China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei
Communist Party’s embrace risks hobbling China’s private companies
- The party says it is ready to ‘trust’ private companies, prompting hopes that they will finally be treated equally
- But blurring the line between state and private sectors may mean greater controls that could be counterproductive – as TikTok has found out already
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.