William Wan


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Activists hope the lawsuit will sway others in China where gay people face cultural stigma.

  • Jul 31, 2014

A trial is announced amid new, conflicting accounts of violence in the restive Xinjiang region in the west.

  • Jul 30, 2014

We talked to political analysts both within and outside China.

  • Jul 29, 2014

The most powerful man to be investigated as part of President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign.

  • Jul 29, 2014

Frustration over the backlog that started two weeks ago has prompted violence at some airports.

  • Jul 29, 2014

If prosecuted, Zhou Yongkang would be the highest-ranking party leader to be taken down in decades.

  • Jul 29, 2014

China’s latest food scandal, involving a Shanghai meat supplier, has forced McDonald’s to take items off the menu in many of its restaurants across the country.

  • Jul 28, 2014

A study shows state media are promoting the president with an intensity unseen since the Mao era.

  • Jul 25, 2014

Chinese spy ship lurks on edges after Beijing got invited to join RIMPAC exercises.

  • Jul 21, 2014

Chinese lunar rover Jade Rabbit is operating, despite its famous last words

  • Jul 21, 2014

Inside the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.

  • Jul 3, 2014

Xi’s anti-corruption campaign has gone farther than any in the country’s modern history.

  • Jul 2, 2014

Tens of thousands protest for the ability to choose a leader other than Beijing’s vetted candidates.

  • Jul 2, 2014

The country’s state-run news agency said the two U.S. visitors were “perpetrating hostile acts.”

  • Jun 30, 2014

President Xi uses the celebration of a 1954 treaty to defend the nation’s policies and counter criticism abroad.

  • Jun 28, 2014

China’s most famous artist continues his work and his dissidence, even as he feels himself slowing.

  • Jun 21, 2014

Loaded with meaning.

  • Jun 16, 2014

Police fill the streets, dissidents are detained and public acknowledgment of the brutal crackdown is silenced.

  • Jun 4, 2014

“For an artist, to draw what someone else tells you, the same thing over and over, it was like hell.”

  • Jun 2, 2014

Twenty-five years later, artists debate whether they must confront political abuses.

  • May 31, 2014
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About William
William Wan is the Post's China correspondent, based in Beijing. He previously served as the paper's diplomatic correspondent for U.S. foreign policy and religion reporter. He was part of the Post’s 2010 Pulitzer finalist team that covered the Fort Hood shootings and has won several national awards for his coverage of China and religion. He has worked as a metro reporter for Los Angeles Times, a rewrite man for The Baltimore Sun and a staff writer for The Washington Post since 2005.