Abacus Launched To Offer Insider's Look Into China Tech Industry

March 16, 2018
SCMP Updates

A news brand covering China tech from the major players to the latest gadgets​

The South China Morning Post has launched Abacus, an English-language news brand and product covering the China tech industry. Abacus is led by Ravi Hiranand, who joined SCMP’s editorial leadership from CNN, and offers an insider’s look at the China tech revolution, highlighting the key players, emerging companies, hottest gadgets, and more through both editorial and multimedia storytelling. To celebrate the launch of Abacus, Hiranand and SCMP Head of Product Malcolm Ong, rang the New York Stock Exchange Opening Bell on March 16.

With journalists in Hong Kong and mainland China, Abacus serves a global audience across multiple content categories:

  • Big Guns – news on all of China’s tech giants
  • Start-Ups – the newest companies on the scene
  • Digital Life – from viral trends to the Great Firewall, everything on the minds of Chinese netizens
  • Future Tech – a sneak peek at new products and technologies in the pipeline
  • Reviewed – expert appraisals of the latest consumer gadgets
  • Tried & Tested – putting apps and gadgets head to head to see which works best for you
  • Who Is & What Is – in-depth profiles of the biggest names in China tech

“After over a century of reporting on China, SCMP is proud to launch a new platform that offers our global audience a window on the rapid innovation in this part of the world,” said SCMP Chief Executive Officer Gary Liu.

“Abacus and its editorial team will deliver breadth and depth of technology coverage, and a plurality of views to serve the curiosities of our readers. This new product will provide an ‘expert’s take’ on the growing global influence of China’s tech giants and new upstarts.”

About South China Morning Post 

The South China Morning Post is a leading news media company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century with global impact. Founded in 1903, SCMP’s headquarters are in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record. Our teams span Asia and the United States, working together to connect with news consumers around the world. We are committed to informing and inspiring through journalism of the highest standards. 

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