About Elise

Originally from Hong Kong, Elise found herself a new home in Muscat, Oman in 2023, where she works as a freelance writer and editor. She has previously covered China and Hong Kong for international readers while living in Beijing. Elise writes, translates and edits stories and features to make China more accessible to international readers. Her new goal now is to connect Asia with the Middle East.

Her work covers a wide range of subjects, including biotechnology, financial and economic trends, local and international policies, and sustainability. She interviews business executives, experts and ordinary people to get their stories and insights. Elise has written extensively on China for various publications, and has first-hand insights into China’s market landscape and culture.

When Elise is not writing, she seeks adventure around the world. She has travelled to over 50 countries to hear people’s stories, such as the life of the ethnic minorities in the remote corners of China, the struggles faced by minority groups in Russia, Iran and Armenia, and the conflicts between religious groups in Israel.

Visiting a Tajik family in Tashkurgan, Xinjiang in 2015.