanks.
Yu Hongjun is an expert on international issues. His main focus in the past had long been international communist movement and world socialism. At present, he mainly focuses on the study of modern international relations, politics of world political parties and diplomacy of contemporary China.