Qin Gang: Xi Jinping’s close assistant who is familiar with foreign media-BBC News

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The news of Qin Gang’s appointment as Chinese ambassador to the United States was not officially confirmed until he arrived in Washington.

Chinese officials confirmed that Qin Gang, the former Vice Foreign Minister of China, has arrived in New York and will succeed Cui Tiankai as China’s ambassador to the United States.

Qin Gang, 55, was in charge of news and protocol affairs at the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has repeatedly responded sharply to foreign journalists’ doubts about China. He is also regarded as a right-hand man of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

The relationship between the United States and China is currently at its lowest point in decades, making the candidate for ambassador a lot of attention. The day before Qin Gang’s departure, US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman visited Tianjin and held talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, but the two sides reiterated their current positions and did not achieve concrete results.

Cui Tiankai ended his eight-year tenure in Washington last month. At the age of 68, he is China’s longest-term ambassador to the United States and has exceeded his retirement age. He is considered an experienced and respected figure in both Beijing and Washington.

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