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Jieqing Zhang

Team Coordinator Country Director, China program, The Natural Resources Defense Council

Zhang is Country Director at the China program of The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Before joining NRDC in 2021, Zhang served as deputy director-general of the International Cooperation Department under the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) and as deputy director of the China-ASEAN Environmental Cooperation Center.

Zhang has over 20 years of professional experience in environmental policy and governance at the national, regional, and global level. She has a long history of involvement in international governance processes including acting as chief negotiator on various international environmental conventions. She holds a B.A. from Beijing International Studies University and a M.A. from Renmin University of China.