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WSJ seeks a companies reporter in Hong Kong

December 23, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal seeks an enterprising corporate reporter to focus on China, especially its auto and energy sectors.

China is the world’s largest producer of cars and also its biggest market, unleashing huge competition between homegrown companies and major foreign automakers. It is pushing to be the global leader in EVs, from the vehicles themselves to the batteries, resources and components needed to make them. You will uncover stories on the challenges and strategies of foreign carmakers such as Tesla and the rise of domestic EV champions like Nio and XPeng.

China also is investing heavily to develop new sustainable energy sources as it seeks to reduce its reliance on imported fuel and meet climate goals, even as it operates a price-subsidized, coal-dependent electricity system, contradictions that led to the recent energy crunch. You will report on how the country manages that system and the impact it will have on its economic growth and carbon commitments.

These are fast-paced, priority beats for The Wall Street Journal, and you will need a deep curiosity in how these businesses operate and the ability to break news and uncover important

trends. We will expect you to jump quickly and confidently when news erupts to tell the fullest story possible, adding context and analysis that elevates the reporting. You will also need determination and persistence to dig deep into companies and industries that like to remain opaque.

You should have several years of business or financial reporting experience, proven success dominating a beat and the ability to generate lots of workable ideas. Fluent Mandarin and Chinese literacy are a strong plus. The position is based in Hong Kong and reports to the Asia corporate editor.

To apply, go here.

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