Abby Seiff is a ChinaFile Editorial Fellow. She is an award-winning editor and journalist with nearly a decade of international experience, primarily in Southeast Asia. Her writing and photography have appeared in Newsweek, Time, the Associated Press, Al Jazeera, and Pacific Standard, among other publications. She served as an editor for several years at The Cambodia Daily and The Phnom Penh Post, before going on to work at UCANews, Devex, and Asia Society.

In recent years, she has covered the Hong Kong protests, Chinese-state hacking of foreign elections, and the 709 crackdown. Her work has garnered several awards and grants, including an International Reporting Project fellowship, a Logan Nonfiction fellowship, and a residency at Yaddo. She is currently writing a book about Cambodia’s imperiled Tonle Sap lake and the fate of the millions who live off its fisheries.

Last Updated: April 17, 2023

‘Beijing’s Global Media Offensive’

Abby Seiff & Joshua Kurlantzick
Over the past several years, there has been an active debate about Chinese influence overseas. Amidst allegations that Beijing has influenced foreign elections and politicians, state newswire Xinhua has expanded into one of the largest news agencies...



Will Protests against China Push Beijing to Intervene in Myanmar?

Abby Seiff
Angry with the results of the November election, which saw a landslide win for the ruling National League for Democracy party, Myanmar’s military claimed electoral fraud. On February 1, they seized power from the civilian government, rounding up...