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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Scammers target Chinese lonely hearts with cheap sweet talk which is also very fake

Thousands of audio messages featuring sweet-voiced young women are being used to fleece online victims.

21 May 2019 - 11:00PM

Thousands of audio messages featuring sweet-voiced young women are being used to fleece online victims.

Scammers target Chinese lonely hearts with cheap sweet talk which is also very fake
Chinese pranksters’ subway landmine stunt blows up in their faces

Group who filmed themselves running through train in Shenzhen while shouting about explosives find themselves in police detention.

20 May 2019 - 10:57PM

Group who filmed themselves running through train in Shenzhen while shouting about explosives find themselves in police detention.

Chinese pranksters’ subway landmine stunt blows up in their faces
Shanghai Bund’s historic buildings saved from demolition … for now

Experts win reprieve for two out of three heritage houses but fear their success is only temporary.

19 May 2019 - 8:56PM

Experts win reprieve for two out of three heritage houses but fear their success is only temporary.

Shanghai Bund’s historic buildings saved from demolition … for now
Dog joke lands Chinese man in 10-day detention

Pet seller locked up for ‘picking quarrels and making trouble’ after police investigate complaints.

16 May 2019 - 5:47AM

Pet seller locked up for ‘picking quarrels and making trouble’ after police investigate complaints.

Dog joke lands Chinese man in 10-day detention
Chinese hospital officials sacked over poor infection control after five baby deaths are linked to Echovirus

Guangdong Health Commission hits out at ‘lax hospital management and a raft of malpractices’, demanding improvement in neonatal services.

13 May 2019 - 11:04PM

Guangdong Health Commission hits out at ‘lax hospital management and a raft of malpractices’, demanding improvement in neonatal services.

Chinese hospital officials sacked over poor infection control after  five baby deaths are linked to Echovirus
China’s mothers say no to more babies, they can’t afford them

Birth rate continues to fall three years after one-child policy was relaxed and survey finds high cost of raising children biggest deterrent to second baby.

11 May 2019 - 11:45AM

Birth rate continues to fall three years after one-child policy was relaxed and survey finds high cost of raising children biggest deterrent to second baby.

China’s mothers say no to more babies, they can’t afford them
New rule seeks to stop abuse of China’s child fashion models

Authorities in Zhejiang province e-commerce hub take action in response to public outrage after a slew of reports of abuse appear online.

10 May 2019 - 10:18PM

Authorities in Zhejiang province e-commerce hub take action in response to public outrage after a slew of reports of abuse appear online.

New rule seeks to stop abuse of China’s child fashion models
Live-streaming makes a star of Confucius-quoting Shanghai tramp

Shen Wei has been living in hotels and ‘having feasts every day’ since his commentaries on social media started going viral.

9 May 2019 - 10:11PM

Shen Wei has been living in hotels and ‘having feasts every day’ since his commentaries on social media started going viral.

Live-streaming makes a star of Confucius-quoting Shanghai tramp
Fake nursing degree scandal prompts China-wide fraud check

Investigation follows violent protest at Nanjing school after students discovered qualification was actually a home economics degree.

8 May 2019 - 7:37PM

Investigation follows violent protest at Nanjing school after students discovered qualification was actually a home economics degree.

Fake nursing degree scandal prompts China-wide fraud check
Chinese crane operator swings to the rescue in fire drama

Construction worker uses machine to save more than a dozen people trapped in burning building.

7 May 2019 - 5:51PM

Construction worker uses machine to save more than a dozen people trapped in burning building.

Chinese crane operator swings to the rescue in fire drama
Eco groups sue Chinese forestry department for failing to save smuggled pangolins

Environmental NGO files lawsuit against Guangxi regional bodies accusing them of failing to look after endangered animals properly after rescuing them.

7 May 2019 - 4:28PM

Environmental NGO files lawsuit against Guangxi regional bodies accusing them of failing to look after endangered animals properly after rescuing them.

