China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei
Why soaring pork prices are a touchy problem for China’s leaders
- An outbreak of African swine fever has caused prices of the staple food to rise nearly 50 per cent in a year
- This threatens to sour the mood for national celebrations, from the Mid-Autumn Festival to Lunar New Year, as efforts to fix the crisis are too little, too late
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.