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Missed “Marketplace” with Kai Ryssdal on air? Catch up here! Listen now

Scott Tong

Correspondent

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I report on sustainability issues (energy, climate, environment, resources) for Marketplace, as well as the U.S.-China technology relationship, frequently describes as “fraught.” I am Marketplace’s former China bureau chief.

What was your first job?

English-language audiotape (yes, tape) voice-over work. Sixth grade.Taiwan.

What advice do you wish someone had given you before you started this career?

Show up an hour before the interview.

Fill in the blank: Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you ______.

Gas for kid carpools; Washington Capitals hockey tickets.

What is something that everyone should own, no matter how much it costs?

Smoker (plus wooden slotted spoon).

What’s your most memorable Marketplace moment?

Sneaking into Burma for twenty bucks.

Latest Stories from Scott (1,204)

China's service economy imperiled by virus emergency

by Scott Tong Jan 24, 2020
Services now form a key sector in China's economy.
Residents wear masks while buying vegetables in the market on Jan. 23th, 2020 in Wuhan, China.
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Davos 2020 theme: Better capitalism

by Scott Tong Jan 20, 2020
This year's World Economic Forum brings the focus to shareholders.
World Economic Forum (WEF) founder and executive chairman Klaus Schwab attends a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of World Economic Forum during the WEF's annual meeting in Davos, on Jan. 20, 2020.
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Theft of farming secrets is backdrop for U.S.-China trade deal

by Scott Tong Jan 15, 2020
The U.S. accuses Chinese actors of systematically stealing American ideas, including agricultural technology.
Micro greens growing at a vertical farm in Newark, New Jersey.
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Iran could be ramping up a fake news campaign

by Scott Tong Jan 8, 2020
Iran's had a history of cyber propaganda meant to rally support in the Middle East.
Protesters hold pictures of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani during a demonstration outside the U.S. consulate in Istanbul on Jan. 5.
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How an Iranian cyberattack might start

by Scott Tong Jan 8, 2020
One way Iran could find its way into corporate networks is through individual employees.
Iranians hold anti-U.S. banners during a demonstration in the capital Tehran on Jan. 3, 2020 following the killing of Iranian Revolutionary Guards Major General Qasem Soleimani in a U.S. strike.
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After the U.S. attack in Iraq, how high will oil go?

by Scott Tong Jan 3, 2020
Some analysts say Iran’s most likely initial target for retaliation? Oil facilities in Iraq.
Protesters in Lahore, Pakistan, hold a burned U.S. flag on Friday as they shout slogans during a demonstration near the U.S. consulate following a U.S. airstrike that killed Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani in Iraq.
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Shipping costs likely to rise as new clean-air rules kick in for vessels on January 1

by Scott Tong Dec 26, 2019
By how much shipping costs and the price of diesel will increase is up for debate.
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Amazon's one-day shipping bet dents profits this holiday season

by Scott Tong Dec 26, 2019
It costs Amazon more to deliver the average package than you spend on the item itself.
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Chinese surveillance companies on U.S. blacklist still using Silicon Valley components

by Scott Tong Dec 20, 2019
Blacklisted firms are still using essential components from the U.S., analysts and company statements suggest.
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Drones, buses and trains from China are getting the ax

by Scott Tong Dec 18, 2019
Lawmakers are afraid the technologies could be used by the Chinese government for spying.
Congress is treating Chinese technologies, including electric buses, with suspicion.
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