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South China Morning Post: Hong Kong newspaper
The South China Morning Post, with its Sunday edition, the Sunday Morning Post, is a Hong Kong English-language newspaper founded in 1903. It is Hong Kong's newspaper of record, owned by Alibaba Group. The journal was founded by Australian-born anti-Qing dynasty revolutionary Tse Tsan-tai and British journalist Alfred Cunningham, with the first edition of the paper published on 6 November 1903. The journal's circulation has been relatively stable for years—the average daily circulation stood at 100,000 in 2016. A 2019 survey from the Chinese University of Hong Kong sampling 1079 local households suggested that SCMP was seen as the most credible paid newspaper in Hong Kong.


Coronavirus quarantine hotel collapses in China, killing 10 [Video]

Coronavirus quarantine hotel collapses in China, killing 10

Scores of people under coronavirus quarantine in Quanzhou, China were trapped over the weekend after the hotel they were in suddenly collapsed.

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Wildlife consumption banned in China [Video]

Wildlife consumption banned in China

China announced on Monday that the country has banned the consumption and trade of wildlife with immediate effect amid the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak.

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New cases show novel coronavirus could spread via sewage pipes [Video]

New cases show novel coronavirus could spread via sewage pipes

A Hong Kong woman fell victim to the new coronavirus after a man residing 10 floors directly above her unit became sick.

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Chinese delegation plans to travel to Washington to sign trade deal: SCMP

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Louis Vuitton to close Hong Kong shop as protests bite: report

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China objects to Malaysia's U.N. submission on South China Sea: SCMP

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Pirates capture crew members of Hong Kong-flagged tanker: SCMP

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U.S.-China made no progress in deputy-level trade talks: South China Morning Post

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Streets of Hong Kong become protest battlefield on China National Day

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Trump adviser says U.S. president ready to escalate trade war if no deal agreed soon: SCMP

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