China’s third aircraft carrier is ready for the sea even as defence minister goes missing


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The Central Military Commission held a meeting on Friday, which focused on promoting ‘Xi Jinping Thought for the New Era’, an ideological doctrine named after the Chinese president. Usually, Li is present at such meetings, but he wasn’t seen this time around. China’s Defence Minister Li Shangfu hasn’t been publicly seen for over three weeks. Multiple sources in the United States and China have hinted that Li is undergoing an investigation, which I analysed in my recent article for ThePrint. Chinese Defence Minister Li Shangfu disappears, missing from military meetings, likely under investigation. China’s third aircraft carrier, Fujian, is now...