We track four people on their journey.
Zika virus: 'We have more questions than answers'
"Melissa Chan is roving correspondent for Al Jazeera English. She was the channel's correspondent in China for five years, from 2007 to 2012.
She covered the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the devastating earthquake in Sichuan Province that killed at least 68,000 people. In 2009, she covered the riots in Urumqi, western China. Most recently, she reported live from Pyongyang, North Korea, on Kim Jong-il's appointment of his son and successor, Kim Jong-un."
Past week's events may finally bury the stereotype of Hong Kong residents as apathetic and apolitical.
09 Oct 2014 04:38 GMT
Al Jazeera revisits the Zhao family, whose 11-year-old son was buried in the 2008 earthquake.
03 Sep 2012 11:23 GMT | Asia
Move to make army conscription compulsory for the Haredim community has brought the Israeli government to an impasse.
21 Jul 2012 23:58 GMT | Middle East
Al Jazeera's ex-Beijing correspondent says she covered country honestly and equitably, after having credentials revoked.
Melissa Chan | 13 May 2012 11:32 GMT | China
Melissa Chan reports from Beijing on a mother's search for a missing daughter she says is among those being held in illegal detention centres.
Melissa Chan | 14 Mar 2012 03:58 GMT | Asia
Al Jazeera's Melissa Chan has a strange encounter with a rather Orwellian Chinese police officer, as she attempts to interview a rights attorney about the passage of a new law.
Melissa Chan | 10 Mar 2012 11:03 GMT | Asia
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 | 25 Jan 2012 06:53 GMT | Asia
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 | 23 Jan 2012 10:33 GMT | Asia
About 80,000 to 100,000 protests, what Beijing call "mass incidents," occur every year, many of them concerning the confiscation of farmland for commercial purposes as the economy continues to grow.
Melissa Chan | 24 Sep 2011 07:58 GMT | Asia
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 | 17 Sep 2011 03:48 GMT | Asia
A wealthy coal-mining town in Inner Mongolia, designed to house one million people, remains nearly empty, five years after construction began.
Melissa Chan | 11 Sep 2011 10:08 GMT | Asia
Activist Maryam al-Khawaja in debate with Mansoor al-Arayedh, the chairman of the Gulf Council for Foreign Relations.
Human Rights, Bahrain, Arab Spring
As the WHO investigates the massive outbreak of microcephaly in Brazil, we travel to ground zero of the epidemic.
Health, Latin America, Brazil
Hundreds of Cambodian journalists make a living by uncovering news and then extorting bribes to bury the story.
Media, Journalism, Cambodia
How will improving relations between communist Cuba and the capitalist US affect the lives of people on both sides?
Politics, United States, Cuba