Wang Xiangwei
Wang Xiangwei
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei

The Hong Kong protests have affected Taiwan’s election – but Beijing won’t back down

  • President Tsai and the DPP have taken advantage of the people’s fears of mainland influence to gain an advantage over the KMT
  • But no matter who comes out on top in the January polls, Beijing is likely to maintain its tough stance on the island

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Wang Xiangwei

Wang Xiangwei

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.