Alice Yan

Alice Yan is a Shanghai-based social and medical news reporter. She started her journalism career in 2003 and has degrees in economics and public administration. Her Twitter account is @TingYanalice
Alice Yan
Alice Yan is a Shanghai-based social and medical news reporter. She started her journalism career in 2003 and has degrees in economics and public administration. Her Twitter account is @TingYanalice

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Ten dead as torrential rain and mudslides hit southwest China

Two police officers are swept to their deaths as they answer emergency call in rural Sichuan – rescue services say 26 people are missing.

21 Aug 2019 - 6:53PM

Two police officers are swept to their deaths as they answer emergency call in rural Sichuan – rescue services say 26 people are missing.

Ten dead as torrential rain and mudslides hit southwest China
13 Chinese tourists killed in Laos bus crash

Vehicle runs off a mountainous road on the way to popular historic city of Luang Prabang.

21 Aug 2019 - 12:48PM

Vehicle runs off a mountainous road on the way to popular historic city of Luang Prabang.

13 Chinese tourists killed in Laos bus crash
Chinese teenager who trains through the pain takes skipping rope team to five world championship records

‘World’s most powerful thigh’ Cen Xiaolin, 17, jumps 6.33 times a second in competition, an achievement his coach says started in an impoverished Guangdong school seven years ago.

11 Aug 2019 - 11:53AM

‘World’s most powerful thigh’ Cen Xiaolin, 17, jumps 6.33 times a second in competition, an achievement his coach says started in an impoverished Guangdong school seven years ago.

Chinese teenager who trains through the pain takes skipping rope team to five world championship records
‘I don’t’: why China’s millennials are saying no to marriage

A generation of Chinese in no rush to tie the knot is creating a ‘single society’ with implications for individuals and for the country as a whole.

10 Aug 2019 - 10:50PM

A generation of Chinese in no rush to tie the knot is creating a ‘single society’ with implications for individuals and for the country as a whole.

‘I don’t’: why China’s millennials are saying no to marriage
Chinese region bans self-heating meals on trains over smoke alarm fears

Checks are to be carried out at stations in Guangxi from October, with passengers carrying the meals risking a fine of at least US$70.

5 Aug 2019 - 10:51PM

Checks are to be carried out at stations in Guangxi from October, with passengers carrying the meals risking a fine of at least US$70.

Chinese region bans self-heating meals on trains over smoke alarm fears
A boy, a girl and two mothers: how a trailblazing Chinese lesbian couple are creating a family

Cai Rui and Wu Chen are the proud parents of twins but they had to go abroad for the IVF treatment they needed to bring the children into the world.

3 Aug 2019 - 10:39PM

Cai Rui and Wu Chen are the proud parents of twins but they had to go abroad for the IVF treatment they needed to bring the children into the world.

A boy, a girl and two mothers: how a trailblazing Chinese lesbian couple are creating a family
Child model in sweltering fashion shoot divides China’s online community

Some call it exploitation while others see nothing wrong with the practice.

1 Aug 2019 - 11:18PM

Some call it exploitation while others see nothing wrong with the practice.

Child model in sweltering fashion shoot divides China’s online community
Chinese woman driving Porsche faces online backlash over road rage video

Footage shows her exchanging blows with a man driving a cheaper car after she attempts a U-turn for which she is later fined.

31 Jul 2019 - 11:37PM

Footage shows her exchanging blows with a man driving a cheaper car after she attempts a U-turn for which she is later fined.

Chinese woman driving Porsche faces online backlash over road rage video
Chinese university entrance exam boot camp investigated over fake advertising claims

School in Anhui province in spotlight after saying it wanted to recruit students from Shanghai.

24 Jul 2019 - 4:33PM

School in Anhui province in spotlight after saying it wanted to recruit students from Shanghai.

Chinese university entrance exam boot camp investigated over fake advertising claims
Rule-breaking foreign students in China will be punished, education ministry warns

Recent transgressions prompt firm public stance on treatment of international students at Chinese universities.

21 Jul 2019 - 11:11PM

Recent transgressions prompt firm public stance on treatment of international students at Chinese universities.

