Reuters announced Wednesday that it will open a new bureau in Shenzhen, China, later this month.
The new bureau reflects the news agency’s moves to bolster business and companies coverage in China and globally. The establishment of the Shenzhen bureau recognizes the pivotal role of the Pearl River Delta region, and China more broadly, in the global technology industry.
The Shenzhen bureau will be headed by Reuters new South China correspondent Sue-Lin Wong.
Originally from Sydney, Australia, Sue-Lin joined Reuters in 2014 and has been based in Beijing since late 2015, covering economics and general news.
“This opening of the new Shenzhen bureau is a mark of Reuters commitment to deepen our coverage of companies in Asia, especially in China, where the government is pushing a strategy of developing as a technology superpower in emerging fields, ranging from artificial intelligence to next-generation semiconductors,” said Kevin Krolicki, regional editor Asia at Reuters, in a statement.