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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China’s former navy chief Wu Shengli to face audit

Assessment comes as Communist Party anti-corruption watchdog introduces rules for mandatory audits of all serving and retired top brass.

30 Jun 2020 - 11:12AM

Assessment comes as Communist Party anti-corruption watchdog introduces rules for mandatory audits of all serving and retired top brass.

China’s former navy chief Wu Shengli to face audit
Chinese county sealed off after coronavirus spike linked to Beijing market

About 400,000 residents in Hebei province have been placed under severe restrictions reminiscent of earlier lockdowns.

28 Jun 2020 - 10:59PM

About 400,000 residents in Hebei province have been placed under severe restrictions reminiscent of earlier lockdowns.

Chinese county sealed off after coronavirus spike linked to Beijing market
Coronavirus: epidemiologists warn it’s too early to relax amid Beijing outbreak

‘It’s better to keep people on their toes,’ chief scientist at Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention says after colleague says situation is under control.

21 Jun 2020 - 12:29AM

‘It’s better to keep people on their toes,’ chief scientist at Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention says after colleague says situation is under control.

Coronavirus: epidemiologists warn it’s too early to relax amid Beijing outbreak
Chinese human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng sentenced to four years in prison

Yu’s wife Xu Yan says she rejects verdict of trial held in secret in May last year.

17 Jun 2020 - 11:02PM

Yu’s wife Xu Yan says she rejects verdict of trial held in secret in May last year.

Chinese human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng sentenced to four years in prison
Coronavirus: Chinese activists held for posting censored articles to face trial on criminal charges

Chen Mei and Cai Wei have been in detention since April but case is expected to go to court soon.

14 Jun 2020 - 11:34PM

Chen Mei and Cai Wei have been in detention since April but case is expected to go to court soon.

Coronavirus: Chinese activists held for posting censored articles to face trial on criminal charges
US is waging financial war to stop China’s rise, says veteran politician

Former Chongqing mayor Huang Qifan tells students that the seemingly chaotic US approach is in fact highly targeted

12 Jun 2020 - 11:57AM

Former Chongqing mayor Huang Qifan tells students that the seemingly chaotic US approach is in fact highly targeted

US is waging financial war to stop China’s rise, says veteran politician
How can Guangzhou lure Hong Kong universities to set up branches?

Incentives for personnel and student exchanges would be one place to start, says delegate to a municipal advisory body.

9 Jun 2020 - 4:25PM

Incentives for personnel and student exchanges would be one place to start, says delegate to a municipal advisory body.

How can Guangzhou lure Hong Kong universities to set up branches?
Coronavirus: low risk of second wave in China but stay on guard, Zhong Nanshan says

Strict community controls helped to fend off the first wave but the country must not be complacent, top Chinese respiratory disease adviser says.

1 Jun 2020 - 1:45PM

Strict community controls helped to fend off the first wave but the country must not be complacent, top Chinese respiratory disease adviser says.

Coronavirus: low risk of second wave in China but stay on guard, Zhong Nanshan says
Coronavirus origin research hit by political agendas, China’s ‘Sars hero’ says

Respiratory expert Zhong Nanshan says project with US epidemiologist Ian Lipkin to find source of virus is at risk.

2 Jun 2020 - 1:03PM

Respiratory expert Zhong Nanshan says project with US epidemiologist Ian Lipkin to find source of virus is at risk.

Coronavirus origin research hit by political agendas, China’s ‘Sars hero’ says
China’s top virus warrior ‘shocked’ by US coronavirus death toll

America’s response contrasts sharply with 17 years ago when authorities listened to experts and contained Sars to just over two dozen cases, Zhong Nanshan says.

2 Jun 2020 - 1:06PM

America’s response contrasts sharply with 17 years ago when authorities listened to experts and contained Sars to just over two dozen cases, Zhong Nanshan says.

