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Wellington Koo

Vi Kyuin Wellington Koo (Chinese: 顾维钧;Pinyin: Gù Wéijūn; Wade-Giles: Ku Wei-chün) (January 29, 1887November 14, 1985) was a Chinese diplomat. He was a representative at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919.

Born in Shanghai in 1887, he went to the United States in 1904 and studied Western culture in order to help China with the problem of imperialism. He spoke perfect fluent English, and came to be interested in China's position in international society.

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Preceded by
Du Xigui
President of the Republic of China
Succeeded by
Zhang Zuolin
(Generalissimo of the Military Government)
Preceded by
Wei Daoming
China's Ambassador to the United States
Succeeded by
Chai Zeming