China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei
Amid China’s coronavirus success, low marks for local ‘social credit’ apps
- Mainland Chinese have made great sacrifices of their personal freedom and rights for the sake of the common good
- But some are pushing back as local officials, buoyed by China’s Covid-19 success, seek to expand the use of health apps to incorporate social credit points
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.