POLITICO and South China Morning Post Announce Content Partnership to Expand Coverage of US-China Relations
May 22, 2018

ARLINGTON, Va. and HONG KONG, May 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- POLITICO, the most robust global newsroom specializing in politics and policy, and South China Morning Post (SCMP), a global media company reporting on China and Asia for over a century, today announced a strategic content partnership between their newsrooms aimed at deepening coverage of the political, economic and policy dynamics driving U.S. - China relations. Under the multi-year partnership, POLITICO and SCMP's newsrooms will collaborate on content sharing and reporting opportunities, expert contributed content and event partnerships in the U.S. and Asia.

"The relationship between the U.S. and China is one of the most important conversations shaping this next generation of decision makers, with consequences echoing not only in Washington, DC and Hong Kong, but around the world," said Robert Allbritton, POLITICO's owner and Publisher.

"We're very excited about this collaboration between two equally ambitious global media companies with a shared set of values and vision for what we produce for our respective audiences," added John Harris, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of POLITICO. "We know that our audiences will be better off and better informed if we tackle this important, dynamic story together."

The groundbreaking partnership represents a major alignment of two prominent news organizations with complementary geographical reach and editorial expertise, and also represents milestones in both POLITICO's ambition to establish a deeper foothold in Asia and SCMP's growth in the U.S. market. POLITICO, already a major presence in the American and European markets, now has a partner in SCMP to introduce its unique brand of journalism and content to its influential audience in Asia. Hong Kong-based SCMP, the preeminent English publisher in Asia, has a growing international audience and has launched two new products primarily aimed at the US market this year - Abacus and Inkstone - as part of its mission to lead the global conversation about China.

"Readers from across the world are realizing that China needs to be better understood through journalism that offers a plurality of views," said Gary Liu, CEO of South China Morning Post. "This collaboration will provide distinctive and contextualized coverage on the interplay between the U.S. and China, a relationship that impacts the entire world."

"This content partnership represents a milestone for SCMP by expanding our coverage to new audiences, and allowing us to leverage our breadth and depth of expertise on China with POLITICO, one of the world's most innovative and ambitious digital newsrooms," added Tammy Tam, Editor-in-Chief of South China Morning Post.


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About SCMP

South China Morning Post is a leading global news company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city's newspaper of record, with a growing correspondent staff across Asia and the United States. SCMP's vision is to "Elevate Thought" and its mission is to "Lead the global conversation about China". Additionally, SCMP publishes a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles in Hong Kong including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire, and Harper's BAZAAR. SCMP is also home to This Week in Asia, a source for credible news and authoritative insights from across Asia; Abacus, a digital news brand focused on China's tech industry; and Inkstone, a daily news brief for those curious about China's growing impact around the world.

Source: South China Morning Post