Former China exec missing after calling Xi a 'clown' over COVID-19 handling

Topics Coronavirus | China | Xi Jinping

An influential former Chinese property executive who called President Xi Jinping a "clown" over a speech he made last month about the government's efforts to battle the coronavirus has gone missing, three of his friends told Reuters.

Ren Zhiqiang, a member of China's ruling Communist Party and a former top executive of state-controlled property developer Huayuan Real Estate Group, has not been contactable since March 12, they said. "Many of our friends are looking for him," his close friend and businesswoman.....

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