Aw Cheng Wei

China Correspondent

Aw Cheng Wei reports for The Straits Times from Beijing, where he has been based since May 2021. He is interested in watching how China's economy develops, and trends in its financial and technology sectors. His favourite hobby is people-watching, which is why he spends most of his free time in hutong cafes, on WeChat and chasing serial dramas on streaming platforms iQiyi, Youku and Tencent. Before his move to ST's China bureau, he was at the broadsheet's business desk and covered Singapore's growing fintech scene, including the emergence of its first digital-only banks. He has degrees from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and the University of Oxford in Britain.