By June, when the new reporters take up their posts, the Post will have 28 foreign correspondents in 20 locations outside the United States.

The Post’s move follows in the footsteps of American rival The New York Times, which recently doubled down its commercial footprint in Asia, by opening a content studio in Hong Kong and a sales office in Singapore.

Their efforts contrast against the Journal’s recent decision to end its print run in Hong Kong and Singapore last October.

However, Jonathan Wright, the global managing director of Dow Jones, recently reiterated to Mumbrella that the closures were “less of a case of shutting down and more of a case of relooking at that business model”.