Marketplace's Scott Tong Finds China's Story in His Family Roots

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People's Liberation Army (PLA) officers participate in the flag-raising ceremony at Tian'anmen Square on January 1, 2018 in Beijing, China. PLA guarded national flag and held the flag-raising ceremony at Tian'anmen Square for the first time on Jan 1. (Photo: VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

When journalist Scott Tong moved to Shanghai to open a China bureau for the radio show "Marketplace," he also seized the opportunity to reconnect with his extended family. Tong discovered that their stories reflect the radical changes and political shifts modern China has undergone. He joins us in the studio to talk about his book, "A Village with My Name: A Family History of China's Opening to the World."

Guests:
Scott Tong,
correspondent for Marketplace; author, "A Village with My Name: A Family History of China’s Opening to the World"

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