China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei
Secret arrests and hurried trials of politicians and tycoons belie Beijing’s ‘rule of law’ vows
It’s been some time since the trial of Bo Xilai was hailed a ‘victory for the rule of law in China’, and it seems upcoming trials targeting oligarchs will only damage the justice system’s credibility
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.