When Zou Yaqi published a few short clips from her art project on Weibo she was not prepared for the controversy that followed. Photo: Weibo When Zou Yaqi published a few short clips from her art project on Weibo she was not prepared for the controversy that followed. Photo: Weibo
When Zou Yaqi published a few short clips from her art project on Weibo she was not prepared for the controversy that followed. Photo: Weibo

China’s ‘fake socialite’: student who lived for free for art school project caught up in wealth inequality controversy

  • Zou Yaqi spent 21 days in Beijing sleeping in the halls of extravagant hotels, trying on expensive jewellery and eating for free
  • The student has been surprised by the criticism of the project but says it was not about wealth inequality, but about living off society’s excess

Topic |   China society
When Zou Yaqi published a few short clips from her art project on Weibo she was not prepared for the controversy that followed. Photo: Weibo When Zou Yaqi published a few short clips from her art project on Weibo she was not prepared for the controversy that followed. Photo: Weibo
When Zou Yaqi published a few short clips from her art project on Weibo she was not prepared for the controversy that followed. Photo: Weibo
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