Ola Wong, is a Swedish author and journalist. Based in Stockholm since 2014, Ola Wong spent over ten years in Shanghai and Beijing, as the China correspondent for two leading Swedish newspapers, Svenska Dagbladet and Sydsvenskan.
Wong is frequently hired as a speaker and moderator, on topics such as Chinese politics and environment, foreign policy, culture and economics. He is a regular expert commentator for Swedish radio and TV.
He has received several awards for journalism, among them Sweden‘s most prestigious prize for investigative journalism, The Golden Shovel in 2011. Ola Wong is the author of several critically acclaimed non-fiction books on China, most recently Pekingsyndromet: Kina, makten, pengarna (The Beijing Syndrome: China, Power and Money, Ordfront, 2014) The Beijing Syndrome is now part of the curriculum at Uppsala University Chinese department.
Excerpts from reviews:
“A must-read book” (Björn Gunnarsson, Göteborgsposten)
“Amongst the very best books you can read to understand this country.” (Magnus Utvik, Swedish Television)
“An exciting and insightful journey, perfectly structured, interesting throughout. Wong is a journalist of today, continuously reporting, reasoning and commenting and his strength as an author is both his linguistic drive and his clear depiction of what is happening now and hence what is likely to happen in the future.” (Lars Linder, Svenska Dagbladet)
“Solid knowledge and insight (…) This book is like a journalistic blood hound with all senses and historical associations sharpened which makes Ola Wong the very best reporter on China today.” (Göran Sommardahl, Swedish Radio)
Wong’s first fiction book Red Herring (Blodröda Kräftor) was released in Sweden in October 2010. Read more about it here.
Ola Wong is represented by Leonhardt & Høier Literary Agency
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