In a mysterious development, Chinese Defence Minister Li Shangfu has been missing for over two weeks. As per reports, the Chinese government has placed him under investigation.
Shangfu’s supposed disappearance came after Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang went missing in July.
According to the US, Shangfu has also been stripped of his responsibilities as defence minister, reported the Financial Times.
“First, foreign minister Qin Gang goes missing, then the rocket force commanders go missing and now defence minister Li Shangfu hasn’t been seen in public for two weeks,” taking to X, Rahm Emanuel, the US envoy to Japan, wrote.