Combat veteran is likely replacement for China’s missing defence minister


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[1/2] The Chinese flag flutters on Tiananmen Square before the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Beijing, China May 21, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/File Photo Acquire Licensing Rights BEIJING, Oct 12 (Reuters) - General Liu Zhenli, the head of the military body responsible for China's combat operations and planning, has emerged as the top contender to replace the country's defence minister, who has not been seen in public for more than six weeks, according to five people familiar with the matter. The appointment of Liu to replace Defence Minister Li Shangfu - which one of...