China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei
Small steps by Xi and Biden could lead to big changes in US-China ties
- With the new president’s cabinet picks having used tough rhetoric on China, and Beijing believing the US is in decline, neither side wants to make first move
- The way back for Washington and Beijing lies in starting small, reversing tit-for-tat journalist expulsions and consulate closures, and talking about trade
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.