China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei
For China, a fine line between ‘Great Leader Xi’ and ‘Xi, the great leader’
The Chinese government is showing signs of a pushback to prevent a reckless cult of personality from building around the president as official media rush to eulogise ‘Great Leader Xi’
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.