The Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Chicago, Zhao Jian, is the 11th Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Chicago. His region covers 9 states, a large portion of the Midwest, including Illinois neighbors, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Missouri, and reaching as far west as Colorado. He was born in Shandong Province in 1971. His previous posts include Director, Department of North America and Oceanic Affairs, Counselor of Australian Embassy, 2009 - 2013, and Consul General in Melbourne, 2016 – 2019. He is married with a daughter. The Stevenson Center is pleased to welcome him to the Midwest.