A reporter looks at the Sichuan earthquake, and her own life

Most of my friends here know that of all the reporters I’ve worked with in China, Mei Fong of the Wall Street Journal always has always occupied a special place in my heart. Now, after reading this extraordinary article of her trip to the site of the earthquake, tied in with the personal heartache she was going through at the time, that “special place” is more special than ever.

Each of us who has ever worked with or known Mei Fong in any capacity is not just lucky. We’re blessed.

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Richard Burger is the author of Behind the Red Door: Sex in China, an exploration of China's sexual revolution and its clash with traditional Chinese values.

The Discussion: 7 Comments

Thanks for that link Richard. She sounds great.

May 14, 2009 @ 8:13 pm | Comment

beautiful and heartbreaking.

May 15, 2009 @ 4:26 am | Comment

heartbreaking…

May 15, 2009 @ 4:45 am | Comment

Maybe it’s just my hormones, but I cried. Lovely piece.

May 15, 2009 @ 12:57 pm | Comment

No Lisa, it had the same effect on me, too. Those last few sentences….

May 15, 2009 @ 3:15 pm | Comment

Great Richard, wonderful piece. I thought Josh did a nice job with the video as well. Thanks for the link.

May 15, 2009 @ 5:35 pm | Comment

hi,since I have read the report from that time ,I can’t forget Mei fong for her personal heartache.I wish I can help her because I have the similar experience with her.now I have a four years old son .

June 5, 2009 @ 5:02 pm | Comment

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