China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei
As China goes cashless, it’s the elderly who pay the price
- Virtual wallets and online shopping have become so commonplace in China that few consumers bother to carry cash or credit cards any more
- Older people have struggled to adapt to this new reality, however, with the government intervening to ensure they can still access essential services
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.