- By Isaac Stone FishIsaac Stone Fish is Asia editor at Foreign Policy, where he edits, reports, and writes stories from across the region. Previously a Beijing correspondent for Newsweek, Isaac wrote stories on such subjects as the Dalai Lama’s effect on international trade, China’s love affair with rogue states, and crystal meth in North Korea, a country he has visited twice. A fluent Mandarin speaker, Isaac spent seven years living in China prior to joining FP; he has traveled widely in the region and in China. His articles have also appeared in the New York Times, the Economist, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times, and he has appeared as a commentator on MSNBC, BBC, NPR, Al-Jazeera, and PRI, among others.
We are excited to announce that the FP series "China’s Left Behind Children," by freelance journalists Deborah Jian Lee and Sushma Subramanian has been named a finalist in international reporting for the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists. The May 2012 series, published in two parts and funded by a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, followed the migrant worker Huang Dongyan. Huang, then 38, decided to raise her son in the boomtown of Shenzhen instead of leaving him in the countryside with his grandmother, and the series looked at the challenges she faced. The two articles are here and here.
This year’s $10,000 prizes will be announced on June 6 in New York City.