Author: Melissa M. Chan

Melissa Chan is currently a graduate student in the department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a degree in English in 2009. Her current research interests are diasporic Chinese populations, film, and translation.
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China Probes Detention of Fishermen

As CDT reported earlier, 28 Chinese fishermen have been detained in North Korean waters and held for a ransom of $142,000. These fishermen were eventually released, but it is unclear whether or not the ransom was paid. The Los Angeles Times reports: The fishermen returned to the Chinese port of Dalian on Monday morning, the New China News Agency reported. Chinese media suggested that

May 22, 2012 12:08 PM

Taiwan President Pledges Close Ties with China

After Ma Ying-jeou’s successful reelection and hopes for improved cross-strait relations, President Ma has pledged to build stronger relations with China in his inauguration address. The Voice of America reports: The Taiwanese president, who was first elected in 2008 on pledges to ease tension with rising military power China, said he would stick to that course. President

May 20, 2012 7:58 PM

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