SCMP Editorial

SCMP Editorial

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Editorial | Omicron spread calls for critical review of current measures

Worrying rise in cases of highly infectious Covid-19 variant not only requires decisive action by the government but also the public

Worrying rise in cases of highly infectious Covid-19 variant not only requires decisive action by the government but also the public

22 Jan 2022 - 8:00AM
Editorial | US should review its flawed trade policy

After a year in office, Joe Biden is yet to move away from the destructive tariffs of his predecessor and it is the Americans who are suffering, not the Chinese.

After a year in office, Joe Biden is yet to move away from the destructive tariffs of his predecessor and it is the Americans who are suffering, not the Chinese.

22 Jan 2022 - 1:47AM
Editorial | SPACs a financial fad best left as plaything for the very wealthy

Hong Kong regulators are right to discourage retail investors from getting involved with special purpose acquisition companies, something they may not fully understand.

Hong Kong regulators are right to discourage retail investors from getting involved with special purpose acquisition companies, something they may not fully understand.

21 Jan 2022 - 8:15AM
Editorial | Everyone wins with shake-up at Macau’s casinos

Licence changes have been met with relaxations at attractions in moves that can only contribute to a well-managed and regulated sector

Licence changes have been met with relaxations at attractions in moves that can only contribute to a well-managed and regulated sector

20 Jan 2022 - 7:00PM
Editorial | City appears better placed than most to ride inflation wave

As North America and Europe grapple with soaring food and energy costs, China’s outlook on that front has improved with economic planners determined to maintain price stability.

As North America and Europe grapple with soaring food and energy costs, China’s outlook on that front has improved with economic planners determined to maintain price stability.

20 Jan 2022 - 7:30AM
Editorial | Djokovic deportation order fairly served

Australia upheld the principle of equality before the law in the case of the tennis ace and underlined that those without Covid-19 jabs can expect to face greater restrictions.

Australia upheld the principle of equality before the law in the case of the tennis ace and underlined that those without Covid-19 jabs can expect to face greater restrictions.

19 Jan 2022 - 7:52PM
Editorial | Whatever route, Hong Kong taxi trade must improve

Vested interests are demanding fare rises now, but they must also demonstrate they can deliver better services.

Vested interests are demanding fare rises now, but they must also demonstrate they can deliver better services.

19 Jan 2022 - 8:00AM
Editorial | Hamster infections reflect weakness in Hong Kong antivirus measures

Delta variant traced to pet shop and Omicron strain found in returning resident raise doubts over city’s ability to guard against importation of cases and resurgence of domestic infections.

Delta variant traced to pet shop and Omicron strain found in returning resident raise doubts over city’s ability to guard against importation of cases and resurgence of domestic infections.

19 Jan 2022 - 7:30AM
Editorial | Sport onto a winner amid Cheung glory

The importance of nurturing and funding the city’s athletic development has been underlined with fencer Edgar Cheung Ka-long claiming the world title in Paris.

The importance of nurturing and funding the city’s athletic development has been underlined with fencer Edgar Cheung Ka-long claiming the world title in Paris.

18 Jan 2022 - 8:15AM
Editorial | China growth figures reveal need for swift policy responses

Record annual trade surplus combined with slowing growth at home underlines challenges facing those trying to maintain economic stability.

Record annual trade surplus combined with slowing growth at home underlines challenges facing those trying to maintain economic stability.

17 Jan 2022 - 10:57PM
Editorial | Change in rules will protect homebuyers

Hundreds of millions of dollars have been stuck in limbo over the past decade as a result of troubled law firms, so new regulations due to come into force next year is welcome news.

Hundreds of millions of dollars have been stuck in limbo over the past decade as a result of troubled law firms, so new regulations due to come into force next year is welcome news.

17 Jan 2022 - 7:30AM
Editorial | Delivering results is key if restructure of bureaus is to succeed

Proposed revamp of governance will win support, but the real test lies in whether it makes the lives of citizens any better.

Proposed revamp of governance will win support, but the real test lies in whether it makes the lives of citizens any better.

17 Jan 2022 - 6:30AM
Editorial | Hong Kong’s testing and quarantine strategy needs adequate capacity and proper facilities

While the relatively smaller scale of the Omicron outbreak owes much to the city’s aggressive quarantine and testing regime, the lengthy queues and growing grievances show that the situation leaves a lot to be desired

While the relatively smaller scale of the Omicron outbreak owes much to the city’s aggressive quarantine and testing regime, the lengthy queues and growing grievances show that the situation leaves a lot to be desired

16 Jan 2022 - 8:30AM
Editorial | Greater cooperation between China and the Middle East benefits all

Agreements struck in principle during visits to China by top diplomats from a number of Gulf nations point to Beijing markedly increasing its interaction with the region beyond energy supplies and come at a time of global economic and geopolitical uncertainty

Agreements struck in principle during visits to China by top diplomats from a number of Gulf nations point to Beijing markedly increasing its interaction with the region beyond energy supplies and come at a time of global economic and geopolitical uncertainty

15 Jan 2022 - 10:30PM
Editorial | Abuse scandal calls for action, not words

A government pledge to review the supervision of institutions will come to nothing unless an improved protection regime is put in place.

A government pledge to review the supervision of institutions will come to nothing unless an improved protection regime is put in place.

15 Jan 2022 - 9:00AM
Editorial | Lunar New Year pain necessary if city is to gain in Omicron fight

Extension of social-distancing rules at a time for celebrations will bring tremendous disappointment to millions, but tough measures are necessary to stop spread of highly transmissible variant.

