The South China Morning Post (SCMP), with its Sunday edition, the Sunday Morning Post, is a Hong Kong-based English-language newspaper founded in 1903. It is Hong Kong’s newspaper of record, owned by Alibaba Group.
The newspaper was founded by Tse Tsan-tai and Alfred Cunningham in 1903.
Editor-in-chief Tammy Tam succeeded Wang Xiangwei in 2016. The SCMP prints paper editions in Hong Kong and operates an online news website.
The newspaper’s circulation has been relatively stable for years—the average daily circulation stood at 100,000 in 2016.
The SCMP was owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation until it was acquired by Malaysian real estate tycoon Robert Kuok in 1993. On 5 April 2016, Alibaba Group acquired the media properties of the SCMP Group, including the SCMP. In January 2017, former Digg CEO Gary Liu became the SCMP’s chief executive officer.