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What Happened to Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang?

Screenshot of a video featuring then Chinese ambassador to the United States and current Foreign Minister, Qin Gang, with Phoenix News reporter Fu Xiaotian who, according to online rumors, had a child following an affair.

It’s been three weeks since Qin Gang was last seen in public, sparking a wave of rumors (many emanating from Taiwan) that the Chinese Foreign Minister has been benched for allegedly having an affair with Phoenix News TV journalist Fu Xiaotian.

Initially, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs attributed Qin’s absence to “health reasons” but then seemingly backed away from that line after officials scrubbed the press briefing summaries of any reference to questions about Qin’s disappearance.

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