Chico Harlan

East Asia correspondentSeoul, South Korea

The latest from Chico

Officials say captain fled the boat when hundreds of passengers were asked to wait to be rescued.

  • Apr 18, 2014

Sixteen bodies have been found near the South Korean vessel, and nearly 300 people are still missing.

  • Apr 17, 2014

Passengers recount how a South Korean vessel carrying hundreds overturned and slipped into the Yellow Sea.

  • Apr 16, 2014

Here’s what we know about the situation so far.

  • Apr 16, 2014

At least 3 people are dead, dozens are injured and nearly 300 passengers remain missing.

  • Apr 16, 2014

With speculation that the black box batteries died, officials will use the sub to follow up on the best lead.

  • Apr 14, 2014

South Korea says that several sensitive areas had been photographed by sky-blue drones almost certainly belonging to the North Korea.

  • Apr 11, 2014

The latest acoustic signals raise hopes that search teams may be closing in on the jet’s wreckage.

  • Apr 10, 2014

The signals could help searchers find where Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went down in the Indian Ocean.

  • Apr 9, 2014

Officials caution they don’t yet know whether the acoustics are from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

  • Apr 7, 2014

Nearly a month after airliner vanished, a spark of hope arises in detection of acoustic signals.

  • Apr 6, 2014

The hunt for the missing Malaysian jet is now a race against time as more bad weather is forecast for next week.

  • Mar 21, 2014

Dozens of ships and planes scour a part of the Indian Ocean where a satellite photographed two objects.

  • Mar 20, 2014

U.S. Navy plane that can search under water is shifted to remote area 1,800 miles west of that country.

  • Mar 20, 2014

Wailing with grief and anger, a handful of Chinese relatives of passengers on the missing airliner burst into the media auditorium in the Malaysian capital.

  • Mar 19, 2014

With too much of the globe to look over on its own, Malaysia cedes some authority to other countries.

  • Mar 19, 2014

Criminal probe into who flew plane astray expands as the physical search for passenger jet broadens.

  • Mar 16, 2014

Malaysian prime minister says communications aboard Flight MH370 were deliberately disabled.

  • Mar 16, 2014

What happened on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is unknown — but investigators think it was no accident.

  • Mar 15, 2014

Based on new analysis of satellite data, Malaysian officials say the plane have made last made contact anywhere along one of two corridors: one stretching from northern Thailand toward the Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan border, the other, more southern path stretching from Indonesia to the remote Indian Ocean.

  • Mar 15, 2014
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About Chico

Chico Harlan has served as the Post’s East Asia bureau chief since 2010, covering the natural and nuclear disasters in Japan and a leadership change in North Korea. In a previous position at the Post, Harlan covered the Washington Nationals during two-year period where they where the league’s worst team, without interruption. He’s also worked at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and The Daily Telegraph, in Sydney. He’s a graduate of Syracuse University.