Qin Gang was not coming to work for the last one month. After this, speculations were also being made as to what happened to him.
Chinese President Xi Jinping removed Foreign Minister Qin Gang from his post on Tuesday. Wang Yi has been appointed as the new foreign minister in his place. Qin Gang was not coming to work for the last one month. After this, speculations were also being made as to what happened to him.
Qin Gang became a minister in December 2022
Please tell that China’s new foreign minister Wang has been foreign minister before. Qin Gang became the Foreign Minister of China in December 2022 itself, but after June 25, he was not seen in public places. China’s Foreign Minister Qin Gang was to meet the Foreign Policy Chief of the European Union on 4 July. But due to his absence, this meeting was postponed further.
Even Chinese journalists do not know
Chinese journalists also had no idea about the foreign minister and had asked about it on July 7. On July 10 and 11, the Chinese Foreign Minister was to attend a summit in Indonesia but could not make it.
It was told by the Ministry of External Affairs that due to ill health, he would not be able to attend the meeting. After this there was also a meeting with the President of the Philippines but could not reach there either. After this he was removed from the post of Foreign Minister.
It has also deepened doubts among the country’s leadership about transparency and decision-making, analysts and diplomats said. Wang, 69, who became the new foreign minister, has held the post from 2018 to 2022. China’s foreign ministry declined to comment on the change.
Who are the Qin Gang?
Born in 1966 in Tianjin, China, Qin Gang was appointed by Xi Jinping as the Chinese ambassador to the US in July 2021. He also held the position of China’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2018 to 2021 and Director of Protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2015 to 2018. Qin Gang also served as Director of Information at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2011 to 2015.
Let us tell you that the popularity of former Foreign Minister of China, Qin Gang, was increasing very fast. Tensions between China and the US eased after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met him in Beijing. The role of the Qin Gang was being considered very important in this. For some time now, Qin Gang was being compared to Chinese President Xi Jinping. During his 8-month tenure, Qin took many such important decisions, which increased his popularity in China.
His affair with a female journalist is also believed to be responsible for his absence from sight for the last one month. According to several media reports, he is in a relationship with a news anchor. Female journalists are working in Hong Kong only.