South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

By South China Morning Post Publishers Limited

Score: 4.51
From 1,257 Ratings


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. Our new app is our biggest app update ever. The update lets you explore curated content tailored to your news interests with My News, and informs you on the stories that matter to you with the redesigned top menu that allows you customise your reading preferences. 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 and tech war, Biden vs Xi Jinping, the Hong Kong National Security law, Hong Kong protests and electoral changes, China military, South China Sea news, China’s relations with the EU, India and Australia, health and wellness, fashion and lifestyle updates, climate change and much much more. KEY FEATURES Breaking news alerts to keep you updated with exclusives, explainers, live coverage and developing stories Article bookmarking to save your favourite features and articles ‘My News’ - Follow your favourite topic/author and get five daily stories curated for you, plus a personalised feed of our most popular content Customisable top menu so you can move what matters to the top Resigned quick-access menu to browse articles with ease and speed Store articles under ‘Reading history’ for later browsing 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, South China Sea tensions, China’s Economy, Belt and Road, K-pop, as-well-as a spotlight on China’s tech-giants such as Tencent, Baidu, Bytedance, 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 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: Terms and conditions: Feedback and Enquiries: If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at 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 7 and above and on OS versions 11 and above.


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Not worth paying for

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 completely 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.
By markbyrn

App crashes

App crashes when opening
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“Honest, True Reporting, Factual.”

“Love It.”
By Etsu2007

Still charge you full price if you cancel during trial.

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.
By CUFinancialWizard

Great paper

SCMP , an insightful paper on HKG and China with global perspectives.
By Colin SCMP


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
By Floatingsong

Good, with some flaws

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
By Samzouu

has big heading blank issue

seriously damage user experience when reading
By geniusql2020

Sad decline

Increasingly useless owing to CCP control. Once a great paper
By prof sen lin

Ads …

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.
By studeb1

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