Ambassador from July 2021
Qin Gang, a member of Jinping’s team, has been China’s ambassador to the US since July 2021. It is believed that he can be made the new foreign minister of the country in March. He is leading the race. The 56-year-old Gang has been inducted into the 205-member Central Committee of the Communist Party. He is known as a diplomat who always insists on China’s interests in harsh terms.
If he becomes foreign minister, Jinping will be the first president since Mao Zedong to directly appoint a diplomat to such a high post. In 2013, Xi handed over the Foreign Ministry to Wang Wai. He was considered a very humble and calm leader. But when he came into office, his personality was seen as aggressive and at times quite sharp.
Like will retire
In 2013, Xi handed over the Foreign Ministry to Wang Wai. He was considered a very humble and calm leader. But when he came into office, his personality was seen as aggressive and at times quite sharp. Wang is currently 69 years old and is believed to be retiring. Wang is known as the foreign minister who promoted Xi Jinping’s ‘wolf warrior’ policy. Qin is often seen giving interviews on American news channels. Qin has more than two million followers on Twitter, which is blocked by China.
‘America is afraid of China’
In August this year, when US Congress Speaker Nancy Pelosi was about to visit Taiwan, Qin gave an interview. In this interview, Qin said, ‘I think America is now afraid of China and this fear is increasing.’ Qin had made it clear that the Taiwan issue is not about democracy or independence, but rather a matter of China’s sovereignty and integrity. According to him, Taiwan has always been part of China. It was separated from China by Dutch invaders and Japanese invaders. Qin has also been a deputy in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was also a spokesperson.
America was told to keep quiet
When Joe Biden became the President of the United States, Qin was invited to an event. Here he was asked, ‘What can China and America do to improve their relationship?’ To this his reply was, ‘If we cannot resolve our differences, please remain silent.’ Qin alleged that the US was making the situation worse.
Qin and Wang are known for their diplomacy which is flexible as well as aggressive against the enemy. Xi Jinping wants China’s position to be non-negotiable for the challenges it faces from the US. In the coming months, the Chinese president is going to hand over posts to several ministers. Experts believe that he will choose his ministers keeping in mind the enemy America so that it can be weakened in the next five years.
Supporters of Pakistan
Who are the biggest supporters of Pakistan? In 2008, when then Deputy Foreign Minister Yafei visited Pakistan, Qin made a statement on behalf of the government. Qin had said that China is a neighbor of India and Pakistan and hoped that the two countries would resolve their issues through dialogue. Qin had made it clear that Yafei had gone as a special envoy on behalf of the Chinese government. Then he advocated Pakistan and said that he wants to resolve the issues through dialogue with India. China is with him in this.
Focus on Taiwan
In such a situation, choosing who will be the foreign minister will be their first priority. According to Yun Sun, a China expert at the US-based think-tank Stimson Center, Xi Jinping is the type of leader who must focus on shortcomings when choosing his ministers or advisers. Qin’s chemistry with Xi Jinping is very good and in such a situation he could be handed the post. Apart from this, Taiwan will also be taken care of. The US and other Western countries have completely rejected China’s policy and aggression on Taiwan.