China’s former foreign minister Qin Gang was removed from his position in July after he reportedly fathered a child during an extramarital affair while ambassador to the US.
Senior Chinese officials were informed last month that Mr Qin was dismissed due to ‘lifestyle issues’, a euphemism for sexual misconduct, the Wall Street Journal reported.
…Mr Qin is now reportedly cooperating with the investigation, which is focusing on whether his conduct compromised China’s national security [Sophia Yan, “Sacked Chinese Foreign Minister ‘Had an Affair and Fathered Child’ While US Ambassador,” UK Telegraph, 2023.09.19].
When China sees a top government official committing adultery, it sees a risk to the government and the nation. But when South Dakota sees its executive-in-chief disappearing from the office to cheat on her spouse with a married man, the cheating chief responds with sideshow patter about holy guns, bad science, and those darned foreigners.
I guess really standing up for the sanctity of marriage is just Communism.