In Hong Kong, A Bureau Evolves With Its Metropolis

The venerable title of Hong Kong bureau chief disappeared, as it no longer made sense to have such a position.
Nicholas D. Kristof, now an op-ed columnist for The New York Times, was the Hong Kong bureau chief in the late 1980s.
An experienced business reporter, he began the evolution of the Hong Kong bureau toward covering more business and economic news, initially with an emphasis on Southeast Asia.
I was writing stories in a New York Times online system for editing in Hong Kong and immediate posting to the internet.
The following year, The Herald Tribune opened an Asia newsroom in the North Point neighborhood of Hong Kong.

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