Wang Xiangwei
Wang Xiangwei
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei

China’s legal system has a long way to go before it can be trusted

  • Examples abound of the country’s opaque law enforcement and judiciary ignoring due process and trampling over the rule of law
  • Moves are being made to stamp out corruption and build public confidence, but will they be enough to deliver systemic change?

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Wang Xiangwei
Wang Xiangwei
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei

Hong Kong’s extradition protests: one country, two systems and a vicious circle of mistrust with Beijing

  • Beijing is growing impatient with Hong Kong’s seeming inability to enact the national security law required under its Basic Law
  • And this summer’s mass protests have again revealed a deep schism of distrust between both sides, fuelled by misunderstanding and paranoia

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