SCMP Archive

For individual and academic researchers, the Archive of South China Morning Post can be found:



Articles from 1993 onwards can be found on

2. Third party platforms

ProQuest Historical Newspaper - South China Morning Post

This database is offered by ProQuest, covering the back editions of SCMP between 1903 and 2001. In Hong Kong, it is available in the Hong Kong Public Library and most of the major universities. For overseas, please contact ProQuest for details.


Other electronic databases

South China Morning Post is also available through these databases:

Factiva, LexisNexis, ProQuest One, Wisers, NewsBank, WestLaw and Dialog. Please contact the libraries of your institutions for the availability.

3. Microfilms

SCMP's microfilms are also available in Hong Kong in the Public Libraries and some of the universities. Please contact the libraries of your institutions for the availability.

4. Photos

Over 1 million SCMP photos taken since 1960s are available at

5. Back Editions

We do not provide back editions ordering service.

6. Syndicating or Licensing SCMP content

Please visit our Syndication & Licensing page for more information  

7. Others

We also have China Mail (1845 - 1974), The Hongkong Telegraph (1881 - 1951), Wah Kiu Yat Po (1925 - 1995), Wah Kiu Man Po (1945 - 1988) available in our archive, please email us at for more information.