China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei
US-China trade war: an elephant in the room for Li Keqiang’s NPC work report
- Li Keqiang’s 100-minute report included US$298 billion in tax and fee cuts to shore up the economy, and a promise to leave more to market forces
- But it also contained plenty of acknowledgement of US pressure, such as not mentioning ‘Made in China 2025’ and sweeteners for private businesses
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.