Jin Xiaoming obtained his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at Central South University in Hunan province, China, and completed a three-year program of advanced studies in economics and political science at York University in Toronto, Canada. He graduated from Beijing University of Foreign Studies as an undergraduate student; he majored in political science and English language and literature.
As Director General of the Department of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, he is responsible for providing overall leadership and supervision to the nation’s international cooperation in the field of science and technology, organizing the implementation of bilateral and multilateral science and technology cooperation activities, supervising and coordinating major nongovernmental science and technology cooperation projects, implementing development assistance activities in China funded by foreign governments and international organizations, as well as China’s science and technology assistance programmes overseas, and supervising the work of science and technology officials posted at the Chinese embassies and consulates around the world.
From 2000 to 2005, he served as Minister-Counselor for science and technology at the Chinese Embassy in the United States and was responsible for running China-US governmental science and technology programmes. From 1992 to 2000, he was Deputy Director-General of the Department of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (formerly the State Science and Technology Commission).