Alice Yan

Shanghai

Alice Yan

Social news reporter, China

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.

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Chinese students turn away from US universities with Britain the big winner

Unfriendly policies, an out-of-control pandemic and social unrest add up to a decline in popularity for overseas study.

19 Jul 2020 - 10:43AM

Unfriendly policies, an out-of-control pandemic and social unrest add up to a decline in popularity for overseas study.

Chinese students turn away from US universities with Britain the big winner
Chinese university sacks academic over sexual misconduct claims

Sun Yat-sen University fires associate professor for allegedly sending sex invitations to three women during break in online class.

10 Jul 2020 - 11:12PM

Sun Yat-sen University fires associate professor for allegedly sending sex invitations to three women during break in online class.

Chinese university sacks academic over sexual misconduct claims
Coronavirus: new US online university rule sends Chinese students scrambling

International students will not be granted visas if they are enrolled in American college courses that are completely online.

8 Jul 2020 - 8:54AM

International students will not be granted visas if they are enrolled in American college courses that are completely online.

Coronavirus: new US online university rule sends Chinese students scrambling
In China, crunch time for 10.7 million students as university entrance exams are held

Notoriously tough entrance exams known as gaokao will be held this week after they were delayed by a month because of the coronavirus pandemic.

7 Jul 2020 - 8:00AM

Notoriously tough entrance exams known as gaokao will be held this week after they were delayed by a month because of the coronavirus pandemic.

In China, crunch time for 10.7 million students as university entrance exams are held
China unveils massive rail and vehicle bridge in boost for northern Jiangsu economy

One of the largest bridges in the world connects affluent Shanghai with industrial city of Nantong.

4 Jul 2020 - 3:12PM

One of the largest bridges in the world connects affluent Shanghai with industrial city of Nantong.

China unveils massive rail and vehicle bridge in boost for northern Jiangsu economy
Coronavirus studies strengthen link between loss of smell or taste and Covid-19

A study of patients infected during the latest outbreak in Beijing adds to the weight of evidence that it may be a symptom of the disease

30 Jun 2020 - 12:00PM

A study of patients infected during the latest outbreak in Beijing adds to the weight of evidence that it may be a symptom of the disease

Coronavirus studies strengthen link between loss of smell or taste and Covid-19
Chinese county sealed off after coronavirus spike linked to Beijing market

About 400,000 residents in Hebei province have been placed under severe restrictions reminiscent of earlier lockdowns.

28 Jun 2020 - 10:59PM

About 400,000 residents in Hebei province have been placed under severe restrictions reminiscent of earlier lockdowns.

Chinese county sealed off after coronavirus spike linked to Beijing market
China’s gaokao exam fraud: victims learn the worst after cheats steal their grades and university places

Students denied university places after seemingly doing poorly in the entrance test discover that others used their identities to gain admission.

29 Jun 2020 - 11:21AM

Students denied university places after seemingly doing poorly in the entrance test discover that others used their identities to gain admission.

China’s gaokao exam fraud: victims learn the worst after cheats steal their grades and university places
‘We could all be defendants’: Chinese doctor cleared over patient’s death, but medics fear prosecution

Li Jianxue followed medical protocol in treating a woman who died hours after giving birth, court rules, but the legal saga highlights the risks doctors face.

27 Jun 2020 - 9:49PM

Li Jianxue followed medical protocol in treating a woman who died hours after giving birth, court rules, but the legal saga highlights the risks doctors face.

‘We could all be defendants’: Chinese doctor cleared over patient’s death, but medics fear prosecution
Twin disease link can make Covid-19 worse in diabetics and bring diabetes on with coronavirus

International registry will track prevalence of new phenomenon of diabetes brought on by coronavirus.

24 Jun 2020 - 5:02PM

International registry will track prevalence of new phenomenon of diabetes brought on by coronavirus.

