A billionaire tech tycoon has gone missing after criticising China's regime.
Jack Ma, who founded Alibaba, Asia's Amazon, has reportedly not been seen in public for more than two months.
The high-profile businessman criticised the country's financial regulators and state-owned banks in a speech in October, calling for reform of a system that "stifled business innovation".
Ma was suddenly replaced as a judge on the final episode of his own talent show, Africa's Business Heroes, with an Alibaba executive.
An Alibaba spokesperson said he was unable to take part in the judging panel "due to a schedule conflict", according to Financial Times.
But weeks before the final episode, Ma tweeted that he "couldn't wait" to meet the contestants.
Ma has been removed from the judging panel's website and was later left out of a promotional video for the show.
Officials in Beijing launched an anti-monopoly investigation into Ma's Alibaba Group Holding on Christmas Eve, and ordered Ma's financial tech company Ant Group to scale back its operations, according to the Daily Mail.