Howey Ou skipped classes for a week to protest about climate change in front of the local government office in Guilin last year. Photo: Twitter/Howey OuHowey Ou skipped classes for a week to protest about climate change in front of the local government office in Guilin last year. Photo: Twitter/Howey Ou
Howey Ou skipped classes for a week to protest about climate change in front of the local government office in Guilin last year. Photo: Twitter/Howey Ou

Howey Ou, China’s version of Greta Thunberg, pays price for climate activism

  • They’re both 17, and she looks to the Swede for inspiration, but in China Ou has had run-ins with the authorities and been barred from her school
  • Still, she hopes to stay in the country and build a grass-roots environmental movement, with some tactics adapted to a Chinese context

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Howey Ou skipped classes for a week to protest about climate change in front of the local government office in Guilin last year. Photo: Twitter/Howey OuHowey Ou skipped classes for a week to protest about climate change in front of the local government office in Guilin last year. Photo: Twitter/Howey Ou
Howey Ou skipped classes for a week to protest about climate change in front of the local government office in Guilin last year. Photo: Twitter/Howey Ou
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