Tammy Tam

Ms Tam is Editor-in-Chief of the South China Morning Post.
Tammy Tam
Ms Tam is Editor-in-Chief of the South China Morning Post.

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City Beat | After Hong Kong’s extradition bill is passed, what next?

Getting amendment on the statute book is just the start of government’s problems, with implementation to serve as flashpoint amid cross-strait tensions

9 Jun 2019 - 8:41PM

Getting amendment on the statute book is just the start of government’s problems, with implementation to serve as flashpoint amid cross-strait tensions

After Hong Kong’s extradition bill is passed, what next?
City Beat | Can a candlelight vigil ignite a political flame? All eyes on June 4 turnout to mark Tiananmen crackdown as Chief Executive Carrie Lam gauges public sentiment over extradition bill

Size of crowd at this year’s June 4 vigil will be gauge of public sentiment to the extradition bill – and the city leader’s political agenda.

2 Jun 2019 - 9:47PM

Size of crowd at this year’s June 4 vigil will be gauge of public sentiment to the extradition bill – and the city leader’s political agenda.

Can a candlelight vigil ignite a political flame? All eyes on June 4 turnout to mark Tiananmen crackdown as Chief Executive Carrie Lam gauges public sentiment over extradition bill
City Beat | If perception is reality, can Huawei founder’s pragmatic approach to US-China trade war show Hong Kong how to change the way extradition bill is viewed?

Could pragmatic approach adopted by tech firm’s founder Ren Zhengfei be a point of reference for selling the controversial legislation to sceptical public and critics in the West?

26 May 2019 - 8:53PM

Could pragmatic approach adopted by tech firm’s founder Ren Zhengfei be a point of reference for selling the controversial legislation to sceptical public and critics in the West?

If perception is reality, can Huawei founder’s pragmatic approach to US-China trade war show Hong Kong how to change the way extradition bill is viewed?
City Beat | As US-China trade war intensifies, Hong Kong faces rough ride on its way to becoming hi-tech research hub for Beijing’s Greater Bay Area project

The profound effects of the ongoing trade war may be felt on many fronts in Hong Kong, including the challenge to the city’s role in the Greater Bay Area megaproject.

19 May 2019 - 9:32PM

The profound effects of the ongoing trade war may be felt on many fronts in Hong Kong, including the challenge to the city’s role in the Greater Bay Area megaproject.

As US-China trade war intensifies, Hong Kong faces rough ride on its way to becoming hi-tech research hub for Beijing’s Greater Bay Area project
City Beat | Hong Kong’s controversial extradition bill is extra-fraught in light of the US-China trade war and forcing it through may come at a price for Carrie Lam

The chief executive is facing her biggest political challenge since taking office two years ago and international pressure is making the stakes even higher.

12 May 2019 - 9:33PM

The chief executive is facing her biggest political challenge since taking office two years ago and international pressure is making the stakes even higher.

Hong Kong’s controversial extradition bill is extra-fraught in light of the US-China trade war and forcing it through may come at a price for Carrie Lam
City Beat | Hong Kong’s political reality laid bare by fugitive bill and housing issues: the city has no eternal allies, only eternal interests

Recent developments such as the fugitive bill show there is no guarantee that any group will automatically endorse the administration.

5 May 2019 - 9:45PM

Recent developments such as the fugitive bill show there is no guarantee that any group will automatically endorse the administration.

Hong Kong’s political reality laid bare by fugitive bill and housing issues: the city has no eternal allies, only eternal interests
City Beat | What role does Hong Kong’s Beijing liaison office have to play in China’s Taiwan strategy at a sensitive time in cross-strait relations?

The Beijing liaison office has recently hosted two key Taiwanese figures who may run in next year’s presidential election on the self-ruled island.

28 Apr 2019 - 8:49PM

The Beijing liaison office has recently hosted two key Taiwanese figures who may run in next year’s presidential election on the self-ruled island.

What role does Hong Kong’s Beijing liaison office have to play in China’s Taiwan strategy at a sensitive time in cross-strait relations?
City Beat | Is Hong Kong ready to be the financial hub of China’s Belt and Road Initiative?

City has been afforded a privilege no other province in China enjoys for international summit in Beijing, which will be attended by leaders from 37 countries and delegations from another 150.

21 Apr 2019 - 8:29PM

City has been afforded a privilege no other province in China enjoys for international summit in Beijing, which will be attended by leaders from 37 countries and delegations from another 150.

Is Hong Kong ready to be the financial hub of China’s Belt and Road Initiative?
City Beat | Flag blunder a lesson for Beijing’s liaison office in Hong Kong

While quick response to mistake is applauded, incident has raised questions about the need for an official spokesperson for an agency once seen to be shrouded in mystery.

14 Apr 2019 - 8:34PM

While quick response to mistake is applauded, incident has raised questions about the need for an official spokesperson for an agency once seen to be shrouded in mystery.

Flag blunder a lesson for Beijing’s liaison office in Hong Kong
City Beat | Hong Kong’s new extradition law: wrong timing for government, bad image for business, and reality check for Beijing

Hong Kong’s business community, normally very receptive towards Beijing, has strongly opposed the law, which would allow fugitives to be sent across the border.