China’s top virus warrior ‘shocked’ by US coronavirus death toll
Coronavirus: China’s ‘Sars hero’ Zhong Nanshan urges Hong Kong to relax border controls with mainland and Macau

Leading infectious disease expert Zhong Nanshan also praises Hong Kong for its efforts to contain coronavirus.

2 Jun 2020 - 12:50PM

Leading infectious disease expert Zhong Nanshan also praises Hong Kong for its efforts to contain coronavirus.

Coronavirus: China’s ‘Sars hero’ Zhong Nanshan urges Hong Kong to relax border controls with mainland and Macau
China’s LGBT parents find family and joy through surrogacy

Call for greater regulation as demand by would-be parents grows and advocates voice concern for the welfare of surrogate mothers.

24 May 2020 - 9:02PM

Call for greater regulation as demand by would-be parents grows and advocates voice concern for the welfare of surrogate mothers.

China’s LGBT parents find family and joy through surrogacy
‘No time for complacency’: China must admit its coronavirus mistakes, Chinese law professor warns

In an essay published on a European website, Xu Zhangrun says the facts of the pandemic should be made public.

21 May 2020 - 11:51PM

In an essay published on a European website, Xu Zhangrun says the facts of the pandemic should be made public.

‘No time for complacency’: China must admit its coronavirus mistakes, Chinese law professor warns
Chinese citizen journalist detained after live-streaming on coronavirus from Wuhan

Zhang Zhan, 37, is being held at a detention centre in Shanghai after reporting from the outbreak epicentre and criticising the government’s response to the crisis.

19 May 2020 - 2:21PM

Zhang Zhan, 37, is being held at a detention centre in Shanghai after reporting from the outbreak epicentre and criticising the government’s response to the crisis.

Chinese citizen journalist detained after live-streaming on coronavirus from Wuhan
China seeks to dismiss US coronavirus claims as calls for compensation grow

Rebuttal published by state news agency Xinhua seeks to dismiss claims linking Wuhan lab to outbreak and insists there is no basis for it to pay damages

11 May 2020 - 3:07PM

Rebuttal published by state news agency Xinhua seeks to dismiss claims linking Wuhan lab to outbreak and insists there is no basis for it to pay damages

China seeks to dismiss US coronavirus claims as calls for compensation grow
Coronavirus: crackdowns, racism and forced quarantine heighten tension for Africans in Guangzhou

Community representatives say Chinese authorities risk harming trade and relationships with African nations.

2 May 2020 - 11:19PM

Community representatives say Chinese authorities risk harming trade and relationships with African nations.

Coronavirus: crackdowns, racism and forced quarantine heighten tension for Africans in Guangzhou
‘A dream come true’: Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang reunited with family

Police take Wang back to his family in Beijing after his wife falls ill.

28 Apr 2020 - 11:16PM

Police take Wang back to his family in Beijing after his wife falls ill.

‘A dream come true’: Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang reunited with family
China to roll out large-scale coronavirus testing as country gets back to work

Antibody and Covid-19 tests to be done on ‘key populations’ to stamp out new outbreaks.

23 Apr 2020 - 11:59PM

Antibody and Covid-19 tests to be done on ‘key populations’ to stamp out new outbreaks.

China to roll out large-scale coronavirus testing as country gets back to work
Coronavirus: China got it right by locking down Wuhan, German study says

In the weeks after the city closed its borders on January 23, ‘the number of [Covid-19] cases grew steadily slower and then flattened out’, Berlin researchers say.

12 Apr 2020 - 7:00PM

In the weeks after the city closed its borders on January 23, ‘the number of [Covid-19] cases grew steadily slower and then flattened out’, Berlin researchers say.

Coronavirus: China got it right by locking down Wuhan, German study says
Deadly coronavirus comes in three variants, researchers find

Types A, B and C are all derived from the pathogen first found in bats but have evolved in different ways, according to a report by British and German geneticists.

12 Apr 2020 - 5:30PM

Types A, B and C are all derived from the pathogen first found in bats but have evolved in different ways, according to a report by British and German geneticists.

