Yi Jiefang, founder of the Greenlife NGO - for TIME Magazine
Yi Jiefang, founder of the Greenlife NGO – for TIME Magazine

Yi Jiefang, founder of the Greenlife NGO – for TIME Magazine

Chinese movie director, Vivian Qu for the Hollywood Reporter
Chinese movie director, Vivian Qu for the Hollywood Reporter

Mei Yan, Greater China Managing Director of Viacom International Media Networks, in her office in Beijing. China. For Serafina Magazine.
Mei Yan, Greater China Managing Director of Viacom International Media Networks, in her office in Beijing. China. For Serafina Magazine.

Chinese novelist Shi Kang smoking a cigarette in his home in Beijing. For the Wall Street Journal.
Chinese novelist Shi Kang smoking a cigarette in his home in Beijing. For the Wall Street Journal.

Ronnie O' Sullivan, the UK's leading snooker player during a tournament in Beijing, China.
Ronnie O’ Sullivan, the UK’s leading snooker player during a tournament in Beijing, China.

Professor Xia Yeliang from the school of Economics, at Peking University. On the blackboard it reads 'Freedom' (top-left), 'Constitutional Democracy' (top-right), 'Checking Balance' (bottom-left) and 'Rule of Law (bottom-right). For Der Spiegel.
Professor Xia Yeliang from the school of Economics, at Peking University. On the blackboard it reads ‘Freedom’ (top-left), ‘Constitutional Democracy’ (top-right), ‘Checking Balance’ (bottom-left) and ‘Rule of Law (bottom-right). For Der Spiegel.

Li Yang, the founder of ‘Crazy English’ teaches Chinese students in a hotel in Beijing. For The Independent.

Michael Anti, for Deutsche Welle.
Michael Anti, for Deutsche Welle.

Young Chinese director Du Hai Peng (26) at the 9th Beijing Independent Film Festival at the Songzhuang Art Gallery in Beijing, China. For the International Herald Tribune.
Young Chinese director Du Hai Peng (26) at the 9th Beijing Independent Film Festival at the Songzhuang Art Gallery in Beijing, China. For the International Herald Tribune.

Ailin Graef, for Perspectiven Magazine.
Ailin Graef, for Perspectiven Magazine.

Chan Koonchung, author of the banned novel 'The Fat Years', in Beijing, China. For the Globe & Mail.
Chan Koonchung, author of the banned novel ‘The Fat Years’, in Beijing, China. For the Globe & Mail.

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