SCMP 115th Anniversary

SCMP 115th Anniversary

This 115-year-old newspaper was founded to start a revolution
The first edition of Hong Kong’s oldest English-language newspaper was published on this day exactly 115 years ago, when China was at a crossroads. By 1903, China had been ruled by the ethnic Manchus of the Qing court for more than two centuries. Widespread corruption had weakened the Middle Kingdom, with multiple foreign powers – including Britain, Russia, France and Germany – carving out their spheres of influence. The country was also reeling from the humiliation of a surprise defeat by Japan, a former vassal state, in 1895.    A small group of people believed republican revolution was the only way out for China. Tse Tsan-tai, the co-founder of the South China Morning Post, was one of the
Costume kings
In honor of the South China Morning Post’s 115th anniversary on November 6, staff at the paper held a costume competition. There were three categories, to mark three seminal periods in the newspaper's history: China’s Qing dynasty, the ’80s and the future. Here are some of the best contestants from the office, where not much work has got done today: Qing dynasty The ’80s The future Who do you think did the best? Tweet us @InkstoneNews to let us know who you think should have won.