Wang Xiangwei
Wang Xiangwei

SCMP Columnist

China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei

China shouldn’t cancel Piano Prince Li Yundi over one night with a sex worker. Look at Hugh Grant

  • The pianist’s behaviour is inexcusable, but his ostracisation is overkill and refusing to forgive him risks wasting his talent when he still has much to give
  • The vitriol he faces says much about the political and social climate in a country where the prevailing nationalistic sentiment tolerates no one whose life is anything less than perfect