Rule-breaking foreign students in China will be punished, education ministry warns
Chinese police say abducted girl, 9, drowned in murder-suicide

Authorities rule out child trafficking and cult conspiracy theories in death of Zhang Zixin, taken by couple who also killed themselves.

16 Jul 2019 - 9:19AM

Authorities rule out child trafficking and cult conspiracy theories in death of Zhang Zixin, taken by couple who also killed themselves.

Chinese police say abducted girl, 9, drowned in murder-suicide
Eight killed, 16 hurt in southwest China as boulder smashes into coach

Vehicle was travelling through Sichuan en route to provincial capital Chengdu when it was struck by a huge rock.

12 Jul 2019 - 10:32PM

Vehicle was travelling through Sichuan en route to provincial capital Chengdu when it was struck by a huge rock.

Eight killed, 16 hurt in southwest China as boulder smashes into coach
Chinese school’s plan for new dormitory put on hold as concrete fails to set

Hundreds of boarders at school in Henan province will have to wait longer for their new bedrooms.

12 Jul 2019 - 10:38AM

Hundreds of boarders at school in Henan province will have to wait longer for their new bedrooms.

Chinese school’s plan for new dormitory put on hold as concrete fails to set
‘No problem at all’ with China’s Three Gorges Dam as warping rumours denied

All measurements in line with project’s design parameters, experts say, with no truth to claims sparked by Google Maps images.

9 Jul 2019 - 10:49PM

All measurements in line with project’s design parameters, experts say, with no truth to claims sparked by Google Maps images.

‘No problem at all’ with China’s Three Gorges Dam as warping rumours denied
Chinese woman detained after choking volunteer over waste sorting in Shanghai

She gets three days in detention after admitting she throttled neighbour, causing her to faint and spend a night in hospital under observation.

9 Jul 2019 - 5:17PM

She gets three days in detention after admitting she throttled neighbour, causing her to faint and spend a night in hospital under observation.

Chinese woman detained after choking volunteer over waste sorting in Shanghai
Chinese school forced to take down HIV poster that said gay people would die sooner than ‘normal’ people

HIV awareness poster triggers angry response for saying homosexuality increases risk of drug addiction and makes people more inclined to hurt others.

5 Jul 2019 - 11:04PM

HIV awareness poster triggers angry response for saying homosexuality increases risk of drug addiction and makes people more inclined to hurt others.

Chinese school forced to take down HIV poster that said gay people would die sooner than ‘normal’ people
Six dead after freak tornado tears through town in northern China

Homes destroyed and trees uprooted as destructive forces rips area apart in 15 minutes.

4 Jul 2019 - 8:56PM

Homes destroyed and trees uprooted as destructive forces rips area apart in 15 minutes.

Six dead after freak tornado tears through town in northern China
Shanghai begins new waste sorting era, as China eyes cleaner image

The city’s ambitious waste and recycling rules took effect on Monday, aiming to emulate successes in Japan, Taiwan and California, as China – the world’s second-largest waste producer after the US – is urged to sort rubbish better.

16 Jul 2019 - 1:00PM

The city’s ambitious waste and recycling rules took effect on Monday, aiming to emulate successes in Japan, Taiwan and California, as China – the world’s second-largest waste producer after the US – is urged to sort rubbish better.

Shanghai begins new waste sorting era, as China eyes cleaner image
Why did one of China’s elite universities need to offer big money to get the best students?

Zhejiang University has been ordered to stop dangling tens of thousands of dollars to get the highest scorers in the national college entrance exam to accept a place at the school.

27 Jun 2019 - 11:28PM

Zhejiang University has been ordered to stop dangling tens of thousands of dollars to get the highest scorers in the national college entrance exam to accept a place at the school.

Why did one of China’s elite universities need to offer big money to get the best students?
Top Chinese official warns high cost of marrying off sons is driving rural families into poverty

Rural affairs vice-minister Han Jun hits out at lavish bride prices that can easily pass US$14,500 but roots of problem may lay in skewed gender ratio.

