‘WSJ’ Names Blumenstein China Bureau Chief

By: E&P Staff

The Wall Street Journal has named Rebecca Blumenstein, 38, as its new bureau chief for China. She replaces Jonathan Kaufman, 49.

Kaufman has been appointed deputy page one editor, charged with overseeing Page One of the Journal’s new Weekend Edition. The new edition will launch Sept. 17.

In her new position, Blumenstein will oversee the coverage of China’s economy and the impact of its transformation on business. Previously, she served as chief of the Journal’s New York technology group, which has covered mergers and changes in technology. Before that, she was the group’s deputy chief and a reporter covering AT&T and WorldCom.

Blumenstein joined the Journal in 1995 as a reporter in the Detroit bureau, where she covered General Motors. She began her journalism career at The Tampa Tribune.

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