Guo Rui

Guo Rui

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.

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Why wild animals are a key ingredient in China’s coronavirus outbreak

Civets and wolf cubs were just some of the exotic items advertised for sale at the Wuhan market at the epicentre of the infections.

22 Jan 2020 - 11:25PM

Civets and wolf cubs were just some of the exotic items advertised for sale at the Wuhan market at the epicentre of the infections.

Why wild animals are a key ingredient in China’s coronavirus outbreak
China has been transparent about Wuhan outbreak, virus expert Zhong Nanshan says

Zhong, who played pivotal role in Chinese response to Sars crisis, says involvement of Hong Kong infectious disease expert Yuen Kwok-yung shows Beijing has no secrets.

22 Jan 2020 - 4:49PM

Zhong, who played pivotal role in Chinese response to Sars crisis, says involvement of Hong Kong infectious disease expert Yuen Kwok-yung shows Beijing has no secrets.

China has been transparent about Wuhan outbreak, virus expert Zhong Nanshan says
Guangdong bets on infrastructure amid slowing growth and US-China trade war

Export powerhouse faces challenges from slowing growth and the trade war as it tries to keep people in jobs.

16 Jan 2020 - 6:56PM

Export powerhouse faces challenges from slowing growth and the trade war as it tries to keep people in jobs.

Guangdong bets on infrastructure amid slowing growth and US-China trade war
Why China’s Greater Bay Area plan fails to capture the imagination of young Hongkongers

While some recent graduates find Guangdong province to be a land of opportunity, the majority remain suspicious about mainland matters.

15 Jan 2020 - 10:16AM

While some recent graduates find Guangdong province to be a land of opportunity, the majority remain suspicious about mainland matters.

Why China’s Greater Bay Area plan fails to capture the imagination of young Hongkongers
Guangdong legislators meet in shadow of US-China trade war and Hong Kong protests

Challenges such as maintaining economic growth and driving forward plans for the Greater Bay Area likely to be high on the agenda.

14 Jan 2020 - 12:36PM

Challenges such as maintaining economic growth and driving forward plans for the Greater Bay Area likely to be high on the agenda.

Guangdong legislators meet in shadow of US-China trade war and Hong Kong protests
‘Win hearts and minds’ by helping Hong Kong students find jobs in mainland China

Advisers to southern province of Guangdong say employment assistance can go some way to bridging the gap between young people and the mainland.

14 Jan 2020 - 12:06PM

Advisers to southern province of Guangdong say employment assistance can go some way to bridging the gap between young people and the mainland.

‘Win hearts and minds’ by helping Hong Kong students find jobs in mainland China
China’s biggest independent film festival forced to suspend operations indefinitely

Organisers of China Independent Film Festival say it is now ‘impossible’ to maintain the spirit of independence but hope the films they picked will be remembered

11 Jan 2020 - 2:39PM

Organisers of China Independent Film Festival say it is now ‘impossible’ to maintain the spirit of independence but hope the films they picked will be remembered

China’s biggest independent film festival forced to suspend operations indefinitely
Chinese pastor Wang Yi gets nine years in jail for ‘inciting subversion’

Early Rain Covenant Church founder had been detained for 12 months after being picked up during overnight raids.

30 Dec 2019 - 11:39PM

Early Rain Covenant Church founder had been detained for 12 months after being picked up during overnight raids.

Chinese pastor Wang Yi gets nine years in jail for ‘inciting subversion’
Two years on, woman who set off #MeToo in China still looking for ‘breakthrough’

Luo Xixi inspired others to speak out about sexual harassment and their tactics have been informed by her experience and those of other trailblazers.

28 Dec 2019 - 10:56PM

Luo Xixi inspired others to speak out about sexual harassment and their tactics have been informed by her experience and those of other trailblazers.

Two years on, woman who set off #MeToo in China still looking for ‘breakthrough’
‘Some people in Hong Kong may not like mainlanders’: how six months of protest hit China’s cross-border travellers

Regular visitors from the mainland China side of the border say the unrest has disrupted everything from shopping trips to schooling plans.

