Moved New York Times editorial base from Hong Kong to Seoul July 15 17:21
China's leading newspaper New York Times relocates Hong Kong-based digital news department to Seoul, South Korea, following the introduction of the "Hong Kong National Security Act" to control anti-government moves in Hong Kong Clarified the policy to do.
The Hong Kong National Security Maintenance Law, which was introduced last month in Hong Kong, includes strengthening control over foreign media, etc. It is now possible to request submission.
In response to this, the New York Times, in an electronic version of the article, announced that it will move its digital news editing base, which was located in Hong Kong alongside New York and London, to Seoul, South Korea.
The article quotes executives as saying, "The new law has created many uncertainties about how it affects our activities and journalism." Explains the reason for relocation as decentralization is required.
Although Tokyo, Bangkok, and Singapore were also candidates for relocation, the New York Times said that in the final choice of Seoul, ``In terms of being friendly to foreign companies and major Asian news, Also plays a central role."