Scott Tong is a correspondent for Marketplace’s sustainability desk, with a focus on energy, environment, resources, climate, supply chain and the global economy. He has reported on several special series including U.N. climate talks in Cancun, the Japan earthquake and tsunami, the BP oil spill one-year anniversary, and famine in the Horn of Africa. Tong joined Marketplace in 2004, serving most recently as the China bureau chief in Shanghai from January 2007 to July 2010. While there, he reported on a special series on the 30th anniversary of the one-child policy in China, the Beijing Olympics, the food safety scares in 2007, labor strikes, slave labor, child lead poisoning and baby-selling in China’s international adoption program. Prior to joining Marketplace, Tong worked as a producer and off-air reporter at PBSNewshour with Jim Lehrer for seven years. Tong holds a bachelor’s degree in government from Georgetown University.
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