Guo Rui

Guangzhou

Guo Rui

Reporter, China

Guo Rui is a China reporter covering elite politics, domestic policies, environmental protection, civil society, and social movement. She is also a documentary filmmaker, recording modern Chinese history and social issues through film. She graduated from Nankai University with a master degree in Modern Chinese History.

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Xi Jinping calls on Shenzhen to create ‘another miracle’ in next stage of reform

Chinese president tasks city with becoming world-class innovation powerhouse and says it will be given more autonomy to make reforms.

15 Oct 2020 - 1:05AM

Chinese president tasks city with becoming world-class innovation powerhouse and says it will be given more autonomy to make reforms.

Xi Jinping calls on Shenzhen to create ‘another miracle’ in next stage of reform
China unveils plan to turn Shenzhen into ‘core engine’ of reform

Blueprint gives the city more autonomy in areas like land use, technology and innovation, and the big data economy.

13 Oct 2020 - 6:49PM

Blueprint gives the city more autonomy in areas like land use, technology and innovation, and the big data economy.

China unveils plan to turn Shenzhen into ‘core engine’ of reform
Missing Chinese citizen journalist Chen Qiushi with parents under close watch

Seven months after Chen disappeared covering the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, sources say he is in eastern China under official surveillance.

24 Sep 2020 - 9:01AM

Seven months after Chen disappeared covering the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, sources say he is in eastern China under official surveillance.

Missing Chinese citizen journalist Chen Qiushi with parents under close watch
China detains publisher who voiced support for Communist Party critic Xu Zhangrun

Geng Xiaonan and her husband Qin Zhen, who run Ruiya Books, are being held in Beijing, accused of operating an ‘illicit business’, their lawyer says.

11 Sep 2020 - 2:08AM

Geng Xiaonan and her husband Qin Zhen, who run Ruiya Books, are being held in Beijing, accused of operating an ‘illicit business’, their lawyer says.

China detains publisher who voiced support for Communist Party critic Xu Zhangrun
Lawyer for one of 12 Hongkongers arrested at sea says mainland China prosecutors refused to handle his complaint over client access

Two attempts to visit detained client in Shenzhen denied, before authorities dismiss complaint, lawyer Lu Siwei says. The 12 detained Hongkongers were reportedly trying to flee to Taiwan when arrested by mainland China’s coastguard.

10 Sep 2020 - 10:38PM

Two attempts to visit detained client in Shenzhen denied, before authorities dismiss complaint, lawyer Lu Siwei says. The 12 detained Hongkongers were reportedly trying to flee to Taiwan when arrested by mainland China’s coastguard.

Lawyer for one of 12 Hongkongers arrested at sea says mainland China prosecutors refused to handle his complaint over client access
Tycoon who criticised China’s ‘emperor’ and ‘clown’ faces corruption trial

Lawyers ‘denied access’ to Ren Zhiqiang, who wrote article attacking Communist Party over handling of coronavirus and President Xi Jinping’s expansion of power.

9 Sep 2020 - 10:41PM

Lawyers ‘denied access’ to Ren Zhiqiang, who wrote article attacking Communist Party over handling of coronavirus and President Xi Jinping’s expansion of power.

Tycoon who criticised China’s ‘emperor’ and ‘clown’ faces corruption trial
Lawyers hired by families of Hongkongers arrested at sea say mainland Chinese authorities appointing legal counsel, pressuring them to drop cases

‘The matters these people are involved with are too huge,’ one lawyer says he was told by Henan province officials asking him to drop his client.

10 Sep 2020 - 9:30AM

‘The matters these people are involved with are too huge,’ one lawyer says he was told by Henan province officials asking him to drop his client.

Lawyers hired by families of Hongkongers arrested at sea say mainland Chinese authorities appointing legal counsel, pressuring them to drop cases
Xi Jinping hails China’s ‘decisive action’ to contain pandemic at Covid-19 hero ceremony

President uses event to hail China’s success in pandemic fight and economic recovery while virus still rages in other parts of the world.

8 Sep 2020 - 10:43PM

President uses event to hail China’s success in pandemic fight and economic recovery while virus still rages in other parts of the world.

Xi Jinping hails China’s ‘decisive action’ to contain pandemic at Covid-19 hero ceremony
Chinese drug firm Sinovac says thousands of employees and their families have been given its Covid-19 vaccine

Company says almost all those offered its CoronaVac under the country’s emergency use scheme agreed to receive the injections.

