English Newspapers in Hong Kong

10 Nov 2021 | ESLteachers

As a bilingual city, Hong Kong isn’t short of English-language newspapers. Local English newspapers do not only allow NETs in Hong Kong to catch up with current affairs in the city, but also provide good materials for teaching resources.There’s a decent range of English media sources for English speakers to choose from, both in print and online. Let’s take a look at some of the more prominent ones:


South China Morning Post (SCMP)

Founded in 1903, SCMP is one of the longer-standing and most dominant English news outlets in the territory. With a focus on news in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Greater Asia, SCMP covers a wide range of topics — from current affairs to politics, business to tech. It publishes both in print (in broadsheets) and online at SCMP.com


SCMP Young Post

As suggested by the title, Young Post is part of SCMP. Widely used in secondary schools as a learning resource, it publishes the latest stories on Hong Kong students, while also reporting on news and trends in a way that is accessible to teens. It also encourages students to submit letters to their editor to get their work published.


The Standard

The Standard is Hong Kong’s first and only free English newspaper. It publishes daily, Monday to Friday, in a tabloid format, complemented by its online version at thestandard.com.hk. You can often grab a free copy in MTR stations and private residential estates. 


Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP)

HKFP emerged in 2015 as Hong Kong’s first crowdfunded media outlet. Unlike the newspapers mentioned above, HKFP is run purely online by independent journalists. As a non-profit making news source, it costs nothing to access HKFP news articles at hongkongfp.com.