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 services the complete portfolio of Marketplace programming and has reported on several special series including long-term U.S. job creation, U.N. climate talks in Cancun, Mexico, the Japan earthquake and tsunami, the BP oil spill one-year anniversary, and famine in the Horn of Africa. He has reported from more than a dozen countries. 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 economics of one-child and 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 PBS Newshour with Jim Lehrer for seven years, where he produced a special series from Iraq in 2003.  Tong received his bachelor’s degree in government from Georgetown University. A native of Poughkeepsie N.Y., Tong now lives in Arlington, Va. with his wife and three children. He’s an acknowledged soccer dad, and enjoys cooking, cycling (he bikes to work on a regular basis), and running slowly.

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U.S. and Chinese officials prepare for talks

The question is: Will a blind Chinese activist's escape from house arrest muddy the economic waters?
Posted In: China, Timothy Geithner
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Japan: Over the hill?

Amid cries of a "lost decade" and economic stagnation, the real Japan looks and feels much different.
Posted In: Japan, innovation
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Walmart checking compliance with U.S. bribery law

Walmart named a former U.S. attorney earlier this year to check compliance with a U.S. bribery law. But is the U.S. law behind the times?
Posted In: Walmart, bribery, Law
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U.S. charges ex-BP engineer with obstruction of justice

A former BP engineer has been arrested and charged with intentionally destroying evidence related to how much oil was spilling from the company's broken well in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
Posted In: bp oil spill, BP, Kurt Mix
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New LED light bulb lasts 20 years, sets you back $60

Just in time for Earth Day, Philips unveils a top-notch LED light bulb replacement for your 60-watters -- at a top-notch price.
Posted In: LED, light bulbs, Philips
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No nuke Japan

Since Fukushima, Japan has shuttered all but one nuclear reactor. Now the debate to restart has begun.
Posted In: Japan, nuclear power, nuclear
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Sony pledges to rise again

Its new CEO says he will revive the electronics and entertainment company.
Posted In: Sony
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European carbon markets sagging

At an energy conference today, European Union members will be talking about how to shore up carbon markets as prices for carbon allowances fall.
Posted In: carbon emissions
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Sony tries over, with a new CEO

But can a change at the top reboot the ailing consumer electronics giant?
Posted In: Sony, Kazuo Hirai
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Military feels heat on green energy

Two hearings in the House this week will question whether the Pentagon's efforts to go green are worth the cost.
Posted In: Military and Energy, alternative energy, military

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