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Chinese Minister, ‘Mistress’, Rocket Chiefs All Missing – A/Sentinel

China’s Foreign Minister Qin Gang, a pretty TV reporter and the country’s rocket commanders have all disappeared, amid apparent investigation into their affairs

Foreign minister Qin Gang said the US should interfering in China's internal affairs and harming its security interests in a call on Wednesday to Blinken, who is due in Beijing on Sunday.
Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang speaks at a press conference in Beijing (Reuters).


The case of China’s missing foreign minister has taken a curious turn, with the suggestion that Qin Gang – as well as senior members of China’s strategic missile command – have been taken into custody for questioning, according to a report by Asia Sentinel, which noted that Beijing has not denied rumours of an affair between Qin and Fu Xiaotian, 40, seen here, who it described as a “high-powered and well-connected” Phoenix Television reporter, “who is suspected of being a double agent.”

Qin has not been seen for over three weeks, and his absence from the ASEAN summit and other formal meetings has sparked questions over his health, and queries this week from CNN, the New York Times and others. Both Qin and his alleged mistress are missing, the report said, along with Lieutenant General Li Yuchao, the commander of China’s rocket force, whose absence led to speculation he could also be facing an investigation, especially after a tweet on June 29 that claimed Li was taken from his office the previous day, and a further tweet saying Li’s son is studying in the US, and may have “betrayed the CCP’s military intelligence”.

Read the full report: Asia Sentinel.




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Jim Pollard

Jim Pollard is an Australian journalist based in Thailand since 1999. He worked for News Ltd papers in Sydney, Perth, London and Melbourne before travelling through SE Asia in the late 90s. He was a senior editor at The Nation for 17+ years.


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