Simon Song

Simon Song joined the Post in 2006 after 19 years as a photo journalist in mainland China, the US, and Hong Kong. He was the first mainland Chinese photographer credited with a White House press card. Simon has a master's degree in journalism from The University of Hong Kong.
Simon Song joined the Post in 2006 after 19 years as a photo journalist in mainland China, the US, and Hong Kong. He was the first mainland Chinese photographer credited with a White House press card. Simon has a master's degree in journalism from The University of Hong Kong.

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Farmers return to hardest-hit village after Shandong flood

Two weeks after Typhoon Rumbia hit Shandong province, which ruined hundreds of farms in northern China’s vegetable basket, the villagers have returned to their homes.

17 Nov 2018 - 4:26AM

Two weeks after Typhoon Rumbia hit Shandong province, which ruined hundreds of farms in northern China’s vegetable basket, the villagers have returned to their homes.

Farmers return to hardest-hit village after Shandong flood
Ten years after the Sichuan earthquake, parents who lost their children still await justice

On the afternoon of May 12, 2008, a magnitude 8 earthquake hit Sichuan province in southwest China. Powerful tremors erupted from the epicentre in Wenchuan county. Entire towns and villages were destroyed.

17 Nov 2018 - 4:26AM

On the afternoon of May 12, 2008, a magnitude 8 earthquake hit Sichuan province in southwest China. Powerful tremors erupted from the epicentre in Wenchuan county. Entire towns and villages were destroyed.

Ten years after the Sichuan earthquake, parents who lost their children still await justice
In pictures: Beijing’s Forbidden City re-made in Lego
Modern and traditional: the many faces of China’s ‘two sessions’

Representatives of Chinese ethnic minorities proudly dress in traditional clothing during China’s “two sessions”.

13 Mar 2017 - 3:58PM

Representatives of Chinese ethnic minorities proudly dress in traditional clothing during China’s “two sessions”.

Modern and traditional: the many faces of China’s ‘two sessions’
Gunshots ring out as exodus of Myanmar refugees continues into China

Fierce fighting broke out in northern Myanmese villages bordering China early on November 19th.

17 Nov 2018 - 4:26AM

Fierce fighting broke out in northern Myanmese villages bordering China early on November 19th.

Gunshots ring out as exodus of Myanmar refugees continues into China
40 years after his death, Chairman Mao remains popular in his hometown

Thousands of Chinese people are swarming the hometown of late leader Mao Zedong to commemorate Friday’s 40th anniversary of his death amid tight security.

17 Nov 2018 - 4:26AM

Thousands of Chinese people are swarming the hometown of late leader Mao Zedong to commemorate Friday’s 40th anniversary of his death amid tight security.

40 years after his death, Chairman Mao remains popular in his hometown
In pictures: 2016 Beijing Auto Show
Beijing’s lost Inner City revealed: photographer recreates ancient gateways to the Qing dynasty
Heavy fog and air pollution forecast for Beijing

Heavy fog and air pollution forecast for Beijing and central China this week, the National Meteorological Centre warned as air quality plunged in the capital.

17 Nov 2018 - 4:26AM

Heavy fog and air pollution forecast for Beijing and central China this week, the National Meteorological Centre warned as air quality plunged in the capital.

Heavy fog and air pollution forecast for Beijing
Hundreds march on Malaysian embassy in Beijing as MH370 passengers’ relatives vent grief, anger

Chinese authorities called in reinforcements of paramilitary soldiers and plainclothes security staff to guard the Malaysian embassy along with dozens of policemen as hundreds of people, many of them family members of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 passengers, protested against what some call the mishandling of the disaster by Malaysian authorities.

25 Mar 2014 - 4:42PM

Chinese authorities called in reinforcements of paramilitary soldiers and plainclothes security staff to guard the Malaysian embassy along with dozens of policemen as hundreds of people, many of them family members of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 passengers, protested against what some call the mishandling of the disaster by Malaysian authorities.

Hundreds march on Malaysian embassy in Beijing as MH370 passengers’ relatives vent grief, anger
Guqin strikes chord with Huang Wenyi
Photo blogger on the Beijing beat
Masters in their groove
29 Nov 2008 - 12:00AM
Masters in their groove
Video: Aspiring students deface Peking University temple with graffiti

As students at Beijing’s prestigious Peking University returned to campus this week after a long summer break, many of them had a rude welcome back.

3 Sep 2013 - 5:29PM

As students at Beijing’s prestigious Peking University returned to campus this week after a long summer break, many of them had a rude welcome back.

Video: Aspiring students deface Peking University temple with graffiti
Live updates: from Guangzhou to Beijing on the new bullet train

SCMP's Mimi Lau and Simon Song bring you the latest reports from the maiden voyage of the Guangzhou-Beijing high-speed train.

27 Dec 2012 - 10:39AM

SCMP's Mimi Lau and Simon Song bring you the latest reports from the maiden voyage of the Guangzhou-Beijing high-speed train.

Live updates: from Guangzhou to Beijing on the new bullet train