China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei
Why Beijing’s best option is to wait for Hong Kong to appeal mask ban
- Beijing’s ill-timed rebuke of the High Court ruling raised fears about Hong Kong’s judicial independence
- But any intervention would carry huge political risks for Beijing, given Taiwan’s upcoming election and US trade talks
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.