A Chinese minister has been mysteriously missing for almost a month

Where did Qin Gang, the Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs, go? His last appearance in public dates back to June 25, during a meeting with the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, then with his Vietnamese and Sri Lankan counterparts, in Beijing, remember The Parisian. Before completely disappearing from the radar.

Indeed, since that date, Qin Gang has been an absent subscriber. His meeting with Josep Borell, head of diplomacy of the European Union, was canceled by Beijing, without specifying the reason. He also did not honor his interview with Janet Yellen, Secretary of the United States Treasury, and was replaced by Wang Yi, director of the Communist Party’s central foreign affairs office.

Possible health problems

Another missed meeting: the annual summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Indonesia, specify our colleagues. Wang Wanbin, spokesperson for the ministry, then referred to “health reasons”, according to TF1 Info.

Several rumors circulate to justify the sudden disappearance of the minister. Among them, health problems, as briefly mentioned by the spokesperson for the ministry. Without further details.

An affair with a journalist?

Another hypothesis is mentioned, that of an affair with a journalist from the Chinese television channel Phoenix, based in Hong Kong. The two lovers would have even had a child together. The presenter is also suspected of espionage. For the time being, none of the hypotheses mentioned has been confirmed.

This disappearance recalls in particular that of Meng Hongwei, former director of Interpol, in 2018. The latter had finally been convicted of corruption, underlines The Parisian. In 2021, this time it was the disappearance of tennis player Peng Shuai who made headlines. The young woman had accused a former senior communist leader of rape. When she reappeared, she went back on her words.

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