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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Okay I get this stuff on Twitter a lot and I’m not sharing the account that did this because I’m not going to amplify him but this kind of stuff is deplorable and I want everyone to know this crap happens:

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I'm signing up to this Zoom session to learn about the upcoming elections in Mongolia from @jdierkes  next Monday, June 1 @ 8 AM Vancouver time. I went on a two-week feature reporting trip there once. Best. Thing. Ever. Here's a snap I took. MN 🐴

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Also for folks who don't know, @kevincarrico  is a professor and also translator of Tsering Woeser's book, Tibet on Fire published by @VersoBooks  :

Wow, they vote just like those Chinese students at Warwick!

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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?

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.

I’m just so tired of the narrative that the Communist Party lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty. I mean once you’ve run the country into the ground with the Great Famine and the Cultural Revolution and 30+ million people died, there’s kinda nowhere else to go but up.

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