25 Jun 2019 - 11:26PM

Rural affairs vice-minister Han Jun hits out at lavish bride prices that can easily pass US$14,500 but roots of problem may lay in skewed gender ratio.

Top Chinese official warns high cost of marrying off sons is driving rural families into poverty
Chinese woman drops in on work colleagues to deliver lunch – from a height of 300 metres

Mountain park worker started making the near-1,000ft bungee jump every day as the most efficient way of delivering a hot meal to her colleagues.

24 Jun 2019 - 11:22PM

Mountain park worker started making the near-1,000ft bungee jump every day as the most efficient way of delivering a hot meal to her colleagues.

Chinese woman drops in on work colleagues to deliver lunch – from a height of 300 metres
Shanghai to punish refuseniks as China orders citizens to separate their rubbish

Fines beckon for individuals and companies who ignore new rules in a citywide scheme spearheading a national effort – but residents express confusion over the four types of household waste.

22 Jun 2019 - 6:30PM

Fines beckon for individuals and companies who ignore new rules in a citywide scheme spearheading a national effort – but residents express confusion over the four types of household waste.

Shanghai to punish refuseniks as China orders citizens to separate their rubbish
Chinese hospital’s plan for ‘lucky’ Harvard babies gets poor marks

Wards were named after leading universities in the hope of giving babies an auspicious start in life.

21 Jun 2019 - 6:40PM

Wards were named after leading universities in the hope of giving babies an auspicious start in life.

Chinese hospital’s plan for ‘lucky’ Harvard babies gets poor marks
Chinese girl, 5, saved by railings after plunging from fifth-storey window

Youngster gets wedged between balcony rail and window grille after falling from two floors above.

20 Jun 2019 - 5:56PM

Youngster gets wedged between balcony rail and window grille after falling from two floors above.

Chinese girl, 5, saved by railings after plunging from fifth-storey window
Nobel Prize winner Tu Youyou may have found solution to malaria drug resistance

Problem could be tackled by extending course of treatment and introducing new supplementary drugs, according to scientist.

18 Jun 2019 - 5:18PM

Problem could be tackled by extending course of treatment and introducing new supplementary drugs, according to scientist.

Nobel Prize winner Tu Youyou may have found solution to malaria drug resistance
Boy, 5, dies after being hit by falling window in southern China

Child was walking to school with his mother through their residential community when he was struck on the head.

16 Jun 2019 - 7:30PM

Child was walking to school with his mother through their residential community when he was struck on the head.

Boy, 5, dies after being hit by falling window in southern China
Chinese child defecates on bus, causing social media stink

Passenger objects when little girl uses potty on a Beijing bus, but not everyone agrees it is socially unacceptable.

14 Jun 2019 - 10:17PM

Passenger objects when little girl uses potty on a Beijing bus, but not everyone agrees it is socially unacceptable.

Chinese child defecates on bus, causing social media stink
Chinese tour guide barred after forced shopping trip in scenic Guilin

Visit to beauty spot spoiled as tourists ordered off the bus to spend, spend, spend.

13 Jun 2019 - 10:22PM

Visit to beauty spot spoiled as tourists ordered off the bus to spend, spend, spend.

Chinese tour guide barred after forced shopping trip in scenic Guilin
Elderly hero or careless old man? Son tries to clear dad’s name over fatal highway accident in China

Police say a 65-year-old was partly to blame for his own death after he tried to help a young girl crossing a road, but his son insists a truck driver was solely responsible.

12 Jun 2019 - 5:40PM

Police say a 65-year-old was partly to blame for his own death after he tried to help a young girl crossing a road, but his son insists a truck driver was solely responsible.

Elderly hero or careless old man? Son tries to clear dad’s name over fatal highway accident in China
American comedian wins fans with pro-China music videos – including one for Huawei

Burt Baker started uploading Chinese songs in English on Douyin and Kuaishou six months ago. Now he has millions of followers and plans to move to the country.

11 Jun 2019 - 7:00PM

Burt Baker started uploading Chinese songs in English on Douyin and Kuaishou six months ago. Now he has millions of followers and plans to move to the country.

American comedian wins fans with pro-China music videos – including one for Huawei