A missing Chinese property tycoon exposes how Xi Jinping governs through enforced disappearance

Ren Zhiqiang, an outspoken Chinese tycoon, who in a February essay blamed the Coronavirus outbreak on a Party culture that prioritizes propaganda, flattery toward Xi Jinping, and silences free speech, has himself been silenced. He disappeared last month, joining a growing list of recent whistle-blowers who have gone missing after speaking out. Last Tuesday, Beijing authorities announced that he has been placed under […]