This news network recently opened a new foreign bureau.
The reason given for the opening was that it is easier to report in the new place instead of a nearby country, and the new place is now an important center for news.
This is true, but what really clinched the deal was this handsome, up-and-coming news star testing the waters and really pushing for it.
He likes how he can hide his PnP habit in plain sight, and enjoys the new place’s lively gay scene.
Nearby country: China
CNN International opens new Taipei bureau and names senior international correspondent
CNN International has opened a new bureau in Taipei with award-winning Senior International Correspondent Will Ripley based there.
In the last 12 months Ripley has spent extended periods of time in Taiwan to report on the growing tensions between Taipei and Beijing. He has secured exclusive interviews with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and Foreign Minister Joseph Wu, and reported extensively on the controversial visit to the island by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
“As the world order shifts, we are seeing the increasingly pivotal role of Taiwan,” said Senior Vice President & Managing Editor APAC, CNN International, Ellana Lee. “Having a team permanently based there gives us vital insight into that piece of the Asia-Pacific jigsaw in a rapidly evolving global geopolitical picture.”
Before moving to Taipei, Ripley was based in Hong Kong where he reported on some of the biggest stories from the region including the mystery surrounding Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai, last year’s postponed Tokyo Olympics, the coronavirus pandemic and the Hong Kong protests.
Prior to moving to Hong Kong, Ripley was CNN’s Tokyo-based correspondent. A journalist with more than 20 years experience, Ripley has also traveled to North Korea 19 times since joining CNN in 2014. – Source
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