Mei Fong is an award-winning journalist with more than a decade of reporting in Asia, most recently as China correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. She is the author of One Child: The Past and Future of China's Most Radical Experiment (Houghton Mifflin, 2016), which vividly recounts the history and after-effects of China's longest-running and most radical social experiment.
Her stories on China’s transformative process in preparation for the 2008 Beijing Olympics formed part of the package that won the Journal the 2007 Pulitzer Prize international reporting. She is also the winner of Amnesty International Human Rights Press Award, as well as awards from the Society of Publishers in Asia and Society of Professional Journalist's Deadline Awards. Born in Malaysia, Fong started off her journalism career in Singapore as a crime reporter at tabloid The New Paper. She has taught at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism and at Shantou University in China.
Fong ranks in Foreign Policy’s Top 50 list of US-China Influencers.