Eco groups sue Chinese forestry department for failing to save smuggled pangolins
China executes six for killing workers in mining compensation scam

China executes six farmers for killing workers in mining compensation scam.

6 May 2019 - 7:45PM

China executes six farmers for killing workers in mining compensation scam.

China executes six for killing workers in mining compensation scam
Young Chinese boy chases down car on highway after forgetful parents leave him at rest stop

Footage shows boy trying to chase after car when absent-minded family drives off without him.

8 May 2019 - 2:18PM

Footage shows boy trying to chase after car when absent-minded family drives off without him.

Young Chinese boy chases down car on highway after forgetful parents leave him at rest stop
Chinese woman’s viral car salesroom protest shows uphill struggle for consumer rights

Tearful showdown ultimately successful, but many fear such high-profile stunts are the only way to protect their rights.

1 May 2019 - 10:30PM

Tearful showdown ultimately successful, but many fear such high-profile stunts are the only way to protect their rights.

Chinese woman’s viral car salesroom protest shows uphill struggle for consumer rights
Chinese doctor dragged away in handcuffs after fight with patient’s husband

Dispute broke out when surgeon refused to deal with queue-jumping spouse who walked away from clash with a broken rib.

29 Apr 2019 - 5:10AM

Dispute broke out when surgeon refused to deal with queue-jumping spouse who walked away from clash with a broken rib.

Chinese doctor dragged away in handcuffs after fight with patient’s husband
Chinese Spider-Gran rescued unharmed after heart-stopping high-rise escape

Property management workers pull to safely elderly woman with Alzheimer’s disease climbing down side of building.

8 May 2019 - 2:17PM

Property management workers pull to safely elderly woman with Alzheimer’s disease climbing down side of building.

Chinese Spider-Gran rescued unharmed after heart-stopping high-rise escape
Police called in China after angry BMW owner protests in car showroom

Customer’s fury over alleged airbag failure the latest in a string of demonstrations at luxury car dealerships.

23 Apr 2019 - 6:53PM

Customer’s fury over alleged airbag failure the latest in a string of demonstrations at luxury car dealerships.

Police called in China after angry BMW owner protests in car showroom
Teen’s death spurs parenting debate in China

Video of a student jumping off a bridge in Shanghai after an argument with his mother prompts reflection online of intergenerational conflict.

23 Apr 2019 - 3:48PM

Video of a student jumping off a bridge in Shanghai after an argument with his mother prompts reflection online of intergenerational conflict.

Teen’s death spurs parenting debate in China
Chinese cuisine has a wild side where some food lovers dare not walk

Haul of century eggs at a business in Italy turns spotlight on unusual dishes such as ox dung hotpot, drunken shrimps and salted mouse which may not leap off a menu but they say much about China’s ancient culture and heritage.

21 Apr 2019 - 4:12PM

Haul of century eggs at a business in Italy turns spotlight on unusual dishes such as ox dung hotpot, drunken shrimps and salted mouse which may not leap off a menu but they say much about China’s ancient culture and heritage.

Chinese cuisine has a wild side where some food lovers dare not walk
Chinese police investigate parents after toddler seen crying in a cage in video

Officers say the father told them he had set up the video and other photos and sent them to his ex-wife to make her angry.

20 Apr 2019 - 10:45PM

Officers say the father told them he had set up the video and other photos and sent them to his ex-wife to make her angry.

Chinese police investigate parents after toddler seen crying in a cage in video
China’s dodgy drug makers face hefty fines after public review of draft vaccine management law

After repeated scandals, people call for financial penalties for producers of substandard or fake drugs to be three times higher than government recommended.

20 Apr 2019 - 10:45PM

After repeated scandals, people call for financial penalties for producers of substandard or fake drugs to be three times higher than government recommended.

