'Run! Run! Run!' First day on the job for groundbreaking Shanghai reporter

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Female voices are still a rarity among China’s war correspondents, but Yuan Wenyi hopes she is helping to shake off outdated conceptions

When Yuan Wenyi touched down in Tripoli in 2011 to witness the downfall of Colonel Gaddafi for Shanghai’s Dragon TV she became the first female war correspondent from the city since Mao founded the People’s Republic of China in 1949.

The 36-year-old reporter remembers her action-packed debut as a conflict reporter as a “sheer delight”. But her first experience of war was almost her last.

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