17 Dec 2019 - 4:58AM

Regular visitors from the mainland China side of the border say the unrest has disrupted everything from shopping trips to schooling plans.

‘Some people in Hong Kong may not like mainlanders’: how six months of protest hit China’s cross-border travellers
Beijing’s signal to Hong Kong: learn from Macau, and it starts with having ‘patriots’ in charge

Hong Kong must have right leaders and introduce national security law, analysts say.

4 Dec 2019 - 7:28AM

Hong Kong must have right leaders and introduce national security law, analysts say.

Beijing’s signal to Hong Kong: learn from Macau, and it starts with having ‘patriots’ in charge
Support for Hong Kong protests in China has consequences for some mainlanders

Huang and other mainland supporters of Hong Kong’s protest movement are finding there is a heavy price to pay for speaking out.

1 Dec 2019 - 12:29PM

Huang and other mainland supporters of Hong Kong’s protest movement are finding there is a heavy price to pay for speaking out.

Support for Hong Kong protests in China has consequences for some mainlanders
Protesters and police clash in southern China over plans for crematorium

About 50 people were detained over two days, and elderly and children among the wounded, residents say.

1 Dec 2019 - 5:01PM

About 50 people were detained over two days, and elderly and children among the wounded, residents say.

Protesters and police clash in southern China over plans for crematorium
New Chinese cybersecurity rules could delay release of threat alerts to business and public, tech specialists warn

Draft guidelines state that police and regulators must be notified before any information about cybersecurity dangers is made public.

21 Nov 2019 - 9:12PM

Draft guidelines state that police and regulators must be notified before any information about cybersecurity dangers is made public.

New Chinese cybersecurity rules could delay release of threat alerts to business and public, tech specialists warn
China updates patriotic education push to forge stronger national identity – including in Hong Kong

Sweeping guidelines define patriotism as love of motherland, socialism and Communist Party.

14 Nov 2019 - 12:21PM

Sweeping guidelines define patriotism as love of motherland, socialism and Communist Party.

China updates patriotic education push to forge stronger national identity – including in Hong Kong
Why there is only a remote chance of a repeat of China’s Tiananmen protests

Beijing exerts a tight grip over society through police, jailing of pro-democracy advocates and controls on community groups, but the country might not be as stable as the authorities claim, a former student leader says.

2 Jun 2019 - 10:27PM

Beijing exerts a tight grip over society through police, jailing of pro-democracy advocates and controls on community groups, but the country might not be as stable as the authorities claim, a former student leader says.

Why there is only a remote chance of a repeat of China’s Tiananmen protests
The high price of denial: the cost to China of sweeping the Tiananmen crackdown under the carpet

For 30 years the Communist Party has refused to revisit June 4, doubling down against calls to check its power. But its long-term authoritarian survival strategy raises big risks of its own.

3 Jun 2019 - 6:31PM

For 30 years the Communist Party has refused to revisit June 4, doubling down against calls to check its power. But its long-term authoritarian survival strategy raises big risks of its own.

The high price of denial: the cost to China of sweeping the Tiananmen crackdown under the carpet
Three more people detained as China continues to crack down on labour groups

Police in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen raid organisations that provide training and advisory services to migrant workers.

15 May 2019 - 2:11PM

Police in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen raid organisations that provide training and advisory services to migrant workers.

Three more people detained as China continues to crack down on labour groups
Chinese media told to toe party line on trade war coverage, insiders say

Companies allowed to publish only comments made by commerce and foreign ministry spokespeople, news editor says.

11 May 2019 - 8:00AM

Companies allowed to publish only comments made by commerce and foreign ministry spokespeople, news editor says.

Chinese media told to toe party line on trade war coverage, insiders say
Widow of Mao Zedong’s secretary Li Rui sues in Chinese court to demand return of diaries from Stanford University

Political veteran’s daughter, Li Nanyang, says her stepmother has filed a lawsuit in Beijing asking Hoover Institution to hand valuable historical trove over to her.

25 Apr 2019 - 2:02PM

Political veteran’s daughter, Li Nanyang, says her stepmother has filed a lawsuit in Beijing asking Hoover Institution to hand valuable historical trove over to her.