7 Sep 2020 - 5:10PM

Company says almost all those offered its CoronaVac under the country’s emergency use scheme agreed to receive the injections.

Chinese drug firm Sinovac says thousands of employees and their families have been given its Covid-19 vaccine
China to make up to 50 million flu vaccine doses available amid Covid-19 pandemic, official says

People are worried about double threat of coronavirus and influenza in coming months, but production constraints may mean drug makers cannot meet demand, says deputy director of agency in charge of vaccines.

5 Sep 2020 - 5:58AM

People are worried about double threat of coronavirus and influenza in coming months, but production constraints may mean drug makers cannot meet demand, says deputy director of agency in charge of vaccines.

China to make up to 50 million flu vaccine doses available amid Covid-19 pandemic, official says
China’s digital powerhouse Shenzhen stands at a crossroads, 40 years after its transformation

Four decades after Deng Xiaoping gave his blessing to its development, some of the city’s modern challenges are familiar.

2 Sep 2020 - 7:19AM

Four decades after Deng Xiaoping gave his blessing to its development, some of the city’s modern challenges are familiar.

China’s digital powerhouse Shenzhen stands at a crossroads, 40 years after its transformation
Chinese prosecutor fired for ‘asking alleged loan shark’s family for bribe’

Official has been placed under investigation after court was played recording of alleged US$44,000 shake-down.

1 Sep 2020 - 4:35AM

Official has been placed under investigation after court was played recording of alleged US$44,000 shake-down.

Chinese prosecutor fired for ‘asking alleged loan shark’s family for bribe’
Period poverty in China and how one group of girls aims to end it – a school at a time

A 17-year-old high school student and her friends in Chengdu are raising money to ensure that hundreds of girls in an impoverished community have access to sanitary products.

30 Aug 2020 - 9:14PM

A 17-year-old high school student and her friends in Chengdu are raising money to ensure that hundreds of girls in an impoverished community have access to sanitary products.

Period poverty in China and how one group of girls aims to end it – a school at a time
Hi-tech hub Shenzhen faces headwinds as it pushes ahead with innovation ambitions

A lack of public services and a challenging business environment are undermining its goals, analyst says.

27 Aug 2020 - 2:56AM

A lack of public services and a challenging business environment are undermining its goals, analyst says.

Hi-tech hub Shenzhen faces headwinds as it pushes ahead with innovation ambitions
‘A darkness worse than the virus’: why a Chinese former prosecutor chose to harbour a dissident

Yang Bin has paid a heavy price for her action but says losing her professional licence is nothing compared to the difficulties of others.

22 Aug 2020 - 9:55PM

Yang Bin has paid a heavy price for her action but says losing her professional licence is nothing compared to the difficulties of others.

‘A darkness worse than the virus’: why a Chinese former prosecutor chose to harbour a dissident
Chinese Communist Party critic Xu Zhangrun offered Harvard University research post

Fairbank Centre invites former Tsinghua professor to take up one-year appointment in the US but Xu unable to leave the country.

21 Aug 2020 - 9:19PM

Fairbank Centre invites former Tsinghua professor to take up one-year appointment in the US but Xu unable to leave the country.

Chinese Communist Party critic Xu Zhangrun offered Harvard University research post
Coronavirus: Chinese volunteers willing to take a chance on vaccines outside trials

Media reports say that frequent business travellers are among those receiving the shots.

15 Aug 2020 - 11:23PM

Media reports say that frequent business travellers are among those receiving the shots.

Coronavirus: Chinese volunteers willing to take a chance on vaccines outside trials
Coronavirus: ‘don’t fall for Chinese social media scams’ for US$71 ‘vaccine’

Advertisements claim their products protect against pandemic virus but vaccine firms cited say their genuine products are still in the clinical trial stage.

14 Aug 2020 - 11:08PM

Advertisements claim their products protect against pandemic virus but vaccine firms cited say their genuine products are still in the clinical trial stage.

Coronavirus: ‘don’t fall for Chinese social media scams’ for US$71 ‘vaccine’
Family of Chinese man cleared of murder exhausted by media glare and accusations

Former wife appeals for privacy and says nothing can compensate them for their lost years.

10 Aug 2020 - 11:38PM

Former wife appeals for privacy and says nothing can compensate them for their lost years.

Family of Chinese man cleared of murder exhausted by media glare and accusations
Beijing homeowners left with nothing but questions after rural villas demolished

Development of 170 ‘illegally built’ properties in area 50km north of capital razed to the ground by ‘thugs’, former resident says.

