Jul 20, 2023 | Politics

Vanishing Foreign Minister Becomes Growing Embarrassment for China

Vanishing Foreign Minister Becomes Growing Embarrassment for China

The strange disappearance of Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang has become a major embarrassment for the regime in Beijing, as speculation grows that he has been silenced and purged for political reasons or personal misbehavior.

Daniel R. Russel, a former senior U.S. diplomat who now works for the Asia Society Policy Institute, told the far-left New York Times (NYT) on Monday that Qin’s disappearance is “embarrassing and unsettling to Chinese diplomats because of the uncertainty it injects in a system that is tightly controlled.”

“For foreign diplomats it raises even more questions about the bureaucratic weight of China’s foreign ministry,” Russel added.

“Secrecy is the chosen mode of operation because for the Chinese Communist Party, information is a weapon, but in this case, the mystery surrounding such an important official — foreign minister — is…

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