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Jack Ma's potential takeover of SCMP a double-edged sword

Paper could prosper from his Midas touch, but also suffer further erosion of its independence: analysts
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 05:50
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There are concerns that under Mr Ma's ownership, the paper's editorial independence will continue to be stripped away

Hong Kong

CHINESE Internet tycoon Jack Ma's mooted buyout of Hong Kong's struggling South China Morning Post could see the paper prosper from his Midas touch, analysts say, but also further erode its independence and with it the city's press freedoms.

The once globally renowned