China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei
Hong Kong’s extradition law mess: don’t blame Beijing, blame naive Carrie Lam
- In underestimating the pushback from Hongkongers from all walks of life, the chief executive has shown a lack of political antennae
- She could have avoided much of this quagmire had her government not bypassed proper procedures and, instead, consulted the public
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.