Melissa Chen

Melissa is The Spectator's New York editor.

China

Is Joe Biden really ‘tough on China’?

Look not at what he says, but what his administration does

By Melissa Chen

Drink

Yelp’s anti-racist social credit nightmare

The company’s ‘Business Accused of Racist Behavior’ tag is straight out of the CCP playbook

By Melissa Chen

China

Can China be trusted on climate change?

Why are so many taking the new CCP climate pledge at face value?

By Melissa Chen

Politics

The China election

The US-China bilateral relationship is the most consequential issue of our time

By Melissa Chen

Internet

Let’s ignore online petitions

Trader Joe’s rebrands a product line after fewer than 2,000 complaints

By Melissa Chen

China

Farewell, dear Hong Kong

China’s new security law delivered a death blow to Hong Kong as we know it

By Melissa Chen

China

Don’t compare the nationwide riots to Hong Kong

It’s facile and divisive

By Melissa Chen

Internet

In defense of Andrew Yang

A call for unity during our fight for humanity

By Melissa Chen

How to fill the massive sports-shaped hole in our lives

We’re all coping. Sort of

By Melissa Chen

China

Time to ban wet markets

China’s rampant consumption of exotic animals and lack of hygiene standards is far from above criticism

By Melissa Chen

Home

How do pandemics change the way we think?

During elevated pathogen threat levels, mating preferences are skewed toward higher attractiveness and better symmetry

By Melissa Chen

Politics

Is Joe Biden really a sure thing?

It’s time for the media — not just the Sanders campaign  — to start exploring Joe Biden’s glaring flaws

By Melissa Chen

Politics

Why the #NeverBernie efforts fell flat in South Carolina

The battle lines are drawn, between the moderates and progressives

By Melissa Chen

Art

What the Art Basel Banana says about our world

It’s rotten even if the banana is not

By Melissa Chen

Internet

Chick-fil-A ruffles a few feathers

Conservatives are mad at the chicken restaurant for performing a values U-turn

By Melissa Chen

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