11 Aug 2020 - 5:20PM

Development of 170 ‘illegally built’ properties in area 50km north of capital razed to the ground by ‘thugs’, former resident says.

Beijing homeowners left with nothing but questions after rural villas demolished
China’s US$68 billion Greater Bay Area rail plan for faster, easier city links

Transport programme is intended to cover all cities in the area above county level with 5,700km of railway by 2035.

5 Aug 2020 - 10:00AM

Transport programme is intended to cover all cities in the area above county level with 5,700km of railway by 2035.

China’s US$68 billion Greater Bay Area rail plan for faster, easier city links
Coronavirus: China’s ‘Sars hero’ Zhong Nanshan in line for country’s top honour over role in Covid-19 fight

The respiratory expert is only name put forward for the Medal of the Republic this year, while three others who helped fight Covid-19 will have also had their contributions recognised.

3 Aug 2020 - 10:57PM

The respiratory expert is only name put forward for the Medal of the Republic this year, while three others who helped fight Covid-19 will have also had their contributions recognised.

Coronavirus: China’s ‘Sars hero’ Zhong Nanshan in line for country’s top honour over role in Covid-19 fight
Chinese law professor hires legal team and human rights advocate to fight charge of soliciting prostitution

Lawyer for liberal scholar and essayist Xu Zhangrun says police have not handed over evidence or records.

29 Jul 2020 - 11:35PM

Lawyer for liberal scholar and essayist Xu Zhangrun says police have not handed over evidence or records.

Chinese law professor hires legal team and human rights advocate to fight charge of soliciting prostitution
US Chengdu consulate races to meet Monday closure deadline as Chinese social media users target diplomat’s wife

Crowds continued to gather outside the diplomatic compound on Sunday as staff scrambled to wind up their operations.

27 Jul 2020 - 7:03AM

Crowds continued to gather outside the diplomatic compound on Sunday as staff scrambled to wind up their operations.

US Chengdu consulate races to meet Monday closure deadline as Chinese social media users target diplomat’s wife
Tycoon Ren Zhiqiang who criticised Chinese leadership facing prosecution

Influential business chief was nicknamed ‘Ren the big cannon’ for outspoken attacks on the Communist Party and handling of coronavirus outbreak.

24 Jul 2020 - 11:20PM

Influential business chief was nicknamed ‘Ren the big cannon’ for outspoken attacks on the Communist Party and handling of coronavirus outbreak.

Tycoon Ren Zhiqiang who criticised Chinese leadership facing prosecution
China’s cinemas reopen as Covid-19 rules are eased – but distancing applies and popcorn is banned

Tourist resorts, libraries and museums are also allowed to reopen, while sports events could resume as emergency response level is lowered.

20 Jul 2020 - 11:09PM

Tourist resorts, libraries and museums are also allowed to reopen, while sports events could resume as emergency response level is lowered.

China’s cinemas reopen as Covid-19 rules are eased – but distancing applies and popcorn is banned
Chinese professor known for challenging the party leadership sacked by university

Xu Zhangrun was formally notified of his dismissal by Tsinghua University, which said he had violated rules banning academics from undermining the Communist Party.

18 Jul 2020 - 10:56PM

Xu Zhangrun was formally notified of his dismissal by Tsinghua University, which said he had violated rules banning academics from undermining the Communist Party.

Chinese professor known for challenging the party leadership sacked by university
China leadership critic Xu Zhangrun sacked one day after release, friends say

Tsinghua University is understood to have dismissed the outspoken academic who was released on Sunday.

14 Jul 2020 - 11:18PM

Tsinghua University is understood to have dismissed the outspoken academic who was released on Sunday.

China leadership critic Xu Zhangrun sacked one day after release, friends say
Chinese Communist Party critic Xu Zhangrun released after week in detention, sources say

Tsinghua University professor returned to his Beijing home on Sunday morning and is now resting, friend says.

12 Jul 2020 - 11:02PM

Tsinghua University professor returned to his Beijing home on Sunday morning and is now resting, friend says.

Chinese Communist Party critic Xu Zhangrun released after week in detention, sources say
Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang petitions to overturn subversion verdict

Wang says he has no confidence that the justice system will listen to his plea but ‘the law is the law’.

11 Jul 2020 - 1:40AM

Wang says he has no confidence that the justice system will listen to his plea but ‘the law is the law’.

Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang petitions to overturn subversion verdict