Hao Wu

Fellow, International Security Program

As an International Security Program Fellow, Hao Wu will continue work on documentary films exploring the complexities of modern China. He is currently developing a feature documentary on Chinese Millennials' addiction to social media. Originally trained as a molecular biologist, Wu traveled to the Internet world before focusing on filmmaking. He directed and produced "Beijing or Bust" and "The Road to Fame," and produced "Nowhere to Call Home." In the Internet industry, Wu worked in Silicon Valley, with Alibaba and Yahoo in China, and as the China Country Manager for TripAdvisor. He is a graduate of the University of Science and Technology of China, Brandeis University and the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

All Work

The Difficulty of Being Clean in China

As Xi Jinping expands his corruption probe, it begs the question: if everyone is considered dirty, how can the system be made clean?

Toward a Winning Strategy in the South China Sea

Considering how China might be contemplating its own strategic moves could allow the U.S. to best determine its own course of action.

The Road to Fame

The Road to Fame tells a unique story of coming-of-age with Chinese characteristics. The film chronicles the staging of the American musical

China Hails, Then Bans a Documentary

On March 7, Under the Dome disappeared from the Chinese Web. It was abruptly removed from file-sharing sites, and references to the film in

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Alibaba?

To me, that’s the crack in the legendary Alibaba armor—culture can’t remain static. Both Alibaba and China have benefited tremendously from

AIDS in the New, Prosperous China

The village where Kang lives is as far removed as one could possibly get from New York, where I now live. It is located outside of Shangcai,

China’s Kinder, Gentler Show Trial

Today, optimists in China hail the Bo trial as a new dawn of government transparency, civil society, and the rule of law. The trial proceede

Alibaba's IPO May Herald the End of U.S. E-Commerce

“One of the top values that employees are asked to follow is to embrace change,” says documentary filmmaker Hao Wu, who worked at the compan

China courts documentaries as it limits expression

Independent filmmaker Hao Wu was one who benefited from the push — sort of.

Trust and Economic Growth in China

Guests include Madeleine Lynn, Director of Communications at Carnegie Council; Evan Osnos, staff writer at The New Yorker; Hao Wu, fellow at

How to Get Famous

Hao Wu - on his documentary film "The Road To Fame" about the dreams of young acting students at the prestigious acting school in Beijing.