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 the overall editorial direction, strategic development and leading the Post's newsroom operations for both its print and digital platforms. Tammy is a member of the Hong Kong News Executives' Association. She also sits on the Media Communications Training Board of the Vocational Training Council in Hong Kong, the city's largest vocational and professional education and training provider for talents in the industries. Prior to joining the Post, Tammy spent 20 years in the television industry in leadership roles managing editorial teams and bureaus and corporate development strategies.

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City Beat | Hong Kong leadership election 2022: one-horse race or real competition, and why it matters

Beijing has been tight-lipped on whether having a single candidate or more contenders is better for chief executive race on March 27.

Beijing has been tight-lipped on whether having a single candidate or more contenders is better for chief executive race on March 27.

2 Jan 2022 - 3:43PM
What’s in store for China and the world in 2022?

In this issue of Global Impact, we look ahead to what we can expect in 2022. 

In this issue of Global Impact, we look ahead to what we can expect in 2022. 

3 Jan 2022 - 2:00PM
City Beat | How 2 hit songs, old and new, reflect mainland Chinese sentiment as Beijing shapes Hong Kong and Taiwan policy

Communique at end of Chinese Communist Party’s sixth plenum touched on city and self-ruled island for the first time, putting both under spotlight.

Communique at end of Chinese Communist Party’s sixth plenum touched on city and self-ruled island for the first time, putting both under spotlight.

16 Nov 2021 - 10:16AM
City Beat | What does Hong Kong’s experience with ‘one country, two systems’ really mean for Taiwan?

Unique governing formula will mean ‘stick’ as well as ‘carrot’ if Beijing’s sovereignty is not recognised, but the telling story of Hong Kong is that one country, or ‘one China’ prevails, like it or not.

Unique governing formula will mean ‘stick’ as well as ‘carrot’ if Beijing’s sovereignty is not recognised, but the telling story of Hong Kong is that one country, or ‘one China’ prevails, like it or not.

17 Oct 2021 - 11:03PM
City Beat | Should capitalist Hong Kong worry about Beijing’s common prosperity drive? Deng Xiaoping had the answer ready decades ago

State media has denied any Chinese version of a Robin Hood-style approach to wealth inequality, but message to city is loud and clear: it cannot rely on real estate to be its engine for future development.

State media has denied any Chinese version of a Robin Hood-style approach to wealth inequality, but message to city is loud and clear: it cannot rely on real estate to be its engine for future development.

26 Sep 2021 - 10:23PM
City Beat | Even Olympic gold is not enough to buy a decent home in Hong Kong’s notorious property market

The HK$7.5 million awarded to fencer Edgar Cheung for bringing home the city’s first gold in 25 years may seem like a princely sum, but even modestly sized flats can go for much more.

The HK$7.5 million awarded to fencer Edgar Cheung for bringing home the city’s first gold in 25 years may seem like a princely sum, but even modestly sized flats can go for much more.

15 Aug 2021 - 11:04PM
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The Post’s digital subscription, launched almost one year ago, has allowed us to continue publishing award-winning journalism.

9 Aug 2021 - 2:20PM
City Beat | Plan A or Plan B for business? What Wendy Sherman’s China visit tells foreign investors in Hong Kong

With city remaining a sticking point in China-US relations, the deputy secretary of state simply turning up at bargaining table is best result in the circumstances.

With city remaining a sticking point in China-US relations, the deputy secretary of state simply turning up at bargaining table is best result in the circumstances.

25 Jul 2021 - 11:18PM
City Beat | Is Hong Kong’s administrative officer-led governing system over? Maybe not, but it’s the beginning of a new political culture for civil servants

Promotion of tough security officials to the top of government reflects Beijing’s determination to transform civil service culture from political neutrality to patriotism.

Promotion of tough security officials to the top of government reflects Beijing’s determination to transform civil service culture from political neutrality to patriotism.

27 Jun 2021 - 11:02PM
City Beat | What does Hong Kong’s defiantly buoyant property market tell us – and Beijing?

New bill ensuring only ‘patriots’ govern Hong Kong effectively signals an end to big business’ influence in shaping policies, but it does not mean a quick fix for deep-rooted livelihood issues, particularly the city’s housing problem.

New bill ensuring only ‘patriots’ govern Hong Kong effectively signals an end to big business’ influence in shaping policies, but it does not mean a quick fix for deep-rooted livelihood issues, particularly the city’s housing problem.

30 May 2021 - 10:20PM
City Beat | Hong Kong’s coronavirus policy U-turn comes at a price, so lessons must be learned

In recent days, city leader Carrie Lam’s administration has had to make two major policy reversals that could have been avoided. Now, it needs to reflect on how to grow out of its habitual Hong Kong-centric thinking.

In recent days, city leader Carrie Lam’s administration has had to make two major policy reversals that could have been avoided. Now, it needs to reflect on how to grow out of its habitual Hong Kong-centric thinking.

9 May 2021 - 10:24PM
World Press Freedom Day 2021: reliable information essential in crisis situations

Today we mark World Press Freedom Day. The Covid-19 pandemic has shown access to accurate and comprehensive news coverage has never been more important 

Today we mark World Press Freedom Day. The Covid-19 pandemic has shown access to accurate and comprehensive news coverage has never been more important 

3 May 2021 - 6:00AM
City Beat | Vaccination is the means, don’t forget the end goal of making Hong Kong Covid-safe for the economy to take off

Uncertainty over mutant strain, difficulties achieving ‘zero infection’ goal leave Hong Kong’s hoped-for economic rebound in limbo.

Uncertainty over mutant strain, difficulties achieving ‘zero infection’ goal leave Hong Kong’s hoped-for economic rebound in limbo.

18 Apr 2021 - 8:46PM
City Beat | Don’t put cart before horse with incentives to boost vaccination; what Hong Kong needs is a definite timeline for ultimate goal of herd immunity

Cautious approach to getting second jab is understandable in these uncertain times.

Cautious approach to getting second jab is understandable in these uncertain times.

28 Mar 2021 - 10:49PM
City Beat | As Beijing overhauls Hong Kong’s electoral system, is the city reaping what it sowed?

The year-long anti-government protests and street violence of 2019 finally broke the back of any remaining patience Beijing might have had. But while the opposition bloc’s future remains uncertain, there are tougher challenges ahead for their pro-establishment rivals too.

The year-long anti-government protests and street violence of 2019 finally broke the back of any remaining patience Beijing might have had. But while the opposition bloc’s future remains uncertain, there are tougher challenges ahead for their pro-establishment rivals too.

9 Mar 2021 - 11:55PM
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?

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

29 Jul 2020 - 4:16PM