Wang Xiangwei
Wang Xiangwei

SCMP Columnist

China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei

China’s bids to improve food safety and welfare for its people are just empty words – until the leadership has skin in the game

  • The country has had an appalling food safety record over the past decade, with an abundance of public health scandals affecting children
  • But as long as the ruling class and elites enjoy special privileges, including parallel food supply chains and health benefits, their vows to improve the system will be found wanting