Charissa Yong was posted to the United States as The Straits Times' US Correspondent in October 2018. Based in Washington DC, she has a keen interest in national politics, US-China relations and geopolitical shifts. She joined the paper in August 2012 and spent most of the subsequent six years reporting on the Singapore political scene, with three elections and countless parliamentary debates under her belt.
As a regional correspondent in 2018, she covered Asean meetings and South-east Asian trends. She has a BSc in International Relations and an MSc in Comparative Politics, both from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is particularly fond of languages and escape rooms.
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