Melissa Chan

Melissa Chan is a national and foreign affairs reporter. She was a broadcast correspondent for Al Jazeera America, covering stories on social justice, the economy, the environment, and the rural American West. With Al Jazeera English, she served as China correspondent for five years before her expulsion from the country in 2012 for the channel's reports. She has also reported from Cuba, Canada, South Korea, North Korea, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Mongolia, Moscow, Jerusalem, Ramallah, and Gaza.

She was a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, where she focused on developing digital security training for journalists facing potential hacker attacks from state-sponsored entities. She is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Top Stories

Chinese lessons in leadership

With critiques of Marxism and free-thinking seminars on politics and economics, China's top school for Communist Party officials is far from the dour institution you might imagine.

Melissa Chan | | Asia

Challenges ahead as China marks new year

This is the Year of the Dragon. The dragon is a great symbol of China, but its arrival portends bad luck and a challenging year ahead. That's something the political leadership of China is certainly not oblivious to.

Melissa Chan | | Asia

China's land grabs: A case study

About 80,000 to 100,000 protests, what Beijing call &quotmass incidents,&quot occur every year, many of them concerning the confiscation of farmland for commercial purposes as the economy continues to grow.

Melissa Chan | | Asia

Reporting from the Far West

Al Jazeera travels through China's border region to speak with members of the Uigher population - and is shadowed by plainclothes officers for the entire duration of the trip.

Melissa Chan | | Asia