Gillian Wong Joins AP

She'll serve as news director for China.

The Associated Press has named Gillian Wong news director for China. Wong most recently served as a technology correspondent for The Wall Street Journal.

This is a homecoming for Wong, as she previously worked for the AP from 2005 to 2014. During her time there she served as a correspondent with the AP’s Beijing and Singapore bureaus.

“I know few journalists in Asia or anywhere else who are as intrepid and creative as Gillian,” said AP Asia-Pacific news director Ted Anthony, in a statement. “Her comprehensive understanding of the China story, after years of covering it inside and outside the country, will help the AP deliver what its customers expect about one of the biggest stories in the world — and more.”