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Celebrate Mother's Day with FWSF, Featuring Celebrated Author Mei Fong, "One Child, The Story of China's Most Radical Experiment"

Friday, May 6, 2016 Industry Leadership Series

Join us for an intimate luncheon with Mei Fong, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, who will reveal the consequences for a nation and it’s people when the choice to have children was taken away.

When communist party leaders adopted the one-child policy in 1980, they hoped curbing birthrates would help liI China’s poorest and increase the country’s global stature. But at what cost? Now, as China closes the book on the policy after more than three decades, it faces a population grown too old and too male, with a vastly diminished supply of young workers. By 2050 one out of every four people in China will be over 65.

Mei Fong has spent years documenting the policy’s repercussions on every sector of Chinese society. In One Child, she explores its true human impact, traveling across China to meet the people who live with its consequences.

One Child Cover“Against the stark chiaroscuro of China’s one-chid policy, I would weigh the costs of parenthood and learn for myself the answer to the question, Why do we have children? The ground moved. That was how it began.”  ~ Mei Fong

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 the recently published book "One Child: The Past and Future of China's Most Radical Experiment" (February 2, 2016, Houghton Mifflin), which vividly recounts the history and after-effects of China's longest-running and most radical social experiment.

Autographed books for purchase while registering on-line to attend the event, book priced at $22.

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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 for international reporting. She's also the winner of the 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, Ms. 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. She is currently a Fellow at New America Foundation.

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