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French controversy over the burkini raises questions of how the Chinese ‘facekini’ would be treated

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
ome Chinese beachgoers cover themselves from head to toe not for religious reasons, but for complete protection from the sun's rays.
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.