South China Morning Post 4+

Breaking HK, China & Asia news

South China Morning Post Publishers Limited

Designed for iPad

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    • Offers In-App Purchases



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.

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.

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

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

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.

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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.

The app has been designed to run on iPhone 7 and above and on OS versions 11 and above.

What’s New

Version 6.1.4

- performance optimisation
- bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
4.7K Ratings

4.7K Ratings

bulubuluuuuu ,

The noti does not work…

i’ve been using the app for more than a year. but recently i found that i can’t receive any notifications from scmp app. given that screening through noti previews is my major way to get the most updated news, i sincerely want this to be fixed asap. thanks a lot.

TheTrutj ,

Censorship, political bias and a platform for offensive Pro-CCP trollers

The SCMP has become a tool for censorship and a platform for pro-Beijing trollers to post misinformation, disinformation, deceitful and disrespectful comments about Hong Kongers, democracy and other democratic nations (90% WolfWarriors). Opinions by SCMP columnists have frequently posted biased reports that promotes hate on Hong Kongers and democratic countries. Disrespectful, deceitful, misinformation and disinformation postings in the comment sections by Pro-Beijing Communist trollers often get ignored, despite their comments being reported. However, reviewers who have retaliated against the offensive posts by CCP trollers often get deleted and censored. This is the very definition of double standards. The SCMP has now become far from independent or impartial. I’m about to delete and discontinue use of this newspaper app. You have been warned about this biased media outlet.

pawxox ,

unreasonable subscription thing

I’m a young person just trying to read NEWS, you know what’s better than having to pay for news? I could just go down and grab a free newspaper and read the same exact news. But you know we people will avoid going down bc of Covid and you’re gonna take advantage of that? no thanks I’d rather delete the app than have to pay money to read news. Also i have noticed that we can read the same articles but free on your website?! what’s that supposed to mean huh?? Also i’ve found a misleading article regarding K-pop, please do your research, in fact I think literally anyone even a local could look at that article and say it’s hugely wrong, please look at it.

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