The following story will move as this week’s Monday Spotlight, a feature showcasing the best off-the-news enterprise in the AP report:
CHINA-THE DISAPPEARED_It’s not uncommon for individuals who speak out against the government to disappear in China, but the scope of the “disappeared” has expanded since President Xi Jinping came to power in 2013. Not only dissidents and activists, but also high-level officials, Marxists, foreigners and even a movie star — people who never publicly opposed the ruling Communist Party — have been whisked away by police to unknown destinations. By Yanan Wang. UPCOMING: 1,300 words, photos by 12:01 a.m. Sunday.