The Times said it would move that digital team of journalists — roughly one-third of its Hong Kong staff — to Seoul over the course of the next year. Correspondents will remain based in Hong Kong to cover the city and region. “We have every intention of maintaining and even increasing our coverage of the city’s transformation, as well as using it as a window on China,” the memo said.In the memo on Tuesday, leaders at The Times said they would “remain deeply invested in Hong Kong — as a focus of our journalism and as a place to do business.”
But the uncertainties, they wrote, required action. “Any disruption to the operation has the potential to undermine our journalism, which is now more important than ever,” the memo said.