What the Mainland Media Say by Cary Huang
Nation counting the cost of Beijing's expensive Apec makeover
Once again, the government resorts to short-term solutions to sell an image that is far removed from day-to-day reality
Cary Huang is a veteran China affairs columnist, having written on this topic since the early 1990s. He joined the Post in 2004, and was based in Beijing between 2005 and 2013, first as a correspondent and then as bureau chief. He was previously China editor at The Standard from 1992 until 2004.