Wang Xiangwei
Wang Xiangwei
Opinion

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China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei

A military parade, a fallen rival and an unusual speech: how Xi Jinping won a stronger mandate to lead China

A celebration of the PLA and the probe into Politburo member Sun Zhengcai were very public signs the Chinese president has cemented his authority. A less commented upon meeting may have even deeper implications

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Wang Xiangwei

Wang Xiangwei

Wang Xiangwei was the Post's editor-in-chief from 2012-2015. He started his 20-year career at the China Daily, before moving to the UK, where he worked at a number of news organisations, including the BBC Chinese Service. He moved to Hong Kong in 1993 and worked at the Eastern Express before joining the Post in 1996 as China business reporter. He became China editor in 2000 and deputy editor in 2007, a position he held for four years prior to being promoted to Editor-in-Chief. He has a master's degree in journalism, and a bachelor's degree in English.