7 Apr 2019 - 8:32PM

Hong Kong’s business community, normally very receptive towards Beijing, has strongly opposed the law, which would allow fugitives to be sent across the border.

Hong Kong’s new extradition law: wrong timing for government, bad image for business, and reality check for Beijing
City Beat | End of an era, or just the passing of the torch? Economic reliance on housing shows no sign of slowing despite retirement of Hong Kong’s second-richest man

Decision of city’s second-richest man Lee Shau-kee to retire poses big questions about property development, and whether handing over his business to his heirs really represents the end of an era.

1 Apr 2019 - 11:41AM

Decision of city’s second-richest man Lee Shau-kee to retire poses big questions about property development, and whether handing over his business to his heirs really represents the end of an era.

End of an era, or just the passing of the torch? Economic reliance on housing shows no sign of slowing despite retirement of Hong Kong’s second-richest man
City Beat | What Hong Kong can learn from Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu’s openness and flexibility in politics

The Kaohsiung mayor, who paid a swift visit to the city this weekend, has reached across Taiwan’s political divide but he is also willing to talk to Beijing.

24 Mar 2019 - 9:16PM

The Kaohsiung mayor, who paid a swift visit to the city this weekend, has reached across Taiwan’s political divide but he is also willing to talk to Beijing.

What Hong Kong can learn from Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu’s openness and flexibility in politics
City Beat | What’s behind the double benefits for Hong Kong under China’s new foreign investment law?

City is lucky to enjoy the best of both worlds but those same advantages also mean growing international scrutiny.

17 Mar 2019 - 9:26PM

City is lucky to enjoy the best of both worlds but those same advantages also mean growing international scrutiny.

What’s behind the double benefits for Hong Kong under China’s new foreign investment law?
City Beat | Hong Kong government may have bitten off more than it can chew with extradition plan

Given strong opposition on both political and business fronts, government faces a rough ride meeting its summer deadline to get Legislative Council endorsement for proposal to expand law governing transfer of fugitives.

17 Mar 2019 - 12:09AM

Given strong opposition on both political and business fronts, government faces a rough ride meeting its summer deadline to get Legislative Council endorsement for proposal to expand law governing transfer of fugitives.

Hong Kong government may have bitten off more than it can chew with extradition plan
City Beat | Beijing must learn to live with international scrutiny of Hong Kong as Trump presidency tests US-China ties

A war of words has erupted between America’s top envoy to the city, Kurt Tong, and the Chinese Foreign Ministry, and both local and national officials may need to get used to such clashes.

3 Mar 2019 - 10:19PM

A war of words has erupted between America’s top envoy to the city, Kurt Tong, and the Chinese Foreign Ministry, and both local and national officials may need to get used to such clashes.

Beijing must learn to live with international scrutiny of Hong Kong as Trump presidency tests US-China ties
City Beat | Why the ‘Greater Bay Area’, which includes Hong Kong, is more attractive to foreign investors than China’s other major project, the Xiongan New Area

Two regions are the new torch-bearers for country’s development, echoing legacy of the four special economic zones in Deng’s era.

24 Feb 2019 - 10:14PM

Two regions are the new torch-bearers for country’s development, echoing legacy of the four special economic zones in Deng’s era.

Why the ‘Greater Bay Area’, which includes Hong Kong, is more attractive to foreign investors than China’s other major project, the Xiongan New Area
Welcome to the new SCMP website

New online platform will provide reader-focused experience across four editions with smarter content recommendations

18 Feb 2019 - 6:42PM

New online platform will provide reader-focused experience across four editions with smarter content recommendations

Welcome to the new SCMP website
City Beat | China sci-fi blockbuster The Wandering Earth has raised the bar for Hong Kong film industry as it seeks to rekindle reputation as Hollywood of the East

Many local actors and filmmakers are vying for a piece of the lucrative mainland market, but tastes are changing and standards are rising, meaning Hong Kong faces a challenge to compete.

17 Feb 2019 - 9:40PM

Many local actors and filmmakers are vying for a piece of the lucrative mainland market, but tastes are changing and standards are rising, meaning Hong Kong faces a challenge to compete.

China sci-fi blockbuster The Wandering Earth has raised the bar for Hong Kong film industry as it seeks to rekindle reputation as Hollywood of the East
City Beat | Now the Lunar New Year celebration is over, it’s time for a reality check

With all its risks and uncertainties the US-China trade war is not going away any time soon. And what does Trump mean by ‘real, structural change’ anyway?

10 Feb 2019 - 8:23PM

With all its risks and uncertainties the US-China trade war is not going away any time soon. And what does Trump mean by ‘real, structural change’ anyway?

Now the Lunar New Year celebration is over, it’s time for a reality check
City Beat | More than money is needed to solve Hong Kong’s health care problems

Carrie Lam’s extra HK$500 million for the Hospital Authority will be welcomed but allocating it is not as simple as moving money from one pocket to another. The manpower shortage in the hospital sector could be solved by hiring overseas personnel but where to hire from is another political question still.