Twin disease link can make Covid-19 worse in diabetics and bring diabetes on with coronavirus
China sets biosafety standards for coronavirus vaccine makers

Production of a vaccine is still at least months away but some drug firms are already building plants to get candidates to market.

19 Jun 2020 - 10:18PM

Production of a vaccine is still at least months away but some drug firms are already building plants to get candidates to market.

China sets biosafety standards for coronavirus vaccine makers
Coronavirus: China halts salmon imports over possible link to Beijing outbreak as consumers leap to conclusions

Some restaurants drop salmon from the menu while others see a fall in orders – but any link to infections at a Beijing market is so far unproven, experts say.

17 Jun 2020 - 12:49PM

Some restaurants drop salmon from the menu while others see a fall in orders – but any link to infections at a Beijing market is so far unproven, experts say.

Coronavirus: China halts salmon imports over possible link to Beijing outbreak as consumers leap to conclusions
Beijing district on ‘wartime’ alert after fresh coronavirus outbreak

City’s biggest fruit and vegetable market shut down and nearby residential compounds put in lockdown amid seven new symptomatic cases in three days.

13 Jun 2020 - 11:41PM

City’s biggest fruit and vegetable market shut down and nearby residential compounds put in lockdown amid seven new symptomatic cases in three days.

Beijing district on ‘wartime’ alert after fresh coronavirus outbreak
Australian drug smuggler sentenced to death in China

Defendant has been in custody since 2013 after being caught trying to carry more than 7.5kg of methamphetamine out of the country, newspaper report says.

16 Jun 2020 - 10:21AM

Defendant has been in custody since 2013 after being caught trying to carry more than 7.5kg of methamphetamine out of the country, newspaper report says.

Australian drug smuggler sentenced to death in China
International students: Chinese universities told to tighten scrutiny of applicants to plug exam loophole

Eligibility to be strictly checked to stop locals with foreign passports from bypassing competitive entrance exam process.

12 Jun 2020 - 1:22PM

Eligibility to be strictly checked to stop locals with foreign passports from bypassing competitive entrance exam process.

International students: Chinese universities told to tighten scrutiny of applicants to plug exam loophole
‘Epidemic stopped’: results in from second Chinese city to do mass coronavirus tests

In all, 19 asymptomatic cases found among the 650,000 people tested in Mudanjiang, authorities say.

10 Jun 2020 - 7:00AM

In all, 19 asymptomatic cases found among the 650,000 people tested in Mudanjiang, authorities say.

‘Epidemic stopped’: results in from second Chinese city to do mass coronavirus tests
Creek work halted at China’s Erhai Lake in win for environmentalists

Water quality improvement project included lining five creeks flowing into beauty spot with cement.

6 Jun 2020 - 10:36PM

Water quality improvement project included lining five creeks flowing into beauty spot with cement.

Creek work halted at China’s Erhai Lake in win for environmentalists
China steps up legal protections for pangolins

World’s most trafficked animal is highly endangered due to strong demand for its scales for use in traditional Chinese medicine.

16 Jun 2020 - 9:06AM

World’s most trafficked animal is highly endangered due to strong demand for its scales for use in traditional Chinese medicine.

China steps up legal protections for pangolins
39 children, staff hurt in knife attack at south China primary school

50-year-old suspect, believed to be a security guard at the school in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, held for questioning.

4 Jun 2020 - 11:15PM

50-year-old suspect, believed to be a security guard at the school in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, held for questioning.

39 children, staff hurt in knife attack at south China primary school
China investigates senior official over celebrity son Tong Zhuo’s college admission drama

Inquiry is set against condemnation of actor-singer who said he changed personal information to apply for top school.

3 Jun 2020 - 7:44PM

Inquiry is set against condemnation of actor-singer who said he changed personal information to apply for top school.

China investigates senior official over celebrity son Tong Zhuo’s college admission drama
Fifth doctor from Wuhan hospital dies from Covid-19 after long battle

Hu Weifeng, a 42-year-old urologist, contracted the virus four months ago and had been in a coma after he suffered a brain haemorrhage.

