Published On: Tue, Jun 22nd, 2021
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Qin Gang, Veteran ‘Wolf Warrior,’ is Expected to Be China’s new Ambassador to US

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Qin Gang, China’s vice foreign minister and a veteran “wolf warrior” diplomat, is expected to replace China’s longest-serving ambassador to the United States, Cui Tiankai, who released a farewell letter on June 21. “I have worked in the United States for over eight years, and will leave the position and go back to China soon,” 68-year-old Cui wrote in Chinese language in his letter, which was published on the embassy’s website. China’s “wolf warrior” diplomacy is an assertive and often abrasive diplomatic style that the Beijing regime adopted in recent years, and Qin, 55, was well known for the aggressive approach. He was famous for his sharp retorts to criticism of China when he was spokesman of China’s Foreign Affairs Ministry from 2005 to 2010, then from 2011 to 2014. After being promoted to a higher position, Qin kept his “wolf warrior” tone. For example, Vice Minister Qin answered a …

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