Melissa Chan is roving correspondent for Al Jazeera English. She was the channel's correspondent in China for five years, from 2007 to 2012.
She covered the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the devastating earthquake in Sichuan Province that killed at least 68,000 people. In 2009, she covered the riots in Urumqi, western China. Most recently, she reported live from Pyongyang, North Korea, on Kim Jong-il's appointment of his son and successor, Kim Jong-un.