Lu Liu

Lu Liu

Lu Liu is a contributor to Inkstone and a freelance video producer for the South China Morning Post.

China’s first blind make-up artist
Xiao Jia is the first blind make-up artist in China. Before she lost her sight when she was a child, she liked art and delicate things. By doing make-up, Xiao can surround herself with beauty and bring hope to other people with disabilities.
China’s first blind make-up artist
China’s cycle of rural poverty
Rural poverty is a vicious cycle in China. Perhaps no story better represents this than that of 16-year-old Chen Zhenzhen. Chen gave up school at the age of 12, when her family could no longer afford her school fees, and began working to help support her younger siblings. Without formal education, Chen says she has no way out of a future bound to doing manual labor.
China’s cycle of rural poverty