South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

By South China Morning Post Publishers Limited

Score: 3.85
3.85
From 280 Ratings

Description

The South China Morning Post (SCMP) has been the most authoritative voice reporting on China and Asia for more than a century. As Hong Kong’s English-language newspaper of record, our international team of Asia experts, reporters, journalists, photographers and filmmakers are dedicated to providing breaking news and analysis from Hong Kong, China and beyond. Our unique home base of Hong Kong allows us to have in-depth understanding of the China story from an insider’s perspective, while enjoying a high level of press freedom and independence granted by the city’s special constitutional principle of “One country, two systems”. Today, our dedication to representing the region with our editorial motto, “truth and fairness” is more relevant than ever before. AWARD-WINNING JOURNALISM Download the South China Morning Post app and receive instant access to the SCMP’s award-winning journalism including coverage of the latest breaking news, both regionally and globally, including: Coronavirus, US-China trade war, Trump vs Xi Jinping, the Hong Kong National Security law, Hong Kong protests, Brexit, Global politics, Climate change and much much more. KEY FEATURES Breaking news alerts to keep you updated with exclusives, live coverage and developing stories Article bookmarking to save your favourite features and articles ‘My News’ feed personalisation allowing you to follow the latest from your favourite topic, column or author CONTENT AND COVERAGE Keep informed with the latest Hong Kong and China headlines, opinion pieces, plus stories from the rest of the world Full access to all SCMP content, including publications such as Post Magazine, This Week in Asia and Style Full access to SCMP’s award-winning journalism including Hong Kong news, China news, Asia news, Business, Politics, Economy, Lifestyle, Tech, Health, and Sports Wide-range of regional topics from our Asia experts including North Korea, China’s Economy, Belt and Road, K-pop, as-well-as a spotlight on China’s tech-giants such as Tencent, Baidu and Alibaba, Huawei and Xiaomi Explore new ways to discover our insightful, unique content and current issues with SCMP Films, SCMP Spotlight and SCMP Podcasts, plus video, infographics, pictures and special reports SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS Download the app for free and enjoy a limited number of free stories each month. Get unlimited access for just US$10.49/month or US$124.99/year. In addition to unlimited access on the South China Morning Post iPhone and iPad apps, your subscription comes with complementary web access to scmp.com. Payment will be charged to your iTunes account when you have confirmed your purchase. Your subscription will auto-renew for US$10.49 each month or US$124.99 each year unless you cancel 24 hours before the end of the existing subscription period. Auto-renewal can be disabled at any time in the Account Settings section of the App Store. Please note that it is not possible to cancel your current subscription during an active subscription period. TERMS OF USE All content in the South China Morning Post is copyright South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd 2020. All rights reserved. Terms of use and privacy policy apply when accessing content via the South China Morning Post app. Privacy policy: https://www.scmp.com/privacy-policy Terms and conditions: https://www.scmp.com/terms-conditions Feedback and Enquiries: If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at support@scmp.com or (852) 2565 9388. Your feedback is important to us. If you have any suggestions for how we can improve the app please email us. Support: The app has been designed to run on iPhone 5 and above and on OS versions 10 and above

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Reviews

After update, app is loaded with adds

1
After the most recent update was “forced” to all users, the app is now “saturated” with adds all over every news page. I have been using this app for a long time and the adds used to be reasonably placed on pages. Now, I’m considering completely deleting the app. I have to say to South China Morning Post: you made a terrible mistake to follow what US apps do. I’m done! Deleted the app. Good bye SCMP.
By sj-2020

How Much??!

1
USD125 per year??! For the SCMP this is extremely high. It’s generally good reporting, but it is very regionally focused. The opinion pieces are mostly poorly written and pointless. If the price were 40% of this, it would be worth it. Otherwise, pay slightly more and get the Times of London, or the Wall Street Journal, or the New York Times which are all far superior to SCMP.
By CC95051

Terrible UX/UI

2
They tried to make it work nicely with gestures, however due to poor implantation, the swipes don’t actually do what you want them to do. Easier just to use the website
By Dhsjeudhekeidbaheid

Another CCP controlled news publication

1
The news on scmp has deteriorated dramatically after the national security law has taken effect. Gone are the days of freedom of press.
By Oggle222

Recent update a downgrade

1
I wish I had never been lured to update by the “performance optimisation” description. Now I get more mindless ads and am forced to accept cookies before reading anything. I refuse to use the app until these changes are fixed—remove the unnecessary ads and provide an option for people to refuse cookies if they don’t want them. I hope a better version comes out soon
By Jaybird Tea

Ads with Audio Enabled Upon Opening App

2
There I am, in my quiet but crowded work office when I get an interesting news article notification from this app. I click the notification expecting to be taken straight to the article, when instead an ad with a literal screaming person starts going off and breaking the office silence. To add, my phone was on silent mode! I don’t know how I could have prevented that from happening, and I no longer trust opening this app in quiet environments in fear of causing me embarrassment.
By Joenathanishere

Can u eliminate the open screen ads?

1
The open screen ads are really annoying especially because it has sound by default
By spoiledPiggy

Issue

2
Can you please STOP with the advertisement playing sound whenever the app is opened? It’s such a pain to open the app and the advertisement plays with sound, especially when it’s an advertisement about some goofy children’s app. This is a professional app so I would expect a lot more in terms of professionalism. Please have the sound muted by default for advertisements. Thank you
By FitnessFanLV

Too Many Ads

2
Used to enjoy using the app to browse the news. With the addition of intrusive ads, however, I’ve been using this app less and less and just directly going to the website instead.
By Liuxuande

Watch out for background usage

1
The last version I used was by far the biggest drain on my battery. 66 hours of background usage during the last 10 days. Compared to 32 minutes of screen time. That is a creepy large amount of background time and battery drain. No way to contact the app developer.
By Brad Henry

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