2 Jun 2020 - 11:04PM

Hu Weifeng, a 42-year-old urologist, contracted the virus four months ago and had been in a coma after he suffered a brain haemorrhage.

Fifth doctor from Wuhan hospital dies from Covid-19 after long battle
‘More details needed’ on Wuhan’s mass coronavirus tests

Mandatory screening of millions of people a shot in the arm for city but authorities need to give more information about how the programme was conducted, scientists say.

2 Jun 2020 - 5:50PM

Mandatory screening of millions of people a shot in the arm for city but authorities need to give more information about how the programme was conducted, scientists say.

‘More details needed’ on Wuhan’s mass coronavirus tests
New law requires 30-day cooling-off period before Chinese couples can divorce

The clause in the new Civil Code, which will take effect on January 1, does not apply to families with a history of domestic violence or extramarital affairs.

31 May 2020 - 10:30PM

The clause in the new Civil Code, which will take effect on January 1, does not apply to families with a history of domestic violence or extramarital affairs.

New law requires 30-day cooling-off period before Chinese couples can divorce
Protect all wild animals under the law, China’s legislature urged

Scope of national legislation should be expanded from focus on endangered species, NPC deputy suggests.

27 May 2020 - 10:51AM

Scope of national legislation should be expanded from focus on endangered species, NPC deputy suggests.

Protect all wild animals under the law, China’s legislature urged
Take a shot, isolate at hotel: Chinese volunteer 048 describes Covid-19 vaccine trial

We were treated pretty well, says one of 108 participants in trial in Wuhan, whose results were published on Friday.

26 May 2020 - 2:28AM

We were treated pretty well, says one of 108 participants in trial in Wuhan, whose results were published on Friday.

Take a shot, isolate at hotel: Chinese volunteer 048 describes Covid-19 vaccine trial
Boy who lost a leg in China’s 2008 Sichuan earthquake now dances to inspire

Xie Haifeng’s story is one of luck and resilience and he has made it his mission to help others through adversity.

23 May 2020 - 5:00PM

Xie Haifeng’s story is one of luck and resilience and he has made it his mission to help others through adversity.

Boy who lost a leg in China’s 2008 Sichuan earthquake now dances to inspire
Coronavirus: US vaccine protects macaques from Covid-19, studies show

Animals injected with vaccine developed by Boston team show much lower levels of infection after being exposed to pathogen and ‘near-complete protection’ on second exposure.

22 May 2020 - 6:57PM

Animals injected with vaccine developed by Boston team show much lower levels of infection after being exposed to pathogen and ‘near-complete protection’ on second exposure.

Coronavirus: US vaccine protects macaques from Covid-19, studies show
Coronavirus: antibody found in Sars patient could help fight Covid-19, US study says

‘S309’ shown to have a strong ability to bind to and disable the Sars-CoV-2 spike protein, researchers at University of Washington School of Medicine say.

20 May 2020 - 11:25PM

‘S309’ shown to have a strong ability to bind to and disable the Sars-CoV-2 spike protein, researchers at University of Washington School of Medicine say.

Coronavirus: antibody found in Sars patient could help fight Covid-19, US study says
Coronavirus: how severe lung infections knock out a key immune defence

Scientists say that a type of cell that kills harmful organisms can be paralysed, making patients more vulnerable to other diseases.

20 May 2020 - 6:55AM

Scientists say that a type of cell that kills harmful organisms can be paralysed, making patients more vulnerable to other diseases.

Coronavirus: how severe lung infections knock out a key immune defence
Mother’s Day attacks target China internet celebrity as bad feminist

Outspoken video blogger known as ‘Papi Sauce’ lambasted after revelation newborn son was given her husband’s surname.

16 May 2020 - 10:00AM

Outspoken video blogger known as ‘Papi Sauce’ lambasted after revelation newborn son was given her husband’s surname.

Mother’s Day attacks target China internet celebrity as bad feminist