Tammy Tam

Hong Kong

Tammy Tam

Editor-in-Chief

Tammy Tam is the South China Morning Post's Editor-in-Chief and is responsible for its editorial direction, strategic development and newsroom operations. She is a Board Member of the World Editors Forum, the leading network for news editors that focuses on the future of quality journalism, newsroom transformation and defending press freedom. Tammy is also the Vice-chairwoman of the Hong Kong News Executives' Association. Prior to joining SCMP, Tammy spent 20 years in the television industry in leadership roles managing editorial teams and corporate development strategies.

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City Beat | Year of the Ox signals political turbulence as China-US wrestling over Hong Kong continues

Hong Kong electoral reform may become another point of contention between the US and China, but does Beijing have any reason to back down now?

Hong Kong electoral reform may become another point of contention between the US and China, but does Beijing have any reason to back down now?

Year of the Ox signals political turbulence as China-US wrestling over Hong Kong continues
7 Feb 2021 - 9:32PM
City Beat | What does Beijing’s current silence over Britain’s citizenship offer to Hongkongers mean for the fate of BN(O)?

However China strikes back, pragmatism should prevail to allow Sino-British relations to survive the row, even if the BN(O) arrangement doesn’t.

However China strikes back, pragmatism should prevail to allow Sino-British relations to survive the row, even if the BN(O) arrangement doesn’t.

What does Beijing’s current silence over Britain’s citizenship offer to Hongkongers mean for the fate of BN(O)?
24 Jan 2021 - 11:02PM
City Beat | Hongkongers may have survived 2020, but they deserve more than just being ‘alive’ in 2021

The city’s coming budget is a test of whether the government can put it on the right track in 2021.

The city’s coming budget is a test of whether the government can put it on the right track in 2021.

Hongkongers may have survived 2020, but they deserve more than just being ‘alive’ in 2021
20 Dec 2020 - 9:37PM
Which SCMP stories mattered the most to you in 2020?

In an unprecedented year, we invite you on a retrospective of the stories that shaped your world

In an unprecedented year, we invite you on a retrospective of the stories that shaped your world

Which SCMP stories mattered the most to you in 2020?
16 Dec 2020 - 4:52PM
City Beat | Will a Biden presidency give Hong Kong a break, or is it the other way round?

Whether Joe Biden adopts a harder or softer approach to China, or maintains the status quo, it’s not going to matter much to how Beijing calibrates its Hong Kong policy.

Whether Joe Biden adopts a harder or softer approach to China, or maintains the status quo, it’s not going to matter much to how Beijing calibrates its Hong Kong policy.

Will a Biden presidency give Hong Kong a break, or is it the other way round?
22 Nov 2020 - 11:33PM
City Beat | From ‘favourite’ to ‘spoiled child’ – what’s next for Hong Kong?

As Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s trip to Beijing showed, the days of receiving preferential treatment are over. The city will have to rebuild its ‘can do’ spirit and leverage its role in the Greater Bay Area, which will require strong leadership.

As Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s trip to Beijing showed, the days of receiving preferential treatment are over. The city will have to rebuild its ‘can do’ spirit and leverage its role in the Greater Bay Area, which will require strong leadership.

From ‘favourite’ to ‘spoiled child’ – what’s next for Hong Kong?
8 Nov 2020 - 10:31PM
City Beat | Hong Kong cannot afford to say ‘I don’t mind’ to being overtaken by Shenzhen, President Xi’s ‘miracle’ city

Carrie Lam’s indifference, even if diplomatic, to Shenzhen surpassing Hong Kong economically goes down badly in proud city.

Carrie Lam’s indifference, even if diplomatic, to Shenzhen surpassing Hong Kong economically goes down badly in proud city.

Hong Kong cannot afford to say ‘I don’t mind’ to being overtaken by Shenzhen, President Xi’s ‘miracle’ city
18 Oct 2020 - 5:05PM
City Beat | When Beijing’s envoy to Hong Kong gets proactive with livelihood issues, it’s not good news for local government or liaison office

Luo Huining’s job request for unemployed man he visited raised eyebrows, but was it a sign that central government sent a senior party official to supervise Chief Executive Carrie Lam?

Luo Huining’s job request for unemployed man he visited raised eyebrows, but was it a sign that central government sent a senior party official to supervise Chief Executive Carrie Lam?

When Beijing’s envoy to Hong Kong gets proactive with livelihood issues, it’s not good news for local government or liaison office
4 Oct 2020 - 11:08PM
City Beat | Is ‘zero’ infection a myth or achievable for Hong Kong’s fight against Covid-19?

Questions linger over whether city’s high-profile testing scheme has reassured nervous residents or provided a clearer timeline for a return to normalcy.

Questions linger over whether city’s high-profile testing scheme has reassured nervous residents or provided a clearer timeline for a return to normalcy.

