Melissa Chan

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.


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Remembering a son of Sichuan

Al Jazeera revisits the Zhao family, whose 11-year-old son was buried in the 2008 earthquake.

Published On 3 Sep 2012

Move to make army conscription compulsory for the Haredim community has brought the Israeli government to an impasse.

Published On 21 Jul 2012

Al Jazeera’s ex-Beijing correspondent says she covered country honestly and equitably, after having credentials revoked.

Published On 13 May 2012
Melissa Chan

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.

Published On 14 Mar 2012

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.

Published On 10 Mar 2012

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.

Published On 25 Jan 2012
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Challenges ahead for China

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.

Published On 23 Jan 2012