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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Mother detained in China after pleas to probe death of vaccinated daughter

Jiang Yanhong’s 12-year-old child fell ill two days after getting her first dose of a coronavirus vaccine.

Jiang Yanhong’s 12-year-old child fell ill two days after getting her first dose of a coronavirus vaccine.

Mother detained in China after pleas to probe death of vaccinated daughter
20 Oct 2021 - 10:00AM
‘Script-killing’ craze: the murder role-playing game young people in China are flocking to as escape from everyday life

A new form of role-playing where people are assigned a character from a script then work together to uncover the story’s plot and the final ending has taken off among China’s youth.

A new form of role-playing where people are assigned a character from a script then work together to uncover the story’s plot and the final ending has taken off among China’s youth.

‘Script-killing’ craze: the murder role-playing game young people in China are flocking to as escape from everyday life
13 Oct 2021 - 10:45AM
Fears in China for missing #MeToo activist and labour rights campaigner

Friends have not been able to contact Sophia Huang and Wang Jianbing since Sunday, when they were planning to leave Guangzhou for Shenzhen.

Friends have not been able to contact Sophia Huang and Wang Jianbing since Sunday, when they were planning to leave Guangzhou for Shenzhen.

Fears in China for missing #MeToo activist and labour rights campaigner
22 Sep 2021 - 9:42AM
Chinese court rejects former intern’s landmark #MeToo claim against TV host

Plaintiff Zhou Xiaoxuan says she will appeal against court’s decision to reject her claim of sexual harassment on lack of evidence.

Plaintiff Zhou Xiaoxuan says she will appeal against court’s decision to reject her claim of sexual harassment on lack of evidence.

Chinese court rejects former intern’s landmark #MeToo claim against TV host
15 Sep 2021 - 7:07PM
Chinese police arrest suspect in fatal shooting at law firm

Victim reportedly part of legal team that applied to seize suspect’s assets in case last year.

Victim reportedly part of legal team that applied to seize suspect’s assets in case last year.

Chinese police arrest suspect in fatal shooting at law firm
13 Sep 2021 - 9:52PM
Chinese star calls time on Swiss watch brand after CEO says Taiwan is a ‘country’

Actor-singer Lu Han and team had wanted the luxury brand to apologise on global platforms in Chinese and English.

Actor-singer Lu Han and team had wanted the luxury brand to apologise on global platforms in Chinese and English.

Chinese star calls time on Swiss watch brand after CEO says Taiwan is a ‘country’
6 Sep 2021 - 10:21PM
Corruption in China: ex-judges and prosecutors caught breaking rules on conflicts of interest

The latest phase of a crackdown targeting the judicial system found around a third of those who returned to practise law were exploiting their connections.

The latest phase of a crackdown targeting the judicial system found around a third of those who returned to practise law were exploiting their connections.

Corruption in China: ex-judges and prosecutors caught breaking rules on conflicts of interest
5 Sep 2021 - 9:55PM
Viral blogger hailed China’s ‘profound revolution’, but the state may disagree

Nationalistic editor now slams argument as ‘exaggerated’ but searches for his post are restricted, interpreted as an official move to tamp down the debate.

Nationalistic editor now slams argument as ‘exaggerated’ but searches for his post are restricted, interpreted as an official move to tamp down the debate.

Viral blogger hailed China’s ‘profound revolution’, but the state may disagree
4 Sep 2021 - 4:58AM
Crazy English founder Li Yang accused of domestic abuse against his daughter by his former wife Kim Lee

The founder of an unorthodox language programme who abused his former wife in what became a landmark case a decade ago, has been again accused of domestic violence involving his daughter.

The founder of an unorthodox language programme who abused his former wife in what became a landmark case a decade ago, has been again accused of domestic violence involving his daughter.

Crazy English founder Li Yang accused of domestic abuse against his daughter by his former wife Kim Lee
30 Aug 2021 - 5:38PM
Explainer | ‘Picking quarrels and provoking trouble’: how China’s catch-all crime muzzles dissent

Critics say the crime – which has been levelled against journalists, activists and lawyers as well as ordinary citizens – is vague and kills free speech.

Critics say the crime – which has been levelled against journalists, activists and lawyers as well as ordinary citizens – is vague and kills free speech.

