China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei
Louis Cha’s life as a Hong Kong journalist was as thrilling as his martial arts novels
- Novelist known as Jin Yong was put on an assassination list for his editorials in the newspaper he co-founded, Ming Pao
- But he found the courage to stand up to the threat, taking inspiration from the characters he created
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.