"This new Asian Web site is an integral part of CNN's global strategy to offer consumers more regionally relevant news content on television and the Web," says Chris Cramer, president, CNN international networks, in Atlanta.
Turner hired an additional 30 staff to work out of CNN's integrated newsroom in Hong Kong, for a newsroom total of 85 television and Web journalists. The site will be operational 24-hours daily. CNN.com Asia is the second English-language site developed by CNN.com specifically for the international market. It launched a European version in September 2000. CNN.com also operates eight local-language news sites and two local-language headline news services, including Japanese (CNN.co.jp), Chinese (CNN.com/Chinese) and Korean (CNN.com/Korean).
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