Chinese billionaire Ren Zhiqiang, who is a very influential member of China’s ruling communist party is seriously being investigated according to Daily Mail news paper. Mr. Ren Zhiqiang who went missing after calling President Xi a clown in handling coronavirus pandemic is being investigated for “serious violations of discipline”
According to Daily Mail, the business tycoon is being investigated on suspicion of “severe violations of discipline and law” a joint government party watchdog has disclosed.
Me. Ren Zhiqiang disappeared in March after publishing his online article, criticising President Xi Jinping and calling him a clown. Beijing watchdog noted that Ren is undergoing a review and monitoring investigation.
Ren had not been seen since March after he criticised the president’s speech he made in February about his government’s efforts to combat covid-19. His friends and business associates revealed he has not been available since 12 March and this made them very worried.
His close friend and businesswoman, Wang Ying said “many of his friends are looking for him and this made them extremely anxious. Ren Zhiqiangis a public figure and his disappearance is widely known. The institutions responsible for this need to give a reasonable and legal explanation for this as soon as possible” she told Reuters
According to Reuters, a call made to his mobile phone went through but no one picked up.
Kelvin M. Ashong Twitter @Mawunya_