William Wan


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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

The gas deal is a boost to energy-hungry China and diplomatically embattled Russia.

  • May 21, 2014

“The precedent crosses into other arenas too,” says one expert.

  • May 20, 2014

China summons the U.S. ambassador for a rebuke, and the Defense Ministry blasts the charges.

  • May 20, 2014

The Chinese Foreign Ministry calls the allegations “absurd” and suspends a Sino-U.S. working group.

  • May 19, 2014

The indictment follows vows to hold other nations accountable for theft of U.S. companies’ intellectual property.

  • May 19, 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.