South China Morning Post 4+

Breaking HK, China & Asia news

South China Morning Post Publishers Limited

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • 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 6.0.35

Support iOS 16

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Samzouu ,

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

Ezcnc ,

Update is awful

Until recently, App was very good (5 stars). There is a mandatory update and app is not usable until you update.
New version is awful. Using a iPad, entire site is in portrait mode only, very difficult to navigate or just find anything. Pages that were fast loading are slow and freeze.
Change for clear improvement is good. In this case change seems to be for no other reason than to move things around. If it’s not broken, don’t try to “fix” something. One more thing; this is not just this app but most in general. Graphics folks need to be taught layout. Style and order have become a thing of the past. Fonts that are too small, images that don’t fill an area, grey text on grey or light white background needs to stop ASAP. Young folks generally have good eyesight but for majority of folks, vision is not what it usto be. Take this into consideration when creating

peasforbrains ,

Looks Nice But Definitely Needs Improvement

Not a fan of the newly updated format. It looks nice but it’s hard to find & search for articles. I prefer the older (& what probably seems to most a more boring & outdated) version/format because it’s a lots easier to scroll through the content & find what articles I want to read. The older way of navigating through the “Tabs” is a lot easier also. Now, it seems like I would have to scroll all the way back up to the top of the page & go thru the Menu to get to the other sections. Please fix these issues in your next update.

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