‘Picking quarrels and provoking trouble’: how China’s catch-all crime muzzles dissent
25 Aug 2021 - 9:30AM
‘China’s Dr Fauci’, Zhang Wenhong, cleared of thesis plagiarism accusations

Shanghai’s Fudan University says an investigation found no evidence of academic misconduct.

Shanghai’s Fudan University says an investigation found no evidence of academic misconduct.

‘China’s Dr Fauci’, Zhang Wenhong, cleared of thesis plagiarism accusations
24 Aug 2021 - 2:12AM
University to review plagiarism claims against ‘China’s Dr Fauci’ Zhang Wenhong

Critics say a review section in Zhang’s doctoral thesis is very similar to that in another paper but a supporter says the accusers are deliberately confusing the issue.

Critics say a review section in Zhang’s doctoral thesis is very similar to that in another paper but a supporter says the accusers are deliberately confusing the issue.

University to review plagiarism claims against ‘China’s Dr Fauci’  Zhang Wenhong
15 Aug 2021 - 11:00PM
Two Chinese activists sentenced to 15 months’ jail for archiving censored internet material

Chen Mei and Cai Wei were found guilty of ‘picking quarrels and provoking trouble’ after archiving and publishing material early in the pandemic.

Chen Mei and Cai Wei were found guilty of ‘picking quarrels and provoking trouble’ after archiving and publishing material early in the pandemic.

Two Chinese activists sentenced to 15 months’ jail for archiving censored internet material
25 Aug 2021 - 2:02PM
Coronavirus: China tests tens of millions as second wave of virus hits 17 provinces

Rescue under way in eastern archipelago after social media cry for help from sailor reporting 13 crewmates ill but refused permission to dock.

Rescue under way in eastern archipelago after social media cry for help from sailor reporting 13 crewmates ill but refused permission to dock.

Coronavirus: China tests tens of millions as second wave of virus hits 17 provinces
9 Aug 2021 - 11:03PM
Fallen idols: Kris Wu and China’s crackdown on zealous fans

Chinese authorities have spent the last two months trying to rein in hugely influential fan clubs and social media platforms.

Chinese authorities have spent the last two months trying to rein in hugely influential fan clubs and social media platforms.

Fallen idols: Kris Wu and China’s crackdown on zealous fans
9 Aug 2021 - 12:48PM
‘We had no choice’: China’s one-child policy and the millions of ‘missing girls’

Family planning rules have now been relaxed, but the country is facing a massive gender imbalance.

Family planning rules have now been relaxed, but the country is facing a massive gender imbalance.

‘We had no choice’: China’s one-child policy and the millions of ‘missing girls’
8 Aug 2021 - 3:37PM
China’s ‘MIT of Greater Bay Area’ is a bid to turn southern region into innovation powerhouse

A new university is planned to open in Dongguan in 2023, and offer a focus on science and technology to enhance the area as an economic and business hub.

A new university is planned to open in Dongguan in 2023, and offer a focus on science and technology to enhance the area as an economic and business hub.

China’s ‘MIT of Greater Bay Area’ is a bid to turn southern region into innovation powerhouse
1 Aug 2021 - 9:00AM
Outspoken Chinese tycoon Sun Dawu jailed for 18 years

The sentence handed down to the agriculture boss and his employees and family members is likely to heighten concerns among the private sector.

The sentence handed down to the agriculture boss and his employees and family members is likely to heighten concerns among the private sector.

Outspoken Chinese tycoon Sun Dawu jailed for 18 years
3 Aug 2021 - 9:36PM
China floods: ‘Digital dark age’ after disaster wreaks havoc on internet and electricity

Massive flooding in Henan province caused the electricity and internet to go out, causing havoc for residents in the provincial capital Zhengzhou.

Massive flooding in Henan province caused the electricity and internet to go out, causing havoc for residents in the provincial capital Zhengzhou.

China floods: ‘Digital dark age’ after disaster wreaks havoc on internet and electricity
5 Aug 2021 - 9:04AM
In China, Zhengzhou mops up but other cities prepare for In-fa flood havoc to come

Typhoon In-fa expected to batter Taiwan and coastal mainland Chinese provinces in next few days.

Typhoon In-fa expected to batter Taiwan and coastal mainland Chinese provinces in next few days.

