Alyssa Chen

Hong Kong

Alyssa Chen

Intern

Alyssa Chen joined the Post as an intern reporter on the China desk. She is currently pursuing a Master of Journalism at the University of Hong Kong. Previously, she studied journalism at Xiamen University Malaysia and international relations at Cardiff University.

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China suspends 26 more air routes, 4 from US, over Covid-19 infections

American Airlines and Delta Air Lines have two routes each suspended from January 24 after passengers test positive, as China aims to minimise imported cases.

American Airlines and Delta Air Lines have two routes each suspended from January 24 after passengers test positive, as China aims to minimise imported cases.

14 Jan 2022 - 9:29PM
Chinese hospitals told to suspend operations after deaths linked to strict Covid-19 rules

Incidents involving two people denied immediate hospital admission – a woman who had a miscarriage and a man who died of a heart attack – have sparked public outrage and disciplinary action.

Incidents involving two people denied immediate hospital admission – a woman who had a miscarriage and a man who died of a heart attack – have sparked public outrage and disciplinary action.

13 Jan 2022 - 11:10PM
Chinese province takes on twin coronavirus fronts of Omicron and Delta

Anyang in Henan province reports two cases of the new variant among 58 in the city for Monday.

Anyang in Henan province reports two cases of the new variant among 58 in the city for Monday.

11 Jan 2022 - 11:15PM
Omicron has spread from Tianjin to Henan weeks before Winter Olympics, Lunar New Year

Two cases of the highly infectious Covid-19 strain found in city of Anyang on Sunday, traced to a student who travelled there nearly two weeks ago.

Two cases of the highly infectious Covid-19 strain found in city of Anyang on Sunday, traced to a student who travelled there nearly two weeks ago.

11 Jan 2022 - 3:17PM
Explainer | What is it like to stay at one of China’s massive quarantine centres in the Greater Bay Area?

Authorities in four southern Chinese cities have built health stations catering to thousands of travellers at any one time.

Authorities in four southern Chinese cities have built health stations catering to thousands of travellers at any one time.

10 Jan 2022 - 7:55AM
China’s zero-Covid policy: Xian takes stock as 3rd lockdown week looms

Strict implementation of zero-Covid rules has its own challenges, city finds, from food shortages and health app outages, to fatal health care lapses.

Strict implementation of zero-Covid rules has its own challenges, city finds, from food shortages and health app outages, to fatal health care lapses.

9 Jan 2022 - 9:39PM
Covid-19 in China: Xian cases continue to fall and health chief apologises to woman who lost baby after being turned away from hospital

Restrictions have been imposed and mass testing is under way as central province reports 64 new infections, most of them in Xuchang.

Restrictions have been imposed and mass testing is under way as central province reports 64 new infections, most of them in Xuchang.

7 Jan 2022 - 1:54PM
Coronavirus: cases in Xian may be slowing but anywhere in China could be next, says health expert

Xian, whose residents have been locked down for almost two weeks, reported 35 Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, a drop from 95 the day before.

Xian, whose residents have been locked down for almost two weeks, reported 35 Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, a drop from 95 the day before.

5 Jan 2022 - 5:00PM
How Covid-19 and cancelled flights left a Chinese student stranded in Seattle

One of those affected by flight cancellations says she is unsure whether she can afford a ticket home or whether she will be able to stay in the US.

One of those affected by flight cancellations says she is unsure whether she can afford a ticket home or whether she will be able to stay in the US.

2 Jan 2022 - 12:24PM
Chinese students in US scramble to get flights home amid travel chaos

US flight cancellations because of staff shortages and bad weather have left some stranded.

US flight cancellations because of staff shortages and bad weather have left some stranded.

1 Jan 2022 - 12:20AM
Chinese embassy highlights aircrew shortage after Delta flight’s mysterious U-turn

Embassy in US says American carriers’ staff shortages have caused a lot of cancellations, after Delta said a new policy in Shanghai caused plane to turn back.

Embassy in US says American carriers’ staff shortages have caused a lot of cancellations, after Delta said a new policy in Shanghai caused plane to turn back.

28 Dec 2021 - 8:12PM
Explainer | The US has practised ‘strategic ambiguity’ on Taiwan for decades. Is that set to change?

Analyst sees subtle shift to ‘strategic clarification’ policy, where US officials send out contradictory signals as part of using Taiwan to counter Beijing.

Analyst sees subtle shift to ‘strategic clarification’ policy, where US officials send out contradictory signals as part of using Taiwan to counter Beijing.

25 Dec 2021 - 5:00PM
Japan creates new post to handle Taiwan affairs, as tensions rise with Beijing

Move comes at a time of increasing acrimony between Beijing and Tokyo, especially over comments on Taiwan from former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe.

Move comes at a time of increasing acrimony between Beijing and Tokyo, especially over comments on Taiwan from former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe.

17 Dec 2021 - 9:30PM
China hails South Korea’s Olympic spirit after row over diplomatic boycotts

South Korean foreign ministry offers support for Beijing’s hosting of the 2022 Winter Games, but does not say whether Seoul will send a delegation.

South Korean foreign ministry offers support for Beijing’s hosting of the 2022 Winter Games, but does not say whether Seoul will send a delegation.

9 Dec 2021 - 10:39AM