Justin Heifetz is a freelance journalist with a decade of experience in reporting, writing and editing. He is now based in Seoul and he has worked across the Asian region for VICE, CNN, Condé Nast, Roads and Kingdoms, The Diplomat, The Outline, La Croix, South China Morning Post and others.
Justin often covers life in Asia’s far-flung margins: he has reported on India’s transgender sex workers, the Philippines’ elderly drag performers, Korea’s child star training camps, the young Chinese victims of gay conversion therapy and the rampant abuse of domestic staff in Hong Kong. He has also written numerous investigative pieces, chronicling how domestic workers from the Philippines become entrapped abroad, why young women flee affluent Hong Kong for cheap and dangerous abortions in rural China and land issues in Hong Kong leading the city to nearly run out of space for waste, affordable housing and its own dead.
Justin has reported on the ground from South Korea, Hong Kong, mainland China, the Philippines, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia. He is competent in both French and Mandarin Chinese and he is a correspondent member of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC) in Hong Kong.
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