Biography: Yuen-Ying Chan

Yuen-Ying Chan, a Hong Kong native, established the University of Hong Kong's Journalism and Media Studies Centre in September 1999. There she created the first professional postgraduate journalism program in Hong Kong, launched Hong Kong's first fellowships for working journalists, and forged extensive ties between HKU and the news industry.

Chan has been a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, and won both a George Polk Award for journalistic excellence and an International Press Freedom Award from the Committee to Protect Journalists. She taught at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and was on the board of the Asian American Journalists Association. Chan has a bachelor's degree (social sciences) from HKU and a master's from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.


Listen to Chan talk about the international media’s record of capitulating to Singapore.
Length: 49 sec