In China, Zhengzhou mops up but other cities prepare for In-fa flood havoc to come
3 Aug 2021 - 8:51AM
‘The whole town was submerged’: central China prepares for more flooding

As provincial capital Zhengzhou starts to clean up, rescue efforts continue elsewhere. Some places are being told to evacuate, others are sandbagging, while NGOs send supplies.

As provincial capital Zhengzhou starts to clean up, rescue efforts continue elsewhere. Some places are being told to evacuate, others are sandbagging, while NGOs send supplies.

‘The whole town was submerged’: central China prepares for more flooding
23 Jul 2021 - 5:15PM
China floods: Zhengzhou downgrades emergency response, but heavy rain continues to fall in other parts of Henan

While the provincial capital continued cleaning up, other major cities in the province were facing further heavy downpours.

While the provincial capital continued cleaning up, other major cities in the province were facing further heavy downpours.

China floods: Zhengzhou downgrades emergency response, but heavy rain continues to fall in other parts of Henan
24 Jul 2021 - 1:34AM
China floods: Zhengzhou tries to get back on its feet after heavy rains displace over 1.2 million people

At least 25 people in Henan were killed by the heaviest rain in decades, including passengers trapped in a rail tunnel amid rising waters.

At least 25 people in Henan were killed by the heaviest rain in decades, including passengers trapped in a rail tunnel amid rising waters.

China floods: Zhengzhou tries to get back on its feet after heavy rains displace over 1.2 million people
22 Jul 2021 - 3:10PM
Tycoon Sun Dawu’s lawyers say early testimony gathered by police invalid

Legal team say outspoken billionaire and co-defendants held illegally for months amid psychological torture.

Legal team say outspoken billionaire and co-defendants held illegally for months amid psychological torture.

Tycoon Sun Dawu’s lawyers say early testimony gathered by police invalid
17 Jul 2021 - 7:24AM
Outspoken agricultural tycoon Sun Dawu stands trial in China

Case is being heard in closed-door court in Hebei province, and legal team has said he could be jailed for up to 25 years if convicted.

Case is being heard in closed-door court in Hebei province, and legal team has said he could be jailed for up to 25 years if convicted.

Outspoken agricultural tycoon Sun Dawu stands trial in China
16 Jul 2021 - 2:45PM
Coronavirus: in China, some places are barring the unvaccinated from entry

Dozens of counties and cities have announced new rules requiring registration and proof of vaccination to go into public venues.

Dozens of counties and cities have announced new rules requiring registration and proof of vaccination to go into public venues.

Coronavirus: in China, some places are barring the unvaccinated from entry
14 Jul 2021 - 3:13PM
China’s hi-tech hub Shenzhen looks at legislation for digital economy, adopts data use law

City’s lawmakers reviewed 18 draft laws and regulations in areas like artificial intelligence, dispute resolution and video surveillance.

City’s lawmakers reviewed 18 draft laws and regulations in areas like artificial intelligence, dispute resolution and video surveillance.

China’s hi-tech hub Shenzhen looks at legislation for digital economy, adopts data use law
10 Jul 2021 - 10:49PM
China’s Communist Party seeks younger members as it looks to the future

More than 80 per cent of those who have joined since January last year are aged 35 or younger.

More than 80 per cent of those who have joined since January last year are aged 35 or younger.

China’s Communist Party seeks younger members as it looks to the future
5 Jul 2021 - 2:56PM
China’s Communist Party goes back to the future in centenary curtain-raiser

Xi Jinping’s leadership highlighted in three-hour show at the ‘Bird’s Nest’ National Stadium.

Xi Jinping’s leadership highlighted in three-hour show at the ‘Bird’s Nest’ National Stadium.

China’s Communist Party goes back to the future in centenary curtain-raiser
30 Jun 2021 - 1:45AM
China opens new gateway to giant panda country as Chengdu’s second airport starts operations

Chengdu Tianfu International Airport has the capacity to handle 60 million passengers a year in the transport and tourism hub.

Chengdu Tianfu International Airport has the capacity to handle 60 million passengers a year in the transport and tourism hub.

China opens new gateway to giant panda country as Chengdu’s second airport starts operations
2 Jul 2021 - 11:18AM