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Qin Gang: From Wimbledon umpire to China’s foreign minister

Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang is at 56, one of the youngest to make the cut since the founding of the People's Republic of China. PHOTO: AFP
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BEIJING - What do a career diplomat and a certified professional tennis umpire have in common?

Both jobs require the ability to stay calm and focused under pressure and have great communication skills, among other things.

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