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Wu Ziru

June 2016 Issue | by Wu Ziru, Du Guodong | School Districts


Parents in the Chinese capital rush to buy expensive homes in top school districts regardless of their quality, or even the guarantee of placement in a decent school

May 2016 Issue | by Wu Ziru | AIDS Project

The Pwer of Prevention

One social organization is working to empower Chinese youth with knowledge and skills to help protect themselves from HIV/AIDS

Stage phot, Coutesy of interviewees

August 2015 Issue | by Wu Ziru, Xie Ying | Roof of the World


Unlike earlier Chinese films about Tibet that were strongly colored by propaganda, Roof of the World is viewed as a pioneering documentary that presents the region through the eyes of its people

Photo by Solange Brand

June 2015 Issue | by Wu Ziru | Cultural Revolution


A collection of amateur photographs taken by a former attaché with the French embassy in Beijing gives a previously unseen view of China’s Cultural Revolution from an outsider’s lens

Photo by CFP

January 2015 Issue | by Wu Ziru | Urban Renewal

An Underground Revolution

Through his experiment to turn a “space” into a “place,” designer Zhou Zishu tries to find a way to bring life and dignity to Beijing’s basement dwellers

Photo by Li Xiaoliang

October 2014 Issue | by Wu Ziru, Yuan Ye | Han Han

Staying Out of Step

One of the most popular and controversial figures in China’s literary and pop culture scene, Han Han recently made his first foray into China’s mainstream movie industry. Will he be a force to be reckoned with?

June 2014 Issue | by Wu Ziru, Yuan Ye | Artistic Design


Establishing and managing their own brand, an artist couple demonstrate the potential of combining contemporary artistic works with commercial products

Photo by Wang Shuzhou

August 2013 Issue | by Wu Ziru | Cultural Revolution

Staged Struggles, Posed Politics

Can an exhibition of propaganda photos from the Cultural Revolution teach younger generations anything about the reality of the Ten Disastrous Years?

Photo by Feng Weizhu/CFP

January 2013 Issue | by Nan Mo, Wu Ziru, Yuan Ye | Yang Liping

Spreading her Wings

Yang Liping became a smash-hit for her delicate and agile performances imitating the movements of a peacock. With her dance drama The Peacock about to end its run, there are signs that this icon of the performing arts is keen to break free of the confines of the stage

December 2012 Issue | by Wu Ziru | Double Xposure

Delusion or Reality?

Movie director Li Yu, in her new work Double Xposure, has attempted to use the theme of paranoid delusion as a vehicle for her social message, allowing her to escape major censorship for the first time in her career.

September 2012 Issue | by Wu Ziru, Xie Ying | Job-Hunting Program

Ridiculed for Ratings

Only You, a Chinese reality TV show where contestants compete for jobs, has touched a nerve with its harsh treatment of contestants. But while critics debate the show’s creative interpretation of the real-life job market, ratings continue to soar


July 2012 Issue | by Wu Ziru | Forbidden City

Under New Management

NewsChina talks to Shan Jixiang, recently-appointed head curator of the Forbidden City’s Palace Museum, about the institution’s attempts to clean up its tarnished image after a scandal-ridden 2011

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