Melissa Chan

Melissa Chan


Journalist. Global Reporting Centre | @dwnews | latest in WashPost, Atlantic, NYT. Bosch Fellow ‘18. Knight Fellow ‘13. Tweeting: China/Asia | Germany/EU | USA.

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"There's no suggestion they [China] want to abandon this newly assertive role in the region and globally," @dtiffroberts  says when I ask whether the outcome of the US election might change Beijing's strategy. On @dwnews :

This was not welcomed by the Tibetan nomads — they wanted to herd their flocks, and the thing is, concrete structures as homes don't actually insulate very well on the plateau.

@ishaantharoor  There was a time when he was one of the few world leaders who spoke about Uighurs in Xinjiang, after the riots in ‘09 and for a few years after until he got very quiet.

My first time hearing both @RCapucon  and Kit Armstrong and what an incredible introduction. Beethoven, Schoenberg, and Mozart violin and piano sonatas at the socially-distanced @boulezsaal .

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As someone who has had my press credentials denied by authoritarian China, I never thought I'd see this crap happen in the US. And this "most reporters are okay but is aggressive" thing is the EXACT line Chinese propaganda printed about me. It's a tactic, people.

The people of Hong Kong should be up for the Nobel Peace Prize. Two million protesters — orderly, recycling, giving way to ambulances as massive crowds part, giving safety hat and gear to visiting foreign correspondents — what better example of peaceful resistance in 2019?

There is something extra perverse when authoritarians round up the sons and daughters of their target as well. Jimmy Lai has shown he's willing to give up his wealth, his freedom, for his convictions. So they go after the only thing that might break him: his children.

Right now, they're singling out . But tomorrow it'll be Journalist X. And later Journalist Y and Z. It can happen very quickly. And of course, there's always something wrong with the reporter. They'll go back ten years to find something you misreported if they have to.

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