Is ‘zero’ infection a myth or achievable for Hong Kong’s fight against Covid-19?
20 Sep 2020 - 10:39PM
City Beat | Hong Kong looks to return to normalcy, but what kind of ‘normal’ is what matters

Economic disparity, costly housing, divisive politics – the problems the city faced before social unrest and the pandemic have not gone away.

Economic disparity, costly housing, divisive politics – the problems the city faced before social unrest and the pandemic have not gone away.

Hong Kong looks to return to normalcy, but what kind of ‘normal’ is what matters
6 Sep 2020 - 10:32PM
City Beat | Is Beijing giving a test or ‘face’ to Hong Kong’s leader by letting opposition lawmakers stay in Legco?

With bigger issues on their plate during brainstorming session in Beidaihe, Chinese leadership clearly expecting Hong Kong officials to deliver locally.

With bigger issues on their plate during brainstorming session in Beidaihe, Chinese leadership clearly expecting Hong Kong officials to deliver locally.

Is Beijing giving a test or ‘face’ to Hong Kong’s leader by letting opposition lawmakers stay in Legco?
23 Aug 2020 - 9:26PM
City Beat | What it means for Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam to give up her US visa

Visiting the US has long been a must for Hong Kong’s chief executives, but Carrie Lam is likely to be the only city leader to not have visited the country.

Visiting the US has long been a must for Hong Kong’s chief executives, but Carrie Lam is likely to be the only city leader to not have visited the country.

What it means for Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam to give up her US visa
9 Aug 2020 - 10:58PM
City Beat | Mainland Chinese medical team is here to help Hong Kong fight Covid-19 – but it’s not so simple

Mass testing programme to be run by mainland team in Hong Kong poses pressing questions over logistics, privacy and safety.

Mass testing programme to be run by mainland team in Hong Kong poses pressing questions over logistics, privacy and safety.

Mainland Chinese medical team is here to help Hong Kong fight Covid-19 – but it’s not so simple
2 Aug 2020 - 11:43PM
Introducing the South China Morning Post’s new digital subscription plans

Help safeguard the journalism that the world deserves and gain unparalleled expertise about Asia’s impact on international affairs.

Help safeguard the journalism that the world deserves and gain unparalleled expertise about Asia’s impact on international affairs.

Introducing the South China Morning Post’s new digital subscription plans
29 Jul 2020 - 4:16PM
Introducing the South China Morning Post’s new digital subscription plans

Help safeguard the journalism that the world deserves and gain unparalleled expertise about China’s growing influence and how it affects America.

Help safeguard the journalism that the world deserves and gain unparalleled expertise about China’s growing influence and how it affects America.

Introducing the South China Morning Post’s new digital subscription plans
29 Jul 2020 - 4:16PM
Introducing the South China Morning Post’s new digital subscription plans

Help safeguard the journalism that the world deserves and gain unparalleled expertise on China and Asia’s impact on international affairs.

Help safeguard the journalism that the world deserves and gain unparalleled expertise on China and Asia’s impact on international affairs.

Introducing the South China Morning Post’s new digital subscription plans
29 Jul 2020 - 4:14PM
Introducing the South China Morning Post’s new digital subscription plans

Help safeguard the journalism that the world deserves and celebrate the unique voices of Hong Kong and Asia across the world.

Help safeguard the journalism that the world deserves and celebrate the unique voices of Hong Kong and Asia across the world.

Introducing the South China Morning Post’s new digital subscription plans
29 Jul 2020 - 4:15PM
City Beat | Even amid the US ‘crusade’ against China, Hong Kong can be a critical connecting point between the two powers

Far from ‘just another Chinese city’, Hong Kong’s unique nature could be all the more valuable amid worsening Beijing-Washington relationship.

Far from ‘just another Chinese city’, Hong Kong’s unique nature could be all the more valuable amid worsening Beijing-Washington relationship.

Even amid the US ‘crusade’ against China, Hong Kong can be a critical connecting point between the two powers
26 Jul 2020 - 11:08PM
City Beat | Is there room for Hong Kong’s political centre under national security law and US-China wrestling?

Both sides of the political divide must realise that losing the middle ground will be detrimental to Hong Kong’s longer-term interests.

Both sides of the political divide must realise that losing the middle ground will be detrimental to Hong Kong’s longer-term interests.

Is there room for Hong Kong’s political centre under national security law and US-China wrestling?
19 Jul 2020 - 5:21PM
City Beat | Indecisiveness can be political suicide for Hong Kong government as city faces third wave of Covid-19

City administration’s response to third and most severe wave of infections is more passive than proactive so far.

City administration’s response to third and most severe wave of infections is more passive than proactive so far.

Indecisiveness can be political suicide for Hong Kong government as city faces third wave of Covid-19
12 Jul 2020 - 10:27PM
City Beat | Economy first, politics second: is this a pragmatic way out for Hong Kong – and Beijing, too?

