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China's arthouse maestro Jia Zhangke, known for capturing the country's social changes in his films, now seeks also to effect change in parliament as a delegate to a top-level national advisory body.

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China's arthouse maestro Jia Zhangke now seeks to also effect change in parliament as a delegate to a top-level national advisory body.

Jia Zhangke is feted in arthouse cinema as the pre-eminent filmmaker depicting contemporary Chinese life in feature films and documentaries. On the big screen, he chronicles the personal struggles and emotional voyages of ordinary folks in China's fast-modernising rural towns and cities. His...

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