The new ambassador took office a month after his predecessor, Cui Tiankai, stepped down. Analysts said that this shows that China wants to promote the development of relations in a stable and healthy direction, while the two economies and more world powers have differences in a range. Regarding issues such as trade frictions, human rights, the origin of the coronavirus, and the South China Sea. At the same time, officials said that after the former ambassador left nine months ago, the United States has not even nominated a new ambassador, which shows that Washington is lagging behind Beijing in handling bilateral relations.
After Qin took office, he gave a speech to the Chinese and American media. He cited the example of Henry Kissinger. He secretly visited China and opened the door to the normalization of Sino-US relations. The United States 50 years ago.
“It was during the Cold War. At that time, there was almost no contact between the two countries. Dr. Kissinger had to go to China secretly through a third country. Fifty years later, as China’s 11th Ambassador to the United States, I could travel publicly and fly directly to this country, “said Qin.
“How the world changes over time!” I believe that the door to Sino-US relations has been opened and cannot be closed. This is the trend of the world, the call of the times, and the will of the people. ”
Qin Gang, China’s new ambassador to the United States, vowed to put bilateral relations back on track and make Sino-US relations featuring mutual respect, equal treatment, win-win cooperation, and peaceful coexistence a reality.
Qin arrived in the United States more than a month after Cui Tiankai, the former Chinese ambassador to China, left Washington in June. During this period, the US and Chinese ambassadors did not meet each other. The post of US ambassador to China was vacant for 9 months. This is a rare development since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
” looks forward to working closely with them to jointly safeguard the foundation of China-US relations, safeguard the common interests of the two peoples, and work hard to bring China-US relations back to the right track, for mutual respect and equality between the two countries. Treating each other, cooperating for a win-win situation, and coexisting in peace will pave the way from possible to reality.
`The most suitable person`
Qin succeeded Cui Tiankai. Cui Tiankai has been in power for 8 years and performed well. Experts said that the appointment of a young but experienced diplomat to this difficult task shows that China attaches great importance to this position. Because the relationship between the two countries and the United States are embarrassing.
Before being nominated, 5-year-old Qin has served as Vice Foreign Minister of China since 2018 and has held many important positions since joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1988. Served as Minister of the Chinese Embassy in the UK, Director of the Information Department and Protocol Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In recent years, he has accompanied Chinese President Xi Jinping on many visits.
Xiao’s low score has caused dissatisfaction among Chinese netizens and even celebrities, such as pop star Huang Zitao, who said he was angry that the judges “deliberately turned a blind eye” to Hashimoto’s performance and low scores. In his opinion, Xiao Zhan’s performance is significantly better than the Japanese players. According to reports, the final score even caused media boos in the Ariake Arena. Ye Zhenan, the deputy leader of the Chinese gymnastics team, told the People’s Daily on Wednesday night that Xiao congratulated Hashimoto and Nagorny at
Speaking of the 0.4 gap between the two, Ye said, “Xiao Ruoteng was deducted 0.3 points because he did not pay attention to the referee, indicating that his
action is over.”
Lu Xiang, an American research researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, told the Global Times that it has never been an easy task for the Chinese ambassador to the United States to be on the front line of maintaining the most important relationship in the world. In recent years, it has become more challenging and urgent. He said that Mr. Cui, who has performed his duties brilliantly, has held the position for a long time, and it is time to send another new person.
Cui, 69 years old, left the impression on the Chinese people and the United States as a patriotic, professional, hardworking and intelligent person, because he was friendly and charming when dealing with the friendly and objective American people towards China., But when it comes to hostile and prejudiced people and forces in the United States, it is tough and uncompromising in protecting China’s interests, bottom line, and dignity.
Wu Xinbo, director of the American Studies Center at Fudan University in Shanghai, told the Global Times that he believes that Qin and Cui have the same position in safeguarding national interests. The Biden administration continued its predecessor’s hard-line stance on China and regarded China as its main strategic competitor, which was the reason why Qin took office.
Qin is the most suitable candidate to succeed Cui, the new ambassador must have experience and experience, and also have the ability to withstand pressure. Lu said that he should also be able to defend China’s interests on American soil, adding, “Qin has excellent expression skills, charm, and a great heart for handling the most complex and important bilateral relations in the world.”
“More What is important is that Qin has accompanied President Xi on many visits and is close to the decision-making level, so that he can view Sino-US relations and China’ a higher and broader perspective,” Lu told reporters. Global Times.
Qin was widely known for his tough diplomatic style and witty remarks when he was the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2005 to 2010. Analysts said that his outspokenness represented the harsh image of China’s diplomacy.
In February, Qin responded to the accusation that China engages in “wolf war diplomacy” at the press conference of the leaders of China’s Central and Eastern European countries, saying that certain countries and individuals unscrupulously slandered China without any evidence, which is simply a “bad wolf.” .
Qin said that in the face of China’s attack, Chinese diplomats must of course stand up and say no. “It is unreasonable to discredit China while preventing China from fighting back.” Before
took office, Qin was in charge of China’s foreign affairs with Europe. March when