22 The Flora Lewis Award 2022

Best commentary in any medium on international news

AWARD NAME: The Flora Lewis Award 2022
AFFILIATION: The New York Times
HONORED WORK: “The New New World”

Li Yuan provided fascinating insight into how China’s zero-Covid policies affected the daily lives of people and the morale of a nation. Her clear-eyed reporting and interviews, combined with her astute commentary, offers an indispensable window into the consequences of a pandemic that changed the world, and has permanently altered Chinese society.

Links to the winning work:

1. The Army of Millions Who Enforce China’s ‘Zero Covid’ Policy, at All Costs

2. China’s ‘Zero Covid’ Mess Proves Autocracy Hurts Everyone

3. ‘The Last Generation’: The Disillusionment of Young Chinese

4. China’s Public Puts on a Show of “Zero Covid” for an Audience of One

5. ‘We’re on That Bus, Too’: In China, a Deadly Crash Triggers Covid Trauma

6. China’s Business Elite See the Country That Let Them Thrive Slipping Away

7. Traumatized by Covid, but Ruled by a Party that Never Apologizes

Citation for Excellence:
Yaroslav Trofimov
The Wall Street Journal
“Explaining Russia’s War”