4 Feb 2019 - 8:30AM

Carrie Lam’s extra HK$500 million for the Hospital Authority will be welcomed but allocating it is not as simple as moving money from one pocket to another. The manpower shortage in the hospital sector could be solved by hiring overseas personnel but where to hire from is another political question still.

More than money is needed to solve Hong Kong’s health care problems
City Beat | After a bumpy start to 2019, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s ‘bottom-line thinking’ offers food for thought for Hong Kong officials

The president has told officials to be vigilant for possible ‘black swans’ and ‘grey rhinos’. The government here would do well to do the same for the city’s outlook.

27 Jan 2019 - 9:40PM

The president has told officials to be vigilant for possible ‘black swans’ and ‘grey rhinos’. The government here would do well to do the same for the city’s outlook.

After a bumpy start to 2019, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s ‘bottom-line thinking’ offers food for thought for Hong Kong officials
City Beat | It’s one thing to raise retirement age but what are elderly unskilled workers in Hong Kong going to do in Knowledge Age economy?

Upside to spat over setting a new age threshold for welfare payments is the opportunity it presents for Hong Kong to look into where the real job market lies for senior citizens who have no choice but to work.

20 Jan 2019 - 10:11PM

Upside to spat over setting a new age threshold for welfare payments is the opportunity it presents for Hong Kong to look into where the real job market lies for senior citizens who have no choice but to work.

It’s one thing to raise retirement age but what are elderly unskilled workers in Hong Kong going to do in Knowledge Age economy?
City Beat | To give or not to give, that is the question: Financial Secretary Paul Chan faces some tough choices as budget day approaches

Financial Secretary must decide if this is a year for cash handouts and helping out first-time buyers, but conflicting views and the uncertainty created by the US-China trade war mean there are no simple answers.

13 Jan 2019 - 10:56PM

Financial Secretary must decide if this is a year for cash handouts and helping out first-time buyers, but conflicting views and the uncertainty created by the US-China trade war mean there are no simple answers.

To give or not to give, that is the question: Financial Secretary Paul Chan faces some tough choices as budget day approaches
Opinion | When approaching reunification with Taiwan, what lessons can Beijing learn from its experiences with Hong Kong?

When approaching reunification with self-ruled island, what lessons can Beijing learn from its experiences with the special administrative regions.

6 Jan 2019 - 9:34PM

When approaching reunification with self-ruled island, what lessons can Beijing learn from its experiences with the special administrative regions.

When approaching reunification with Taiwan, what lessons can Beijing learn from its experiences with Hong Kong?
City Beat | Sober look at the facts reveals Hong Kong and the world may not be as troubled as they seem

As a year of emotion-fuelled conflict and controversy draws to a close, city could do with a return to a more fact-based world view to solve its problems.

30 Dec 2018 - 9:39PM

As a year of emotion-fuelled conflict and controversy draws to a close, city could do with a return to a more fact-based world view to solve its problems.

Sober look at the facts reveals Hong Kong and the world may not be as troubled as they seem
City Beat | Look elsewhere for a sense of belonging as affordable housing becomes Hong Kong’s ‘mission impossible’

With land supply issues and a growing demand for homes, there’s no magic wand for the city’s property woes.

23 Dec 2018 - 7:40PM

With land supply issues and a growing demand for homes, there’s no magic wand for the city’s property woes.

Look elsewhere for a sense of belonging as affordable housing becomes Hong Kong’s ‘mission impossible’
City Beat | As Huawei row rumbles on, protecting Hong Kong’s status as a world city must be high on Carrie Lam’s agenda

Hong Kong’s leader is in Beijing this week for a duty visit, and as the Huawei row rumbles on, the way Hong Kong is perceived overseas is sure to be discussed.

16 Dec 2018 - 9:37PM

Hong Kong’s leader is in Beijing this week for a duty visit, and as the Huawei row rumbles on, the way Hong Kong is perceived overseas is sure to be discussed.

As Huawei row rumbles on, protecting Hong Kong’s status as a world city must be high on Carrie Lam’s agenda
City Beat | If China-US relations sour even further, don’t expect lobbying to help Hong Kong despite goodwill from some Americans towards city

Hong Kong has played a specific role in China-US relations since 1997, but with the two powers stuck in a trade war, reflecting on city’s status can be telling.

9 Dec 2018 - 9:12PM

Hong Kong has played a specific role in China-US relations since 1997, but with the two powers stuck in a trade war, reflecting on city’s status can be telling.

If China-US relations sour even further, don’t expect lobbying to help Hong Kong despite goodwill from some Americans towards city
City Beat | What exactly does the Hong Kong government want RTHK to be?

A recent report laid bare problems with many re-runs and little original content, but the station’s role and operations are uniquely fraught.

20 Feb 2019 - 1:48PM

A recent report laid bare problems with many re-runs and little original content, but the station’s role and operations are uniquely fraught.

What exactly does the Hong Kong government want RTHK to be?
Port visit by USS Ronald Reagan a nod to Hong Kong’s special status – and a reminder that if US-China relations sour, city can take nothing for granted