Melissa Chan

Melissa Chan

reporter | latest on ? VICE News, ? FP | Russia Today called me “notorious,” China kicked me out. Formerly London, China/Asia, Doha, California, more ?.

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Interesting public opinion data from @MunSecConf : More people now see China as a threat in G7 countries. And more willing to oppose China economically and militarily than they were before Russia's invasion of Ukraine:

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Not just the UN — but CNN, AP, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and Al Jazeera — have all concluded that Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed by Israeli forces last month (HT @malonebarry ):

Was at London Pub the last time I was in Oslo. Such good memories — and I look forward to going back. Freedom and love will prevail over hate. ✊🏼🌈

American hyper-capitalism! Win a white-collar job and get the right to be flown to another state to deal with your uterus..?

Just learned this from @BeijingToBrit  : Leaders of India and South Africa attended past week's BRICS meeting, hosted by Xi Jinping, but did not attend the GB Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). Priorities!

Neither condoning nor condemning Macron, Trudeau and others — but Americans upset over world leaders weighing in on Supreme Court decision should know it is common for world leaders to comment on other countries’ human rights and US leaders regularly do this.

Striking that it's Biden readying allies for a long conflict, instead of EU powers doing so. Also words from @Ali_Wyne : Biden's challenge is "translating short-term unity borne of reactive shock into enduring cohesion, borne of affirmative purposes."

EE ICYMI: @BenjaminBathke 's interview with Estonian PM Kaja Kallas: "As long as the war is going on, we haven’t done enough. All allies need to invest in and prioritize defense—that means a 2 percent floor, not ceiling."

India’s imports of Russian crude are up 658% compared with last year. China’s imports are up 205%. Across Asia as a whole the figure is 347%. From @thebell_io :


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.

In both the Philippines PH and Sri LankaLK , you're talking about decades-long political dynasties, the battle for democracy against authoritarianism, the limits and power of the people — all set within the dumpster fire of misinformation on social media.

Confused about violence on both sides in Hong Kong? Everything you need to know is that police are besieging universities, attacking students and professors. Don’t know what other sledgehammer of a metaphor you need when it comes to ideas/freedom v. autocracy. Let there be light.

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.