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 | 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.

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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?
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.

6 Sep 2020 - 10:32PM

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
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.

23 Aug 2020 - 9:26PM

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?
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.

9 Aug 2020 - 10:58PM

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
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.

2 Aug 2020 - 11:43PM

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
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.

29 Jul 2020 - 4:16PM

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
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.

29 Jul 2020 - 4:16PM

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
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.

29 Jul 2020 - 4:14PM

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
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.

29 Jul 2020 - 4:15PM

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
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.

26 Jul 2020 - 11:08PM

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
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.

19 Jul 2020 - 5:21PM

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?
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.

12 Jul 2020 - 10:27PM

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
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.

5 Jul 2020 - 10:55PM

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?
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.

28 Jun 2020 - 11:16PM

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?
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.

21 Jun 2020 - 10:27PM

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?
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.

14 Jun 2020 - 10:49PM

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
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’?

7 Jun 2020 - 5:26PM

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
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.

31 May 2020 - 5:32PM

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
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.

24 May 2020 - 9:02PM

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
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’.

17 May 2020 - 11:02PM

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
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.

10 May 2020 - 11:06PM

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
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.

3 May 2020 - 10:05PM

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
City Beat | Hong Kong’s cabinet reshuffle is ‘ebb and flow by the moon’ of leaders needed to steer the city out of crisis

The new civil service chief may have been in spotlight, but change at key Home Affairs Bureau is more telling: city needs a person of action in role.

26 Apr 2020 - 10:58PM

The new civil service chief may have been in spotlight, but change at key Home Affairs Bureau is more telling: city needs a person of action in role.

Hong Kong’s cabinet reshuffle is ‘ebb and flow by the moon’ of leaders needed to steer the city out of crisis
City Beat | Can mainland China-Hong Kong two systems coexist peacefully in a world more ideologically divided by coronavirus crisis?

Row over the reach of two Beijing agencies into Hong Kong affairs comes as mainland China seems determined to seize the global narrative on the city.

19 Apr 2020 - 9:36PM

Row over the reach of two Beijing agencies into Hong Kong affairs comes as mainland China seems determined to seize the global narrative on the city.

Can mainland China-Hong Kong two systems coexist peacefully in a world more ideologically divided by coronavirus crisis?
City Beat | What it means for Hong Kong when China’s top diplomat to US says New York is his favourite American city

Chinese ambassador Cui Tiankai urges new dawn for Sino-US relations amid Covid-19 hostilities. The last thing Hong Kong needs is having to take sides in the blame game.

12 Apr 2020 - 10:53PM

Chinese ambassador Cui Tiankai urges new dawn for Sino-US relations amid Covid-19 hostilities. The last thing Hong Kong needs is having to take sides in the blame game.

What it means for Hong Kong when China’s top diplomat to US says New York is his favourite American city
South China Morning Post marks 100 days of covering the coronavirus pandemic

First of many reports on ‘mystery illness’ in Wuhan was published on December 31, 2019. The Post has chronicled in detail how Covid-19 has profoundly changed the world, uncovering crucial truths about the virus and its spread.

10 Apr 2020 - 11:52AM

First of many reports on ‘mystery illness’ in Wuhan was published on December 31, 2019. The Post has chronicled in detail how Covid-19 has profoundly changed the world, uncovering crucial truths about the virus and its spread.

South China Morning Post marks 100 days of covering the coronavirus pandemic
City Beat | It will take more than just a vaccine to fight coronavirus

While neither the US nor China have done an ideal job to date, the time for finger pointing is long past.

5 Apr 2020 - 11:21PM

While neither the US nor China have done an ideal job to date, the time for finger pointing is long past.

It will take more than just a vaccine to fight coronavirus
City Beat | Taipei Act at a time of ‘war’ may hurt Hong Kong as well

With the world bracing for a drawn-out fight against Covid-19, the last thing Hong Kong needs is to be caught again in the crossfire of US-China tensions.

29 Mar 2020 - 11:47PM

With the world bracing for a drawn-out fight against Covid-19, the last thing Hong Kong needs is to be caught again in the crossfire of US-China tensions.

Taipei Act at a time of ‘war’ may hurt Hong Kong as well
Working from home is the new normal under coronavirus threat – might as well embrace it
South China Morning Post joins the Trust Project, becoming the first news organisation in Asia to do so

Trust Project is a worldwide initiative that provides standards of news production to help readers identify credible journalism.

18 Mar 2020 - 4:40PM

Trust Project is a worldwide initiative that provides standards of news production to help readers identify credible journalism.

South China Morning Post joins the Trust Project, becoming the first news organisation in Asia to do so