Li Yansong was born in October, 1964 in Jilin Province. He is currently the Vice President and Standing Committee member of the Party Committee of Peking University. He assists the President of Peking University in dealings with affairs related to international cooperation, as well as the development of relationships with Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. In this capacity, Vice President Li manages the activities of foreign experts, overseas students, the Confucius Institute, the Beijing Forum, and the Guiyang Conference.
Li Yansong began his studies in the Department of International Politics at Peking University in 1983. There, in 1987, he obtained a Bachelor Degree in Law, then in 1993 he attained a Master’s Degree in Law, and finally in 2009 he received his Ph.D. in Law. He was a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley during the years of 1995 and 1997. He has served at Peking University since 1987 and was Vice Director of the Division of International Exchange and Cooperation since 1997. He served as the Minster of the Office of International Relations and Director of the Office for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs (MT-PKU) from 2001 to November, 2010. He became Assistant Principal in 2005, and has been a Standing Committee member of the Party Committee and Vice President of Peking University since May 2010.