HONG KONG, 8 July 2020 –The South China Morning Post today announced the launch of ‘SCMP Research’, a new knowledge vertical dedicated to providing the latest intelligence and insights on leading industries in China. 

Targeted at a global audience of business leaders and industry observers, ‘SCMP Research’ publishes reports that provide actionable intelligence, deep dives, case studies, data and first-hand insights while exploring forecasts and implications for the future. These English-language reports focus on China’s unique and complex markets and provide in-depth analysis for specific industries and subregions of the country. 

The reports are produced by SCMP Research in close collaboration with the Post’s award-winning news and infographics team, along with a group of external experts including strategic consultants, professional researchers and industry insiders. Each report is accompanied by a webinar series that provides exclusive and unique access to executives and experts for further analysis.

“SCMP Research aims to serve global stakeholders and elevate critical understanding about China. The speed of China’s growth is extraordinary but the market remains complex and oftentimes opaque. This knowledge product includes both independent journalism and insider expertise, providing clarity through deep insights that can inform decisions for international businesses, institutional researchers and policymakers around the world,” said Gary Liu, SCMP CEO.

Said Ang Jin, SCMP’s Chief of Staff & SVP, Strategy, “There is a growing demand for high-quality industry reports focused on China, and SCMP Research will fill that need with comprehensive intelligence and insights, backed by the strength of SCMP’s editorial expertise.”

Today, SCMP Research released the China Internet Report 2020 which delves into key technology trends such as the impact of Covid-19 on China’s digital transformation, mass adoption of 5G across the country and the continued evolution of live-streaming. Upcoming reports include a deep-dive on China’s healthcare industry that will be released in August 2020. 

Previous releases include the China AI Report published earlier this year, which examines the development of artificial intelligence and its deployment across multiple industries. Both reports tap a wealth of industry knowledge and quality journalism from SCMP’s Technology Desk. 

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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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SCMP Research – Overview

Targeted at global business leaders and China industry observers, SCMP Research aims to meet the increasing global need for reliable intelligence into China’s leading industries. For each industry, our proprietary product – which combines a report of the highest research rigour and careful curation of live sessions with industry experts – provides customers with instant actionable insights.

SCMP Research helps decision-makers navigate the complex and fast-changing China market by providing industry intelligence and insights. SCMP Research marries high-quality reports with closed-door discourse with industry leaders to provide a comprehensive insider’s understanding of the complex nuances of the China market.

Industry Reports

In the age of information overload, we want to help minimise our customers’ time spent on searching for market intelligence and maximise the value they get from reading our reports. This is why each SCMP Research report, specific to an industry, is designed to be a one-stop-shop for intelligence on that industry in China. Customers will find a comprehensive industry scan, in-depth analyses, company case studies, and a wealth of data and other organised information to aid their decision making – all rolled up into one fully visual and easily digestible product.

Live webinar sessions

Our webinars are more than just information sessions. They offer a platform for intellectual discourse between experts and observers on the most relevant industry topics. Frequently, C-level executives of the companies featured in the case studies or identified as industry trendsetters or disruptors are invited to share more insights into their business, adding a live element to the report content. To ensure the communication goes both ways, we always include a live Q&A session for the expert panel to address questions raised by the audience and leave no stone unturned.

Current and upcoming reports:

  • China Internet Report 
  • China AI Report (2020)
  • SCMP Healthcare (coming soon in August 2020)

Our Team

We come from various backgrounds – industry specialists, consultants, research analysts, reporters and editors, etc., and leverage our diverse expertise from industry experience and the financial sector. We are dedicated to the same goal of producing high-quality research products that shed light into the often opaque picture of China’s industries and markets.