Extension of social-distancing rules at a time for celebrations will bring tremendous disappointment to millions, but tough measures are necessary to stop spread of highly transmissible variant.

15 Jan 2022 - 8:00AM
Editorial | Younger children in need of safe jabs as Hong Kong’s schools close again

By following science-based guidelines, Hong Kong can help prevent its youngsters coming to harm from disruptions to face-to-face teaching at such a formative time.

By following science-based guidelines, Hong Kong can help prevent its youngsters coming to harm from disruptions to face-to-face teaching at such a formative time.

14 Jan 2022 - 7:30AM
Editorial | China has to show its cultural confidence

Economic and technological strength may have instilled pride and devotion, but there needs to be tolerance and acceptance of diversity for the nation to move forward on the global stage.

Economic and technological strength may have instilled pride and devotion, but there needs to be tolerance and acceptance of diversity for the nation to move forward on the global stage.

14 Jan 2022 - 3:03AM
Editorial | Carrie Lam and Legco have to do best for Hong Kong and stop passing the buck

Sharp exchanges on first day of new term for legislature bode ill for Hong Kong in the grip of an Omicron outbreak and seeking solutions to several pressing issues.

Sharp exchanges on first day of new term for legislature bode ill for Hong Kong in the grip of an Omicron outbreak and seeking solutions to several pressing issues.

13 Jan 2022 - 7:30AM
Editorial | Kazakhstan in need of more than force

Crisis-hit Central Asian nation may rely on Beijing and Moscow for help, but in the end its own government has to meet daunting labour and social challenges.

Crisis-hit Central Asian nation may rely on Beijing and Moscow for help, but in the end its own government has to meet daunting labour and social challenges.

13 Jan 2022 - 12:07AM
Editorial | Better management at Cathay vital to status of Hong Kong as aviation hub

Troubled airline, bailed out by taxpayers, now finds itself facing calls to be held to blame if the city is gripped by a fifth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Troubled airline, bailed out by taxpayers, now finds itself facing calls to be held to blame if the city is gripped by a fifth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

12 Jan 2022 - 7:30AM
Editorial | China right to pursue Horn of Africa peace

It is an understandable approach given its responsibility as a global power and the substantial investments of Chinese companies involved in projects linked to the Belt and Road Initiative.

It is an understandable approach given its responsibility as a global power and the substantial investments of Chinese companies involved in projects linked to the Belt and Road Initiative.

12 Jan 2022 - 1:52AM
Editorial | Back to square one as Hong Kong takes the battle to Omicron

Better preparation and a decisive response remain the key to bring city out of this vicious circle.

Better preparation and a decisive response remain the key to bring city out of this vicious circle.

11 Jan 2022 - 10:34AM
Editorial | China doing its part to improve ties with US

It can be seen as a positive sign that Beijing is sincere in trying to avoid further deterioration in relations with Washington, especially when it come to business.

It can be seen as a positive sign that Beijing is sincere in trying to avoid further deterioration in relations with Washington, especially when it come to business.

10 Jan 2022 - 11:56PM
Editorial | Djokovic saga puts the focus on exemptions

Canberra has only itself to blame for allowing unvaccinated tennis champion to fly into the country, then locking him up in quarantine and threatening him with deportation ahead of the Australian Open

Canberra has only itself to blame for allowing unvaccinated tennis champion to fly into the country, then locking him up in quarantine and threatening him with deportation ahead of the Australian Open

10 Jan 2022 - 8:15AM
Editorial | Declared nuclear powers should set the tone for disarmament

The cause of non-proliferation will also add another patch of common ground for China and the US to work together and narrow their differences

The cause of non-proliferation will also add another patch of common ground for China and the US to work together and narrow their differences

9 Jan 2022 - 10:34PM
Editorial | The move to digital finance needs patience

Getting to grips with technology requires understanding, experience and confidence, especially for the elderly and less tech-capable. The shift will take time, effort and trained staff.

Getting to grips with technology requires understanding, experience and confidence, especially for the elderly and less tech-capable. The shift will take time, effort and trained staff.

9 Jan 2022 - 8:15AM
Editorial | Beijing determined to not let Covid-19 taint the Olympic spirit

The meticulous preparations for the Winter Olympics are evident with venues completed and test runs proving their readiness. But success hinges on more than state-of-the-art facilities, with the highly infectious Omicron variant sure to test Covid-19 prevention strategies.

The meticulous preparations for the Winter Olympics are evident with venues completed and test runs proving their readiness. But success hinges on more than state-of-the-art facilities, with the highly infectious Omicron variant sure to test Covid-19 prevention strategies.

8 Jan 2022 - 9:55PM
Editorial | Only more flats can ease Hong Kong’s housing crisis

Mortgage scheme currently under consideration may make homes more affordable, but inadequate supply is reason for skyrocketing property prices.

Mortgage scheme currently under consideration may make homes more affordable, but inadequate supply is reason for skyrocketing property prices.

8 Jan 2022 - 8:30AM
Editorial | Handling of scandal over party will put Carrie Lam to test

With top officials and lawmakers among 170 people in quarantine after ignoring health advice and attending birthday celebrations, all eyes are now on Hong Kong’s leader

With top officials and lawmakers among 170 people in quarantine after ignoring health advice and attending birthday celebrations, all eyes are now on Hong Kong’s leader

8 Jan 2022 - 8:00AM