Johnson replaces Foreign Minister in British cabinet reshuffle

Elizabeth Truss replaced Dominic Raab on Wednesday as the new British Foreign Minister with a government remodeling to form a “strong and united” cabinet.

Former Secretary of State for International Trade (commonly known as Liz Truss) has defended the Cabinet Popularity Contest for several months as a woman responsible for continuity and negotiations for new trade agreements around the world to maintain UK business after Brexit. I have done it.

Truss remains in her other work as Minister of Women and Equality, and Anne-Marie Trevelian fills her previous work as Secretary of International Trade.

Raab, who was severely criticized last month for taking a vacation during the Taliban’s advance in Afghanistan, is now Lord High Chancellor and Secretary of Justice. He also earned the title of Deputy Prime Minister and officially announced his role as First Secretary of State when he represented Boris Johnson while he was hospitalized for the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. ..

Former Legal Secretary Robert Buckland is no longer in the role of cabinet.

Foreign ministry changes may indicate a change in the Johnson government’s Chinese policy, Sophia Gaston, director of the British Foreign Policy Group at think tanks, calling the truss a “suitable Chinese hawk.” is. Twitter post Immediately after the appointment.

Gaston believes the new role could be a “more comfortable fit” for trusses, allowing the Chinese administration to play a greater role in coordinating diplomatic efforts with Britain’s allies. Said.

While Raab was Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Chinese administration imposed National Security Law on Hong Kong, violated the Sino-British Joint Declaration and resulted in a major escape from the former British colony.

The Communist Party administration has also sanctioned five members of the British Parliament who have voiced their treatment of Uighurs in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. It has been declared guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity by many parliaments, including the British Commons House.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the Rab administration has shown a stricter stance towards China and Russia than the previous administration, sanctioned many individuals and groups, and offered a separate program to welcome Hong Kongers into Britain, but critics Disproved the government’s vague Chinese policy and said much more. It should be done to seek clarification from human rights abusers and to protect Britain’s national security from China’s invasion.

Finance Minister Rishi Sunak, Health Secretary Sajid Javid, Secretary of Defense Ben Wallace, and Secretary of Transportation Grant Shapps will continue to play that role, and Home Secretary Pretty Patel will play that role, contrary to speculation. ..

Stephen Berkeley replaced Michael Gove as Prime Minister and Minister of the Cabinet Office of the Duchy of Lancaster, making Gove the new Secretary of State for housing, communities and local governments.

10 Downing Street said Tory executives would take on “intergovernmental responsibility to level up” and promised that Johnson’s campaign would invest in rural and coastal areas to build and level up across Britain. Mentioned that.

Gove will retain his minister’s responsibility for the coalition and elections, No. 10 said. twitter..

Former Minister of Housing, Community and Local Government Robert Jenrick has been dismissed as Prime Minister.

The unpopular Gavin Williamson has lost his job as Secretary of Education and is now appointed by former Vaccine Minister Nadim Zahawi, who headed the CCP virus vaccination program, which is now proud of as one of the major achievements of the Johnson government. doing.

Conservative Co-Chair Amanda Milling was also banished just weeks before the Conservative meeting.

Oliver Dowden replaced Milling with his former Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports, where former Health Minister Nadine Dorries served.

PA contributed to this report.

Lily Zhou