Orientalist Maslov hinted at why Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang was fired | Politics

The reason for Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang’s disappearance and subsequent resignation may be that he got too close to the US business community while working in America in 2021-2022, says orientalist, director of the Institute of African and Asian Countries Alexei Maslov.

Recall that Qin Gang last appeared in public on June 25th. Subsequently, all meetings with his participation were constantly canceled. On July 25, it was announced that Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang had been fired.

According to the British edition of the Daily Mail, the reason for Gan’s resignation was an affair with popular journalist Fu Xiaotian, who interviewed the diplomat. Many viewers compared the manner of their conversation under the cameras with flirting.

“Some say that because of an affair with a journalist, why shouldn’t an official and party member of this level do it. But it can be a deliberately thrown rumor (as well as poor health). In fact, this is because he got too close to the US business community while working in America. Or he tried to get a little more independence than it should be, ”wrote orientalist Alexei Maslov in his Telegram channel.

According to the expert, the change of the head of the Chinese Foreign Ministry will in no way affect relations with Russia.

“This will not affect Russia in any way, since the political line of relations is built not in the Chinese Foreign Ministry, but several floors above – in the Politburo of the Central Committee. And he is unshakable,” Alexey Maslov is sure of this.

It was previously reported that Qin Gang, as Minister of Foreign Affairs of the PRC, replaced Wang Yi, who previously headed the office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee.