Mei Fong

Mei Fong is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist with more than a decade of reporting in Asia, most recently as China correspondent for the Wall Street Journal.

Her work has also won awards from Amnesty International, New York’s Society of Professional Journalists, and the Society of Publishers in Asia.

She was featured as a China commentator on NPR, CBS, CNN, PBS, and elsewhere.

She won a shared Pulitzer for her stories on China’s transformative process ahead of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

She is believed to be the first Malaysian to win a Pulitzer.

She graduated from Columbia University with a Masters in International Affairs.

Her stories on China’s migrant workers also won a 2006 Human Rights Press Award from Amnesty International and the Hong Kong Correspondents Club, as well as awards from the Society of Publishers in Asia and Society of Professional Journalist.

After leaving the China bureau, she was on faculty at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communications.

She is currently a fellow at think tank New America.

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