China’s ‘fake socialite’: student who lived the high life for free in video project caught up in wealth inequality controversy

Published Oct 06 2021 at 10:00 AM GMT
  • For 21 days in May, Beijing student Zou Yaqi lived the high life; sleeping in the halls of extravagant hotels, trying on jade bracelets at auctions and working at an office in Ikea — all for free.
  • This exercise in luxurious living was no scam however, it was a school project for the graduating bachelor student from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.
  • She recorded her experience on video and it was placed on display in June at the academy.
  • In September she published a few short clips….



  • Published Oct 6, 2021 10:00 AM GMT