Updated at 2.48pm: Editorials in Hong Kong's Chinese language newspapers on Thursday were generally unenthusiastic about the re-election of US President George W. Bush. Some editorials also expressed concern that the United States might continue to pursue an aggressive foreign policy over the next four years. Some noted that Mr Bush had won the election because of his strong stance against terrorism - but this might also threaten world peace. The Ming Pao editorial said: 'If Mr Bush continues to deal with foreign matters unilaterally and adopt proactive military policies, it may boost people's anti-US emotions in the Islamic world, thus lead to more terrorist attacks and more people will suffer.' Mr Bush said overnight he would enforce the co-operation between the US and its allies in the future, but would not hand the safety of the US to leaders of other nations, Ming Pao quoted. This implied Mr Bush would continue with his current military and diplomatic policies to tackle terrorism, the paper said. But this would also mean the world would experience unrest and upheaval. The Apple Daily said Mr Bush needed to correct mistakes his administration was responsible for over the past four years. These included the failure to eradicate the Taleban and the consequences of invading Iraq. 'If Mr Bush failed to correct the mistakes in the coming four years, any war on terrorism will be ineffective and it will be difficult to maintain world peace and security,' Apple Daily wrote in an editorial. Meanwhile, the Oriental Daily and The Sun expressed concern that Mr Bush would adopt a 'tougher' foreign policy towards China. Both papers noted that as Mr Bush was in his second term - and without the burden of facing another election - he might be tougher on China. The two newspapers - and also Sing Tao - argued that the re-election of Mr Bush would not have much affect on Hong Kong. The Sing Tao's editorial said: 'The re-election of Mr Bush would cause less uncertainty to Hong Kong's foreign trade and re-export [industries], which helps stabilise the economy in the short run.' 'If John Kerry had been elected, he might have implemented some protectionist policies... China and the US may need more time for their relationship to improve,' the editorial said.