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'China ousted foreign minister Gang over affair in US'

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The Wall Street Journal claimed on Tuesday that China’s former Foreign Minister Qin Gang, who was fired in July, had an extramarital affair while serving as ambassador to the United States, citing sources familiar with the briefing.

According to the report, Qin was cooperating with the probe, which was now focusing on whether the affair or Qin’s conduct had jeopardised China’s national security.

According to the report, senior Chinese officials were told that an internal Communist Party probe discovered Qin participated in the affair during his stint as China’s ambassador to the United States. According to two sources, the affair resulted in the birth of a child in the United States.