Wang Xiangwei
Wang Xiangwei
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei

Why did China react so strongly to Daryl Morey’s tweet and the NBA?

  • The reasons for its extraordinary reaction are more nuanced than simple government orchestration
  • But while national outrage has reached fever pitch, this narrow-minded nationalism does not bode well for China’s image overseas

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Wang Xiangwei
Wang Xiangwei
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei

Chinese leaders’ business affairs should be as clear as a US$15,000 crystal horse from Deutsche Bank

  • An exposé has revealed Deutsche Bank showered Chinese leaders with gifts, including a US$15,000 crystal horse and a Bang & Olufsen sound system
  • It highlights a political taboo – the need for transparency in the business activities of Chinese leaders and their families

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