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.

Why Do China’s Leaders Dye Their Hair?

CDT previously reported on the curiosity around the uniformity of dress at the 18th Party Congress. The BBC reports aside from Western business suits, top leaders also are dying their hair black in order to blend in with one...

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New Realities Drive Population Policy

The State Council has announced that health and family planning as well as food and drug safety is undergoing reorganization in order to increase efficiency. According to The South China Morning Post, the Population and Family...

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China Won’t Forsake North Korea

Tensions between North Korea and China have been on the rise due to the recent nuclear test by Pyongyang. As a result, China has voiced support for the U.N. Security Council’s resolution that would impose tougher sanctions on...

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China’s Black Jail Industry

While there have been promising signs of change for those who travel to Beijing to present their grievances, there are still cases of petitioners being detained in China’s unofficial black jails. Chinese state media report on...

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