China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei
In China, Kim Jong-un was an astute player on his international debut
In his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, the North Korean leader showed the world had underestimated his skill in playing a potentially explosive game of geopolitical chess
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.