China removes Defence Minister Li Shangfu 2 months after 'disappearance'


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China has removed Li Shangfu as the defense minister and state councilor without providing any explanation, the country's state news agency Xinhua reported. This development follows weeks of uncertainty surrounding the general, who has been sanctioned by the United States (US) and absent from public appearances since August. Li is the second minister to be unexpectedly dismissed since President Xi Jinping commenced his unparalleled third term in March 2023.