China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei
In Hong Kong, can you be a patriot and criticise the Communist Party? Definitely
- Beijing’s moves to tighten its grip on the city have raised concerns over the rights and freedoms of the city’s 7.5 million residents, as promised by Deng Xiaoping
- But as long as Hongkongers don’t cross certain red lines, they should be allowed to express their diverse opinions without fear of being labelled as unpatriotic or even worse
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.