A Chinese villager walks home with an empty basket. Photo: EPA

Beijing's release of wealth divide data gets mixed reception

Praise and scepticism greet Beijing's figures on wealth disparity, which is above UN alarm level

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A Chinese villager walks home with an empty basket. Photo: EPA
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Cary Huang

Cary Huang

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.