Please join us on the auspicious date of August 8, 2018 for the fifth annual DEFINITIVE DC China Happy Hour, hosted by 20+ DC-area China-related student, alumni, social and professional organizations.
This year, we will be joined by Scott Tong, a reporter and former China bureau chief for NPR’s Marketplace. In Eighteenth Street Lounge’s Gold Room, Scott will read from his recently published book A Village with My Name: A Family History of China’s Opening to the World and answer questions from the audience. Copies will be available for purchase.
At the bar and patio, we will have happy hour pricing for drinks until 9PM and plenty of opportunities to meet friends old and new and learn about the vibrant diversity of China-related organizations DC offers to those who live and work here.
Early-bird tickets are available for $10 until August 1. From August 1 to doors open, tickets will be available for $15.
U.S.-China Strong is hiring Research Assistants for Fall 2018 – see more information here
The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is hiring Fall interns – see more information here
We invite to discuss.
Scott Tong is a correspondent for Marketplace’s Sustainability Desk. His stories focus on energy, environment, natural resources and the global economy.
Scott served as Marketplace China bureau chief from 2006-2010 and has reported from more than a dozen countries. He has contributed to special series on the 2017 globalization backlash; Water: The High Price of Cheap; Venezuela’s economic collapse; the rise of shareholder value and the Price of Profits; long-term U.S. job creation; the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami; the 2011 famine in the Horn of Africa; and the economics of one child in China.
His book, “A Village with My Name: A Family History of China’s Opening to the World” (University of Chicago Press, 12/2017) offers a long view of China’s opening to the West, told through the lives of five people across five generations in his own family.
Scott joined Marketplace in 2004, after working as a producer and off-air reporter for the PBS NewsHour, where he produced a mini-documentary series from Iraq in 2003. Scott received his bachelor’s degree in government from Georgetown University. He’s appeared on the PBS NewsHour, the Aspen Ideas Festival and TedxFoggybottom.
A native of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Tong now lives in Arlington, Va., with his wife and three children. He’s a soccer dad and bikes to work at a leisurely pace.