Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who often makes harsh statements aimed at the West, is said to be unlikely to hold his post after the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

Commentator Yue Shan, citing information he has obtained, revealed that the personnel relationship in the Chinese Foreign Ministry is very complicated, and there seem to be many competing factions. Current Foreign Minister Wang Yi is the head of one gang.

For a long time, many descendants of senior Chinese Communist Party officials worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Wang Yi’s father-in-law is Qian Jiadong, a professional diplomat who was the foreign secretary of former Premier Zhou Enlai.

There are many standpoints; however, according to Chinese language media Da Ji Yuan, Wang Yi is now 69 years old and has held the position of Foreign Minister for 2 terms, so it isn’t easy to have a chance to hold his position.

ET added that since Qian Qichen retired from the 16th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in 2002, no Foreign Minister has held a consecutive 3-term position.

One more reason to believe that Wang will have to retire is that Wang is the same age as Xi Jinping. Even if Xi continues for a third term, it is difficult for the CCP to make two exceptions for Wang to stay.

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