HONG KONG, 1 September 2020 – The South China Morning Post announced today the appointment of John Artman as its Technology Editor. Artman will lead one of the biggest and fastest growing reporting teams covering an expansive intersection of technological transformation and the rise of China. 

In addition to providing in-depth coverage of tech issues and breaking news, Artman will play an instrumental role in the Tech Desk’s contributions to ’s industry reports, which have covered a broad range of trending topics that include China’s Artificial Intelligence (AI), Healthcare, and the Internet industry. 

The Post’s technology section has become a comprehensive destination for all things China tech to SCMP’s global readership of over 50 million monthly active users. Most recently this comprised compelling stories about China’s innovative applications of science and technology in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and its search for a vaccine.

“John is well-known for his deep insights about technology in China, which is a vital industry sector that has major global relevance. We are extremely pleased he joins our newsroom, and we look forward to leveraging his expertise in media, technology and content to elevate our coverage on technology in China,” said Tammy Tam, SCMP’s editor-in-chief. 

With more than ten years of reporting experience in China, Artman is a leading journalistic voice on Chinese technology. Most recently, he served as Editor-in-Chief at TechNode, and played an important role in overhauling the site into a must-read for anyone interested in technology in China. Previously, Artman was the Managing Director of Technical Communications at CSOFT International and worked at China Radio International as a radio show host and technology and web reporter. Artman is a self-described “avid China-watcher” and has been living in Beijing since 2008.

“The South China Morning Post has played a crucial role in informing and educating readers on what drives tech in China and shedding light on one of the world’s most innovative and fast-paced industries. I am excited to join a media company that is punching above its weight and be part of their mission to lead the global conversation on China,” said Artman.

Artman’s appointment is effective from 1 September and will be based at SCMP’s global headquarters in Hong Kong.


The 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 our 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 Abacus, a digital news brand focused on China’s tech industry; Inkstone, a daily news brief for those curious about China’s growing impact around the world; and Goldthread, a content platform with a focus on food, travel and culture in China. In 2020, SCMP became the first news organisation in Asia to join the Trust Project, a consortium of top news companies developing global transparency standards for credible journalism.   

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