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Diplomatic official

Shih-hsuen Liu was a Chinese diplomatic official.

Background

He was born in Nan-hui, Kiangsu, China in 1868.

Education

After studying French for 15 years, he was sent to the Chinese Legation at Paris as a student interpreter.

Career

Shih-hsuen Liu was transferred to the Chinese Legation at Petrograd and then to Berlin. He assisted Li Hung-chang in restoring friendly relations with the Powers after the Boxer Uprising in 1900. He worked also as a French secretary to the Imperial Mission to attend the coronation of King Edward VII in 1904, Chinese Minister to France in 1906-1912, vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1913, Minister to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1914-1917, counsellor to the President and member of the Foreign Affairs Commission in 1918, vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1920-1922, vice-president of the diplomatic commission in 1923.

Mr. Liu married a French wife in 1904 and returned with her to China in 1912.