Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson is a China-UK based journalist and the SCMP’s former Beijing 2008 Olympics news editor. He has covered major international news and sporting events, most recently the London 2012 Olympics and Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine. Peter is a Premier League season ticket holder at newly promoted Southampton FC.
Peter Simpson
Peter Simpson is a China-UK based journalist and the SCMP’s former Beijing 2008 Olympics news editor. He has covered major international news and sporting events, most recently the London 2012 Olympics and Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine. Peter is a Premier League season ticket holder at newly promoted Southampton FC.

Latest from Peter Simpson

Chinese artist and author Chiang Yee takes rightful place in British cultural history

Chiang Yee, the Jiangxi-born writer of the Silent Traveller series of books, showed wartime Britons a unique view of China. He is honoured by a blue plaque on the facade of the Oxford house in which he lodged, lived and worked for 15 years.

10 Aug 2019 - 7:30PM

Chiang Yee, the Jiangxi-born writer of the Silent Traveller series of books, showed wartime Britons a unique view of China. He is honoured by a blue plaque on the facade of the Oxford house in which he lodged, lived and worked for 15 years.

Chinese artist and author Chiang Yee takes rightful place in British cultural history
Questions continue to be raised over Chinese ownership of Southampton as Premier League probes takeover

China’s Gao Jisheng’s ownership in question with the club currently sitting 17th in the Premier League standings

13 Apr 2019 - 10:28PM

China’s Gao Jisheng’s ownership in question with the club currently sitting 17th in the Premier League standings

Questions continue to be raised over Chinese ownership of Southampton as Premier League probes takeover
Brexit has left Northern Ireland’s Chinese community confused and divided, much like the rest of Britain

Anna Lo, the Hong Kong-born former Alliance Party politician, talks backstop, borders and the Democratic Unionist Party.

22 Mar 2019 - 10:27AM

Anna Lo, the Hong Kong-born former Alliance Party politician, talks backstop, borders and the Democratic Unionist Party.

Brexit has left Northern Ireland’s Chinese community confused and divided, much like the rest of Britain
Chinese Labour Corps: the first world war’s forgotten army, all but airbrushed out of history

Airbrushed out of history for most of a century, China’s human contribution to the Great War is finally getting the recognition it deserves

19 Nov 2018 - 2:54PM

Airbrushed out of history for most of a century, China’s human contribution to the Great War is finally getting the recognition it deserves

Chinese Labour Corps: the first world war’s forgotten army, all but airbrushed out of history
Pink Floyd in Pompeii: band’s 1971 Italian trip explored in exhibition

Psychedelic rockers’ performance at the preserved Roman city recalled in showcase of photos and memorabilia – and music

16 Mar 2018 - 8:42PM

Psychedelic rockers’ performance at the preserved Roman city recalled in showcase of photos and memorabilia – and music

Pink Floyd in Pompeii: band’s 1971 Italian trip explored in exhibition
Beijing-style gagging order to stop Wentworth Golf Club members speaking out backfires on Chinese owners
Show me the (prize) money: Premier League permutations guarantee fiery finale
Manchester United’s Old Trafford bore draws sum up drab Premier League season
Never-say-die: Leyton Orient are down but not out after Football League relegation amid fan furore
Death, taxes and football’s greed the three certainties in life as Premier League clubs investigated
Seagulls seek to ruffle feathers of Premier League’s high-fliers on long-awaited return to top flight
Tottenham Hotspur dazzler Dele Alli must temper fire to forge greatness
Football must slap down the PC brigade and their synthetic outcries of moral outrage
Player behind the Bosman rule should be booked for his part in Brexit
Megabucks players, not fans, should cough up to save football’s heritage
Has political correctness gone mad? The blurred line between inciting racial hatred and good honest fun
A week of wonder beaten and bruised by Russian desire for a hooligans’ league
Will video replays really kill the football star after League Cup final controversy?
Southampton aim to add more drama to a strange week in League Cup final
Football must resist calls from scaremongers for heading ban after brain damage study
Defeat for Arsenal by Hull City could see Arsene Wenger chased from the Emirates Stadium
No comfort for fans of Chinese clubs after another raid on the bargain basement of foreign players
Book must be thrown at ‘The Professor’ Arsene Wenger if the kids are to learn respect
Manchester United topple Real Madrid in soccer’s rich list but shopaholic Chinese clubs miss the cut
World Cup expansion is no more than a money-grabbing affront to the senses
Oh yes he is! A baddie ref is vital to the football pantomime
Top referee Mark Clattenburg should book Chinese Super League for trying to buy credibility
Sacked with a smile – Alan Pardew gives season’s greetings to Crystal Palace’s axe swinger
Wisdom is wasted on football’s elderly white men
The taxman is cometh for off-shore banking Premier League players shaming football’s image