Deadly coronavirus comes in three variants, researchers find
Coronavirus: Guangzhou cases prompt shutdown in ‘Little Africa’ trading hub

Authorities say five Nigerians test positive for Covid-19, four of whom were frequent visitors to a restaurant in the area.

8 Apr 2020 - 5:53AM

Authorities say five Nigerians test positive for Covid-19, four of whom were frequent visitors to a restaurant in the area.

Coronavirus: Guangzhou cases prompt shutdown in ‘Little Africa’ trading hub
Coronavirus: China reports new infections as country remains on guard against imported cases

Further outbreaks threaten to cast shadow over attempts to return to normal and get the economy going again.

5 Apr 2020 - 4:31PM

Further outbreaks threaten to cast shadow over attempts to return to normal and get the economy going again.

Coronavirus: China reports new infections as country remains on guard against imported cases
Hurried cremation and curbed mourning rituals in Wuhan distress families of Covid-19 victims

Ching Ming Festival on Saturday is a reminder of anguish for relatives who feel they could not say a proper goodbye.

3 Apr 2020 - 10:09AM

Ching Ming Festival on Saturday is a reminder of anguish for relatives who feel they could not say a proper goodbye.

Hurried cremation and curbed mourning rituals in Wuhan distress families of Covid-19 victims
Coronavirus: Chinese police hunt close contacts of silent carriers in locked down Jia county in Henan province

Authorities urge residents of nearby community to report any meetings with four patients.

4 Apr 2020 - 12:02AM

Authorities urge residents of nearby community to report any meetings with four patients.

Coronavirus: Chinese police hunt close contacts of silent carriers in locked down Jia county in Henan province
Chinese county goes into coronavirus lockdown as country tries to get back to work amid fear of second wave

Authorities order residents of Jia county to stay home after reports of cases linked to the area’s hospital.

1 Apr 2020 - 11:44PM

Authorities order residents of Jia county to stay home after reports of cases linked to the area’s hospital.

Chinese county goes into coronavirus lockdown as country tries to get back to work amid fear of second wave
Coronavirus crisis a chance for China ‘to refocus on food security’

Researcher says this is a time for the country to reverse course and get back to the land.

1 Apr 2020 - 5:21AM

Researcher says this is a time for the country to reverse course and get back to the land.

Coronavirus crisis a chance for China ‘to refocus on food security’
Coronavirus: more asymptomatic carriers reported in China, but experts disagree on the threat they pose

Although people who don’t show symptoms are ‘very infective’, there’s probably not very many of them, respiratory disease expert Zhong Nanshan says.

30 Mar 2020 - 1:31PM

Although people who don’t show symptoms are ‘very infective’, there’s probably not very many of them, respiratory disease expert Zhong Nanshan says.

Coronavirus: more asymptomatic carriers reported in China, but experts disagree on the threat they pose
Should China count recovered coronavirus patients who test positive again?

Hubei health official says the cases aren’t considered new but the people will be sent back to hospital for observation.

23 Mar 2020 - 11:50PM

Hubei health official says the cases aren’t considered new but the people will be sent back to hospital for observation.

Should China count recovered coronavirus patients who test positive again?
China ‘still at risk of second wave of coronavirus cases’ despite first day with no domestic cases

Nationwide, the country recorded 34 new infections all of them from overseas, but public health experts warn it’s too soon to declare victory.

20 Mar 2020 - 10:12AM

Nationwide, the country recorded 34 new infections all of them from overseas, but public health experts warn it’s too soon to declare victory.

China ‘still at risk of second wave of coronavirus cases’ despite first day with no domestic cases
Wuhan cherry blossoms live stream launched amid coronavirus lockdown

Decision to broadcast pictures from university campus meets with mixed feelings from residents who have lived with coronavirus restrictions for almost two months.

18 Mar 2020 - 3:54PM

Decision to broadcast pictures from university campus meets with mixed feelings from residents who have lived with coronavirus restrictions for almost two months.

Wuhan cherry blossoms live stream launched amid coronavirus lockdown