The Wall Street Journal moves its Asia headquarters from Hong Kong to Singapore

It is reported that some reporters of the Wall Street Journal will be transferred to Singapore or other places in Asia, and several other reporters and editors will be laid off, accounting for more than half of the current number of reporters and editors stationed in Hong Kong. The number of reporters and editors stationed in Hong Kong will be reduced to single digits.

Emma Tucker, editor-in-chief of the Wall Street Journal, said that a new business, finance and economics group will be established, whose mission is to “publish news and write ambitious and unique features, analysis and enterprises.”

She also said that the Wall Street Journal is seeking to appoint an editor to lead the group, who will be based in Singapore, and some other reporter positions will be distributed in Singapore and Hong Kong.

Tucker was appointed as the first female editor of the Wall Street Journal in December 2022 and took up the position in February 2023.

The Wall Street Journal also has bureaus in Tokyo, New Delhi, Beijing, Seoul and Sydney.

The newspaper is an international daily newspaper on American business and economy headquartered in New York City. It has the second largest circulation in the United States. Since its establishment, it has won more than 39 Pulitzer Prizes for reporting on events such as the 9/11 attacks and American corporate scandals.