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China’s Defence Minister Li Shangfu has not been seen for three weeks. While it is not unusual for the defence minister to be away from the public eye, his notable absence, especially after the recent disappearance of former Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang, sparked speculation that Li is under house arrest.
According to media reports, the US government believes that Li has been placed under investigation and removed from office. The probe into Li follows China's unexplained replacement of Qin in July after a prolonged absence from public view.
Chinese officials have remained tight-lipped about the reasons behind Li’s disappearance. Where is Li Shangfu? Why is he missing? What is the impact on China’s military?
In this episode of Global Heartbeat podcast, Lianhe Zaobao’s Beijing journalist Yu Zeyuan shares his insights with host Han Yong Hong.
Hosted by Lianhe Zaobao’s Associate Editor, Han Yong Hong, Global Heartbeat is a Mandarin weekly news and current affairs podcast that is updated every Tuesday, 7.00 PM SGT. It is available on zaobao.sg, Apple Podcast, Google Podcasts, Spotify and other podcast platforms.
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