Wang Xiangwei
Wang Xiangwei
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei

Hong Kong national security law: all eyes on the US, but Beijing holds all the cards

  • Beijing’s timing shows it is prepared for a backlash and for Hong Kong to lose its shine as a financial centre; better that than let the city slip out of its control
  • However, reports of Hong Kong’s demise are premature. The effect of any US sanctions is likely to be more symbolic than material

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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.