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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.
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South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Marking 20 years as ‘Post’ cartoonist, Harry Harrison publishes new book, ‘Add Ink’” – below is their description.
It has been 27 years since the South China Morning Post’s Harry Harrison moved to Hong Kong, where he began work as the Post’s cartoonist. Through the years, his illustrations depicted the many changes the city has undergone, most recently, the 2019 Hong Kong protests to his series on the Covid-19 pandemic. Harry recaps his “roller coaster” journey in a new collection of cartoons titled Add Ink: Cartoon chronicles of life in Hong Kong.
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