China appoints Qin Gang as country’s new foreign minister

China’s ambassador to the US, Qin Gang has been appointed as the country’s new foreign minister.

Chinese state media Global Times reported that the decision was made by the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee yesterday, December 30. 56-year Qin is replacing Wang Yi, who is now a Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and State Councilor.

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