Ivan Zhai

Ivan Zhai

Ivan Zhai is the Social Media Editor at the South China Morning Post. Prior to his current position, Ivan spent 10 years working for the Guangzhou-based 21st Century World Herald and in the Post's Guangzhou bureau, covering Chinese politics, macroeconomics and online communities. In 2008, Ivan won an Alfred Friendly Press Fellowship. He shares his findings and thoughts on digital media, cognitive neuroscience and China on Twitter and Chinese microblogs as @ivanzhai.

Latest from Ivan Zhai

Opinion | Science students embroiled in plant safety debate

Authorities play dangerous game by having people still studying at university act as experts.

12 Apr 2014 - 4:58AM

Authorities play dangerous game by having people still studying at university act as experts.

Science students embroiled in plant safety debate
Opinion | Open look at city budgets more than just window-dressing in graft fight

Many people appeared disappointed Premier Li Keqiang did not give details during his press conference at the National People's Congress about the corruption investigation into former security tsar Zhou Yongkang.

15 Mar 2014 - 5:55AM

Many people appeared disappointed Premier Li Keqiang did not give details during his press conference at the National People's Congress about the corruption investigation into former security tsar Zhou Yongkang.

Open look at city budgets more than just window-dressing in graft fight
Opinion | Guangdong slow to apply lessons learnt on bird flu

Following the recent news of more bird flu cases in Guangdong - two of them Hong Kong residents who contracted the disease in Shenzhen -authorities in the province appear to be making serious efforts to contain the outbreak.

28 Dec 2013 - 6:36AM

Following the recent news of more bird flu cases in Guangdong - two of them Hong Kong residents who contracted the disease in Shenzhen -authorities in the province appear to be making serious efforts to contain the outbreak.

Guangdong slow to apply lessons learnt on bird flu
Opinion | Dark drama where only insiders know the script

Who are we to believe? This is the conundrum facing many mainlanders as they witness a saga with multiple twists involving an outspoken tabloid newspaper, one of its reporters now under arrest, a leading heavy equipment manufacturer and, inevitably, the law enforcement agencies.

2 Nov 2013 - 5:21AM

Who are we to believe? This is the conundrum facing many mainlanders as they witness a saga with multiple twists involving an outspoken tabloid newspaper, one of its reporters now under arrest, a leading heavy equipment manufacturer and, inevitably, the law enforcement agencies.

Dark drama where only insiders know the script
Digital Journalism Review | Former Taiwan premier's Chinese weibo account deleted (updated)

Former Taiwan premier Frank Hsieh Chang-Ting is probably the first heavyweight from the Democratic Progressive Party with his own fan club on the Chinese mainland.

21 Feb 2013 - 12:23PM

Former Taiwan premier Frank Hsieh Chang-Ting is probably the first heavyweight from the Democratic Progressive Party with his own fan club on the Chinese mainland.

Former Taiwan premier's Chinese weibo account deleted (updated)
Former Google China boss complains of censorship on Twitter
Blacklists unfair to firms, says legal expert
Guangdong gearing to top Taiwan economy
Bid to join the dots on deaths of 3 pig farmers
Demand for quality housing pushes up Guangzhou prices
Officer's odds slim: doctor
13 Sep 2006 - 12:00AM
Officer's odds slim: doctor
Developers eye the prime sites of urban villages
Guangzhou property prices rise despite tough cooling measures
Deadlock on resuming freshwater fish supply
Spy-in-the-sky system to spot delta's worst polluters
Guangzhou supermarkets fail food safety inspection
Probe over deaths of pig farmers widens
Mayor defends employee housing
17 Mar 2007 - 12:00AM
Mayor defends employee housing
Don't exaggerate the dangers, Guangdong farmers tell HK
Residents come first for Guangzhou CPPCC delegates
Shortage of skilled workers may jeopardise Guangzhou's industry
Guangdong GDP tipped to surge by up to 15.2pc
Dongguan mayor gives HK factories a year to clean up
Developers focus of drive to cool real estate market
Fish prices tipped to rise 60pc today
Major study will track down Delta air polluters
No end to surge in property prices
Freshwater fish stalls close over taint scare
Guangzhou's crime rate drops 10pc
Shenzhen official hopes for better HK relations