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Melissa Chan, Al Jazeera Journalist Expelled From China, Reflects On Experience

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After filing 400 stories from China, reporter Melissa Chan never thought she'd wind up in the headlines herself.

Chan returned to Southern California last week as the first accredited foreign correspondent to be expelled from China in 14 years, an act that sparked a flurry of news reports and expressions of solidarity from fellow journalists.

Chan, who was the sole Al Jazeera English correspondent in China, said she knew she was on shaky ground for most of this year.

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