China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei
China’s crackdown on a corrupt judiciary has a long way to run. Zhang Jiahui is Exhibit A
- Case of ‘the richest judge in China’, who was sentenced to 18 years in jail after taking massive bribes, may be shocking but should not be surprising
- Corruption in Chinese courts is systemic. A widespread lack of accountability and transparency means anti-graft investigators face an uphill battle
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.