A police officer gestures before an escorted police van carrying Chinese property tycoon Ren Zhiqiang arrives at the Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People's Court on September 11, 2020, ahead of Ren's case hearing. - Ren was detained after penning an essay fiercely critical of President Xi Jinping's response to the coronavirus outbreak, and was placed under investigation for "serious violations of discipline and law", according to an anti-graft watchdog in April. (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP) (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP via Getty Images)