South China Morning Post

Report On Cross-Strait Tunnel Is Simply More Pro-China Propaganda From SCMP

A strange, rather lengthy report by Beijing-based correspondent Stephen Chen appeared in the South China Morning Post on August 6th, claiming that Beijing is “planning [the] world’s longest rail tunnel to link Taiwan to mainland,” and written as though this tunnel would begin construction in the immediate future. This article should serve as a reminder that, while the South China Morning Post has regained some measure of journalistic objectivity in the past half year or so, the newspaper still often publishes pro-Beijing propaganda with little factual basis... Read More

Claims By SCMP That Ma Can Run For A Third Presidential Term Are Ludicrous

A recent article in the South China Morning Post by Lawrence Chung has provoked ire, with its bizarre suggestion that former president Ma Ying-Jeou pursue the Taiwanese presidency for a third term. Indeed, the factual errors and implausible speculations of this article only go to show how much the South China Morning Post has deteriorated as a publication, in becoming little more than a propaganda organ for China... Read More

Attempts By China To Engineer New Pro-Unification Figures In The Media Spotlight

A new trend can be discerned in recent news coverage of Taiwan by pro-China media and pro-China commentators that act as the unofficial spokespersons of the Chinese state. This would be to claim in some way that the rising tide of pro-independence views in Taiwan and the growing strength of independent Taiwanese identity has reversed itself, pointing to exciting new figures taking the political scene by storm who are staunchly unification... Read More

Recent SCMP Op-Ed Reveals Extent To Which Newspaper Has Become Pro-China Propaganda Organ

A recent article written by Alex Lo, op-ed columnist at the South China Morning Post, has prompted ire in Taiwan because of its citing of claims by Taiwanese political pundit Chang Yu-Hua that at least four student leaders of the Sunflower Movement. Such sentiments are no surprise from Lo, a pro-Beijing pundit and political conservative, who publishes articles for the South China Morning Post daily as part of his “My Take” column. We might question the claims of his article, ultimately a sign of how the South China Morning Post is increasingly a Chinese propaganda organ... Read More