Melissa Chan

"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."

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