By South China Morning Post Publishers Limited
If you’re looking to get the mostly official China perspective and an English language window into China, the SCMP is worth a look. It’s predictably biased with respect to pushing China’s foreign policy and taking an anti-West editorial approach. To avoid having readership dry up, It does so in a soft manner rather than the old Pravda hardline approach. Did try a subscription to get around the paywall limits but didn’t find much worth looking at beyond the front page. The limited free version is enough to get China’s perspective but don’t waste your money paying for it.
After seeing a lot of ads even with the paid version, I decided to cancel. Then I realized that the trial period perhaps is not a trial. IOS says I will still be charged $100 and more. Sounds like some kind of scam, if we think about it. Watch out! Also, the editors need to learn how to be objective on both sides of their stories, and make the headlines less sensational. Even if I still have access to the product, I chose to delete the app. It’s bad mental health.
SCMP , an insightful paper on HKG and China with global perspectives.
下个手机app就是为了零散时间看点新闻 这破app上广告这么多 为啥不去电脑端看呢？ 为什么不用手机浏览器看呢？烂活 举办了
Overall, I enjoy the content and the generally balanced reporting of news on China. However, there are several suggestions and room for improvement in my opinion: 1. The app should support dark mode so that it makes it easier for readers to read at night or those who want to read the news after they just woke up. 2. Better UI design for iPads. Right now, it is very awkward to operate on iPad, especially when one clicks on an article. The half menu half content display is very uncomfortable and unnecessary. 3. Comment section should be integrated with the page, not be directed to another page
seriously damage user experience when reading
Increasingly useless owing to CCP control. Once a great paper
I do not understand why there are still ads with a paid subscription. Even give us a tier that is more expensive without ads ? It’s so bad I completely unsubscribed.
Well researched and well written news of the day! SCMP seeks to inform and enlighten! Your reporters are a breath of fresh air!