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Yang Weidong seeks to understand how China became authoritarian with video series on the country’s thinkers

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
ince his father died following an altercation with government officials in 2007, Yang has filmed more than 400 artists, writers, historians and others who have opinions about China's problems and its future.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.