China in Focus (Feb. 15): Netizens Go Missing Amid Plans to Mock Xi Jinping

February 15, 2021 Updated: February 15, 2021

Two Chinese netizens have disappeared. That’s after they and a group of others tried to celebrate the Lunar New year by mocking the head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Beijing endures heavy smog over the holiday weekend. At its worst, levels of one pollutant reached 20 times higher than what air quality standards deem safe.

Flowers are sold out in Wuhan. They’re commemorating those who passed away because of the pandemic.

And major U.S. banks are financially supporting China’s military. Some have invested billions of dollars in a Chinese cell phone maker tied to the CCP’s military.

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