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wufei yu new mexico chinese

Born and raised in Beijing, Wufei Yu is an English-Chinese bilingual journalist. He often reports on sports, outdoor adventures, climate and the environment, and human-centered stories about China, New Mexico and the Western U.S.

Now often reports for Sanlian Lifeweek Magazine, a legacy Chinese-language weekly publication, Wufei has written for The New York Times, Outside Magazine, High Country News, Rolling Stone, The China Project, Searchlight New Mexico, Eurasianet, and more. His on-the-ground reporting usually coordinates with visuals snapped by his DSLR, gimbal&action cam, and smartphone. 

Wufei's feature for Runner's World about a deadly ultramarathon race that took 21 lives in northwestern China earned him and his co-reporter Will Ford a 2021 AIPS (International Sports Press Association) Best Colour Piece - Writing award. His series of investigations into a marijuana scam in the American Southwest that duped thousands of Chinese immigrant workers won 1st place in 2021 Best of the West for Investigative Reporting. 

In his spare time, he can be caught rock climbing in the gym or outside, running while listening to decades-old Backstreet Boys tracks, or scoping where to feed his craze for the outdoors.

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