Melissa Zhu

Melissa Zhu

Assistant news editor, China

Melissa joined the Post in 2019 as a technology editor. Before this she worked as a digital producer at Channel NewsAsia, an English language news channel in Singapore, for almost three years. She also worked as a foreign service officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore previously.

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13 May 2022 - 4:15PM
Answers on China Eastern plane crash still elusive, one month on

In this issue of Global Impact, we look back at the fallout a month on from the China Eastern Airlines flight MU5735 tragedy.

In this issue of Global Impact, we look back at the fallout a month on from the China Eastern Airlines flight MU5735 tragedy.

3 May 2022 - 2:00PM
13 May 2022 - 2:50PM
Trafficking, violence and poverty remain issues despite women making great strides

In this issue of Global Impact, we take a closer look at key issues that women in Asia and around the world continue to face.

In this issue of Global Impact, we take a closer look at key issues that women in Asia and around the world continue to face.

28 Mar 2022 - 2:00PM
Explainer | China Eastern Airlines Flight MU5735: what are ‘black boxes’, or flight recorders, and are they likely to survive a high-impact crash?

All passenger planes carry two recorders containing audio from the cockpit and extensive flight data that can provide clues to the cause of the accident.

All passenger planes carry two recorders containing audio from the cockpit and extensive flight data that can provide clues to the cause of the accident.

31 Mar 2022 - 10:55AM
Explainer | Gender equality at work: how do Hong Kong, mainland China, Singapore and other places compare?

Labour participation, parental leave policies, fair pay and protections against harassment give an idea of progress.

Labour participation, parental leave policies, fair pay and protections against harassment give an idea of progress.

9 Mar 2022 - 3:33PM
South China Morning Post joins UN Women’s Media Compact to advance gender equality through journalism

It’s the first Hong Kong-based outlet to join the global alliance aimed at expanding the focus on women’s rights and gender equality issues.

It’s the first Hong Kong-based outlet to join the global alliance aimed at expanding the focus on women’s rights and gender equality issues.

8 Mar 2022 - 7:29AM
Once China’s ‘golden flower’, tennis star Peng Shuai is now the centre of an international #MeToo storm

In this issue of Global Impact, we look at the case of Chinese tennis pro Peng Shuai and summarises what we know so far. 

In this issue of Global Impact, we look at the case of Chinese tennis pro Peng Shuai and summarises what we know so far. 

28 Jan 2022 - 10:49AM
Women’s Tennis Association willing to pull out of China if Peng Shuai case not investigated

The former Wimbledon and French Open doubles champion’s whereabouts are unknown after she accused a former senior official of sexual assault.

The former Wimbledon and French Open doubles champion’s whereabouts are unknown after she accused a former senior official of sexual assault.

20 Nov 2021 - 9:48AM
Xi Jinping’s absence felt at G20 as Rome summit delivers few new climate commitments

In this issue of Global Impact, looks back at the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Rome. 

In this issue of Global Impact, looks back at the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Rome. 

8 Nov 2021 - 2:00PM
Explainer | Aukus alliance: what is it, what does it have to do with China, and why is France angry?

The Aukus alliance, a three-party security pact between Australia, the UK and the US, will equip Australian forces with the know-how to build nuclear-powered submarines.

The Aukus alliance, a three-party security pact between Australia, the UK and the US, will equip Australian forces with the know-how to build nuclear-powered submarines.

11 Oct 2021 - 3:12PM
What to make of Xi’s speech at the Communist Party centenary

In this issue of Global Impact, we recap the key points of Xi Jinping's speech as China’s Communist Party celebrated its centenary on July 1 and what it means for the country and the world going forward.

In this issue of Global Impact, we recap the key points of Xi Jinping's speech as China’s Communist Party celebrated its centenary on July 1 and what it means for the country and the world going forward.

26 Jul 2021 - 2:28PM
Will the Olympic spirit burn bright at China’s 2022 Winter Games amid boycott calls and the pandemic?

This week, the Global Impact newsletter takes a closer look at the issues affecting China’s 2022 Winter Olympics. 

This week, the Global Impact newsletter takes a closer look at the issues affecting China’s 2022 Winter Olympics. 

10 May 2021 - 3:35PM