China’s dodgy drug makers face hefty fines after public review of draft vaccine management law
Chinese actresses jailed for selling fake diet pills on social media

Zhao Dan and Guo Jing sold the traditional Chinese medicine capsules on social media and used couriers to send them to buyers across the country.

19 Apr 2019 - 10:44PM

Zhao Dan and Guo Jing sold the traditional Chinese medicine capsules on social media and used couriers to send them to buyers across the country.

Chinese actresses jailed for selling fake diet pills on social media
Migrant worker detained in China over song about man being beaten by officials

Huang Ming wrote that his county was ‘so full of corruption I can’t bear it any longer’ in lyrics he posted on WeChat.

19 Apr 2019 - 10:43PM

Huang Ming wrote that his county was ‘so full of corruption I can’t bear it any longer’ in lyrics he posted on WeChat.

Migrant worker detained in China over song about man being beaten by officials
Chinese woman whose Mercedes-Benz oil leak protest video went viral ‘satisfied’ with settlement deal

Agreement delivers new car, a decade of VIP treatment and a trip to Germany for customer who became so frustrated by dealer’s service she ended up in tears.

19 Apr 2019 - 5:22PM

Agreement delivers new car, a decade of VIP treatment and a trip to Germany for customer who became so frustrated by dealer’s service she ended up in tears.

Chinese woman whose Mercedes-Benz oil leak protest video went viral ‘satisfied’ with settlement deal
Chinese kindergarten flattened by falling debris from Country Garden building site

Seven classrooms, eight other buildings crushed as part of former factory topples over dividing wall.

17 Apr 2019 - 6:30PM

Seven classrooms, eight other buildings crushed as part of former factory topples over dividing wall.

Chinese kindergarten flattened by falling debris from Country Garden building site
‘Like a dream’: China’s first test-tube baby Zheng Mengzhu becomes a mother

Zheng Mengzhu gives birth to a healthy boy at the same hospital in Beijing where she was born 31 years ago.

17 Apr 2019 - 12:12PM

Zheng Mengzhu gives birth to a healthy boy at the same hospital in Beijing where she was born 31 years ago.

‘Like a dream’: China’s first test-tube baby Zheng Mengzhu becomes a mother
Chinese boy, 7, with cerebral palsy abandoned at hospital by mother who said she could not cope any more

Child was left at Nanjing hospital with note from mother saying she could no longer bear the stress of caring for her son.

15 Apr 2019 - 6:49PM

Child was left at Nanjing hospital with note from mother saying she could no longer bear the stress of caring for her son.

Chinese boy, 7, with cerebral palsy abandoned at hospital by mother who said she could not cope any more
‘Heavy burden’ of homework leaving Chinese schoolchildren sleep-deprived, study finds

Youngsters ‘grumbling they are sleepy in the afternoon’ after staying up late to get assignments done.

13 Apr 2019 - 11:13PM

Youngsters ‘grumbling they are sleepy in the afternoon’ after staying up late to get assignments done.

‘Heavy burden’ of homework leaving Chinese schoolchildren sleep-deprived, study finds
Flying a kite turns nasty for Chinese duo as gust of wind slices off fingers

One man has three fingers severed while the other has a hand almost cut in two, as strong wind leaves kite line feeling ‘like a sharp knife’.

12 Apr 2019 - 4:44PM

One man has three fingers severed while the other has a hand almost cut in two, as strong wind leaves kite line feeling ‘like a sharp knife’.

Flying a kite turns nasty for Chinese duo as gust of wind slices off fingers
Chinese woman who defied doctors to give birth days before lung transplant dies aged 43

Doctor says Wu Meng – who had also had heart surgery days after having a baby boy – had refused the drugs she was prescribed since the double transplant, leading to repeated lung infections.

5 Apr 2019 - 10:31PM

Doctor says Wu Meng – who had also had heart surgery days after having a baby boy – had refused the drugs she was prescribed since the double transplant, leading to repeated lung infections.

Chinese woman who defied doctors to give birth days before lung transplant dies aged 43