Sweeping national security law imposed on Hong Kong means changes are happening in the city and the road ahead will be rocky.

Sweeping national security law imposed on Hong Kong means changes are happening in the city and the road ahead will be rocky.

Economy first, politics second: is this a pragmatic way out for Hong Kong – and Beijing, too?
5 Jul 2020 - 10:55PM
City Beat | Spending smart at a testing time: what next with the Hong Kong government’s cash handout?

Financial chief Paul Chan must be wondering how to encourage the city’s residents to spend HK$10,000 cash gift, but can he afford to make handout a new normal as Hong Kong strives to remain an international financial hub while facing the national security law.

Financial chief Paul Chan must be wondering how to encourage the city’s residents to spend HK$10,000 cash gift, but can he afford to make handout a new normal as Hong Kong strives to remain an international financial hub while facing the national security law.

Spending smart at a testing time: what next with the Hong Kong government’s cash handout?
28 Jun 2020 - 11:16PM
City Beat | Just how ‘constructive’ were China-US talks and what does it mean for Hong Kong?

While Beijing’s post-meeting statement focused on territorial issues, including Hong Kong, neither the city nor its looming security law appeared in US remarks.

While Beijing’s post-meeting statement focused on territorial issues, including Hong Kong, neither the city nor its looming security law appeared in US remarks.

Just how ‘constructive’ were China-US talks and what does it mean for Hong Kong?
21 Jun 2020 - 10:27PM
City Beat | As national security law nears, Hong Kong’s ‘second return’ to China will be easier said than done

Beijing finds nothing is so simple in reality after vowing ‘nothing will change but the flags’. Second-return concept raised amid Beijing urgency for national security law, but winning hearts and minds will be no mean feat.

Beijing finds nothing is so simple in reality after vowing ‘nothing will change but the flags’. Second-return concept raised amid Beijing urgency for national security law, but winning hearts and minds will be no mean feat.

As national security law nears, Hong Kong’s ‘second return’ to China will be easier said than done
14 Jun 2020 - 10:49PM
City Beat | Is Hong Kong dispensable to China? June 4 vigil is a test

If candles keep lighting up Victoria Park on future June 4 nights, what better way to showcase the symbolic significance of ‘one country, two systems’?

If candles keep lighting up Victoria Park on future June 4 nights, what better way to showcase the symbolic significance of ‘one country, two systems’?

Is Hong Kong dispensable to China? June 4 vigil is a test
7 Jun 2020 - 5:26PM
City Beat | China-US relationship: from ‘same bed, different dreams’ to a break-up over Hong Kong

It looks like Beijing and Washington can never be the allies that the Chinese leadership had desired. And whatever sanctions Washington imposes will not help a city in which the US also has its own share of interests.

It looks like Beijing and Washington can never be the allies that the Chinese leadership had desired. And whatever sanctions Washington imposes will not help a city in which the US also has its own share of interests.

China-US relationship: from ‘same bed, different dreams’ to a break-up over Hong Kong
31 May 2020 - 5:32PM
City Beat | One country, two sentiments: black and white simplification of Hong Kong-mainland relations will not help

A simplification of the complex problems behind the two public sentiments on either side of the border will not help put Hong Kong-mainland relations back on a healthy track.

A simplification of the complex problems behind the two public sentiments on either side of the border will not help put Hong Kong-mainland relations back on a healthy track.

One country, two sentiments: black and white simplification of Hong Kong-mainland relations will not help
24 May 2020 - 9:02PM
City Beat | Long-delayed ‘Two Sessions’ will spell fate of Hong Kong amid China-US grappling

It does not take a genius to see Hong Kong is not a bystander, but part of the ‘grappling’ between China and the United States. The only certainty about China-US relations is that Hong Kong is the affected ‘fish in the moat’.

It does not take a genius to see Hong Kong is not a bystander, but part of the ‘grappling’ between China and the United States. The only certainty about China-US relations is that Hong Kong is the affected ‘fish in the moat’.

Long-delayed ‘Two Sessions’ will spell fate of Hong Kong amid China-US grappling
17 May 2020 - 11:02PM
City Beat | Lessons to learn from Hong Kong’s great mask giveaway

In the CuMask+ saga, the government must be fair to both the companies it chose and the public feeling left in the dark amid too many missing links.

In the CuMask+ saga, the government must be fair to both the companies it chose and the public feeling left in the dark amid too many missing links.

Lessons to learn from Hong Kong’s great mask giveaway
10 May 2020 - 11:06PM
City Beat | Hong Kong needs stronger leadership more than ever, as Beijing exerts its ‘supervisory’ role over the city

A fresh liaison office statement, this time on the May 1 return of protests, is another wake-up call to local government.

A fresh liaison office statement, this time on the May 1 return of protests, is another wake-up call to local government.

Hong Kong needs stronger leadership more than ever, as Beijing exerts its ‘supervisory’ role over the city
3 May 2020 - 10:05PM