South China Morning Post Drops Paywall: Get Your China News Free: But There’s a Catch

The South China Morning Post announced tonight that their online content is now available for free. They have dropped their subscription model, and the paywall has been removed; but there’s a catch: SCMP has been bought out by Alibaba, the biggest online company in China. One of the most important International voices in East Asia, was once not free, but now is free; was once free, but now is not free. Welcome to The Wild East.

picture of the frontpage of the China Morning Post October 6, 2016
Protesters are seen during the Occupy Central movement October 6, 2014 , as reported by Hong Kong’s flagship newspaper, the South China Morning Post

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