Minnie Chan is a Hong Kong News Awards-winning journalist and principal reporter focusing on China's defence stories for the South China Morning Post. Her coverage of the US EP-3 spy plane crash with a PLA J-8 in the Hainan province near the South China Sea in 2001 opened her door to the military world. Since then, she has made several scoops relating to the military overhaul of the People's Liberation Army, China's aircraft carrier projects and others.