Joy YT Chang

Joy YT Chang

Joy is a contributor to Inkstone and an intern at the South China Morning Post.

Location
New York
Language spoken
English, Mandarin, Taiwanese
Areas of Expertise
Video
China’s four-year-old ‘astronaut’
Four-year-old Lucas has become an internet sensation in China after his parents posted a video of him strolling around in an inflatable space suit. The family said they were not expecting the attention – they now have more than 350,000 followers on Douyin, the domestic version of popular video app TikTok.
Chinese students find their voices on US college campuses
Chinese students studying abroad have taken advantage of the freedoms they have outside China to voice their political views. In February, Hong Kong political activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law were invited to speak at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. The event outraged some international students from mainland China. Inkstone joined them as they organized a protest on campus.
Xi Jinping defends China’s coronavirus response
Chinese President Xi Jinping defended his government’s coronavirus response at this year’s World Health Assembly meeting, saying that China has “acted with openness, transparency and responsibility” during the Covid-19 fight. He also said that China will support an investigation into the pandemic led by the World Health Organization.
Taiwan baseball league reopens stadiums to fans
For the first time in this season, the Taiwanese professional baseball league is allowing fans to watch games live. The stadiums will be limited to 1,000 fans per game, but it makes Taiwan one of the few places in the world hosting live sports. 
An Uber driver’s struggle amid the coronavirus pandemic
Rideshare drivers in New York are trapped between their fear of contracting the coronavirus and need to earn a living. Most drivers have stopped working to avoid Covid-19 infection, but some cannot afford to lose the income. Ke Jun, an Uber driver in New York, is back on the road after a one-month pause in March 2020. His work as a driver is the only source of income for his family, and he is struggling to make ends meet.
2020 Tokyo Olympics postponed for one year
The 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo have officially been postponed because of health concerns stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he asked for a one-year postponement and the International Olympic Committee has agreed.
No schools and no kisses: Italy moves to curb virus
Italy has shut down schools and is discouraging kisses and handshakes to limit the spread of the coronavirus. (Where did the coronavirus come from? How to prevent infections? Here’s what we’ve learned so far about the coronavirus.)