William Wan



The action clears the way for a trial that highlights the anti-corruption drive by President Xi Jinping.

  • Dec 5, 2014

Ex-cops alleging wrongdoing by local leaders drank poison in front of China’s presidential compound.

  • Dec 5, 2014

We had met on the outskirts of Beijing — far away from prying eyes. Or so we thought.

  • Dec 3, 2014

Ma Ying-jeou’s resignation from the party post comes in the wake of the Kuomintang’s heavy election losses.

  • Dec 2, 2014

For nearly 10 years, former police officer Tian Lan has been trapped in the maw of China’s petition system, the appeal of last resort for citizens desperate to right a government-inflicted wrong.

  • Dec 1, 2014

The ruling may set the stage for authorities to clear at least part of the main encampment.

  • Dec 1, 2014

The chilling move has sparked belief that Chinese authorities have assembled a blacklist.

  • Nov 24, 2014

Authorities prosecuted a prominent journalist and denied the appeal of a Uighur professor.

  • Nov 21, 2014

After government building is stormed, occupiers wonder whether the rules of civility at all times still hold.

  • Nov 18, 2014

Authorities obtained a court order, and workers began removing barricades at one downtown site.

  • Nov 18, 2014
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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.
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