Melissa Chan

Melissa Chan is a national and foreign affairs reporter based between Berlin and Los Angeles, and a collaborator with the Global Reporting Centre and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Her works have appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Time, the Guardian, Foreign Policy, El País, and more. She often works on transnational issues, particularly those involving China’s influence beyond its borders. Previously, she worked for Al Jazeera America with a focus on 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 reported from around the world, from Cuba to North Korea, Mongolia to Gaza.