Wang Xiangwei
Wang Xiangwei
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China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei

Beijing’s new man in Hong Kong: how the ‘odd choice’ of Luo Huining could signal a change in thinking

  • The former provincial party chief has had little experience dealing with Hong Kong, but a fresh mindset could be just what the central government wanted
  • His appointment also signals Xi Jinping’s thinking in terms of promoting officials based on their records, rather than on age or term limits

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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.