Widow of Mao Zedong’s secretary Li Rui sues in Chinese court to demand return of diaries from Stanford University
Communist Party reformer Hu Yaobang remembered in low-key ceremony

No official events held to mark 30th anniversary of his death, which sparked the 1989 pro-democracy movement and subsequent military crackdown.

16 Apr 2019 - 2:34PM

No official events held to mark 30th anniversary of his death, which sparked the 1989 pro-democracy movement and subsequent military crackdown.

Communist Party reformer Hu Yaobang remembered in low-key ceremony
China’s war on organised crime, corrupt officials sees 79,000 people detained

Nationwide effort seeks to round up gang bosses and the ‘protective umbrellas’ who allow them to act with impunity.

14 Apr 2019 - 10:33PM

Nationwide effort seeks to round up gang bosses and the ‘protective umbrellas’ who allow them to act with impunity.

China’s war on organised crime, corrupt officials sees 79,000 people detained
Kim Jong-un ‘was shocked’ by new US list of undisclosed nuclear facilities at Hanoi summit

North Korean affairs expert Zhang Liangui tells forum the talks broke down because Washington changed its negotiating position at the last minute.

26 Mar 2019 - 11:29AM

North Korean affairs expert Zhang Liangui tells forum the talks broke down because Washington changed its negotiating position at the last minute.

Kim Jong-un ‘was shocked’ by new US list of undisclosed nuclear facilities at Hanoi summit
China seeks to avoid fate of Japan in US trade war deal as heavyweight economists gather in Beijing

Mainland economists seek advice from Japanese scholars over trade war experiences after their economic stagnation of the 1990s.

20 Mar 2019 - 11:28PM

Mainland economists seek advice from Japanese scholars over trade war experiences after their economic stagnation of the 1990s.

China seeks to avoid fate of Japan in US trade war deal as heavyweight economists gather in Beijing
Trade war with the United States takes air out of Chinese art market bubble in the short term, say artists

But fleeing speculators could leave room for other buyers to collect at affordable prices, insiders say.

14 Mar 2019 - 2:25AM

But fleeing speculators could leave room for other buyers to collect at affordable prices, insiders say.

Trade war with the United States takes air out of Chinese art market bubble in the short term, say artists
China still facing an uphill struggle in fight against pollution, warns environment minister

Li Ganjie says that while the situation is improving, the hardest part of the challenge still has to be tackled.

12 Mar 2019 - 9:55AM

Li Ganjie says that while the situation is improving, the hardest part of the challenge still has to be tackled.

China still facing an uphill struggle in fight against pollution, warns environment minister
Nightmare in northeast China: why investors still tread warily in the country’s rust belt

One businessman’s long and costly legal battle with the city authorities who once wooed him highlights the perils of doing business in this part of China.

11 Mar 2019 - 6:01PM

One businessman’s long and costly legal battle with the city authorities who once wooed him highlights the perils of doing business in this part of China.

Nightmare in northeast China: why investors still tread warily in the country’s rust belt
United States broke WTO rules in tackling Huawei, top Chinese official says

Spokesman for China’s legislature accuses Washington of disrupting market competition with political interference in the telecom giant’s economic activity.

5 Mar 2019 - 2:52AM

Spokesman for China’s legislature accuses Washington of disrupting market competition with political interference in the telecom giant’s economic activity.

United States broke WTO rules in tackling Huawei, top Chinese official says
‘Cooperation the best way forward’ as China and US work to end trade war, Chinese official says

Chinese political advisory body spokesman Guo Weimin says a deal between Beijing and Washington would be ‘good news for the world economy’.

2 Mar 2019 - 11:17PM

Chinese political advisory body spokesman Guo Weimin says a deal between Beijing and Washington would be ‘good news for the world economy’.

‘Cooperation the best way forward’ as China and US work to end trade war, Chinese official says
Could this be the end for China’s notorious household registration system?

Senior public security official flags plan to register people and provide services to them where they live – and not where they are born. But barriers remain to change.

26 Feb 2019 - 7:00PM

Senior public security official flags plan to register people and provide services to them where they live – and not where they are born. But barriers remain to change.

Could this be the end for China’s notorious household registration system?