Ren Zhiqiang

Chinese Tycoon Ren Zhiqiang Disappears After Criticizing Coronavirus Response

Chinese real estate tycoon Ren Zhiqiang disappeared on Thursday, shortly after penning an online article strongly critical of the Chinese government’s response to the coronavirus epidemic. Some of Ren’s friends and admirers believe he was kidnapped by the Chinese Communist Party and is being held incommunicado for the “crime” of speaking out against the Party and China’s authoritarian President Xi Jinping.

CHENGDU, CHINA - JANUARY 7: (CHINA OUT) Ren Zhiqiang, president of Hua Yuan Group, delivers a speech during 2006 High-End Economic Forum at Luxehills International Club on January 7, 2006 in Chengdu of Sichuan Province, China. The forum is held to foresee the development of Chinese real estate economy. (Photo …