CNN International opens new Taipei bureau

As the world order shifts, we are seeing the increasingly pivotal role of Taiwan. 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.

Ellana Lee, Senior Vice President & Managing Editor APAC, CNN International

September 29, 2022

CNN International has opened a new bureau in Taipei with award-winning Senior International Correspondent Will Ripley based there. 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.

Before moving to Taipei, Ripley has been based in both Tokyo and 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.

Taipei marks CNN’s 8th bureau in Asia, with editorial operations in Beijing, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Islamabad, New Delhi, Seoul and Tokyo.

Read the full press release here.

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