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Who bought the South China Morning Post?

As long as there have been newspapers, there have been rich men who wanted to own them. At one point Rupert Murdoch owned nearly a thousand. One of those was Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post (SCMP) – he sold it in 1993 to the Chinese-Malaysian tycoon Robert Kuok for $349m (the equivalent of $574m in today’s money). Now Kuok has unloaded the SCMP on Chinese internet company Alibaba, this time for just $266m.

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