SCMP Editorial

Editorials represent the views of the South China Morning Post on the issues of the day.
SCMP Editorial
Editorials represent the views of the South China Morning Post on the issues of the day.

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Editorial | Egos have no place in global relations

In the wake of his absurd offer to buy Greenland from Denmark, Donald Trump now knows era of treating territories as real estate deals has passed

23 Aug 2019 - 11:11PM

In the wake of his absurd offer to buy Greenland from Denmark, Donald Trump now knows era of treating territories as real estate deals has passed

Egos have no place in global relations
Editorial | City must overcome bigger challenge than Sars if it is to recover

Core industries of financial and consumer services sectors are taking beating in wake of political turmoil, and way back could be lot harder than after deadly outbreak

23 Aug 2019 - 9:21PM

Core industries of financial and consumer services sectors are taking beating in wake of political turmoil, and way back could be lot harder than after deadly outbreak

City must overcome bigger challenge than Sars if it is to recover
Editorial | Numbers add up to more global gloom on economic front

Latest figures out of China, the United States and Europe point to recession on horizon, with Hong Kong’s government having already introduced relief measures

22 Aug 2019 - 11:26PM

Latest figures out of China, the United States and Europe point to recession on horizon, with Hong Kong’s government having already introduced relief measures

Numbers add up to more global gloom on economic front
Editorial | Schools no place to push political causes

Pupils in city are being urged to put down their textbooks and join class boycott in protest at now-suspended extradition bill

22 Aug 2019 - 11:26PM

Pupils in city are being urged to put down their textbooks and join class boycott in protest at now-suspended extradition bill

Schools no place to push political causes
Editorial | Hong Kong police must be above reproach, no matter the circumstances

Video footage of officers beating a man in hospital must be investigated thoroughly and seriously

21 Aug 2019 - 9:29PM

Video footage of officers beating a man in hospital must be investigated thoroughly and seriously

Hong Kong police must be above reproach, no matter the circumstances
Editorial | Action over Huawei set to haunt Trump

As Washington delays trade ban in battle against Chinese tech giant for second time, US president must realise challenges and risks lie ahead

21 Aug 2019 - 10:27PM

As Washington delays trade ban in battle against Chinese tech giant for second time, US president must realise challenges and risks lie ahead

Action over Huawei set to haunt Trump
Editorial | Give Hong Kong the space to resolve its crisis

Foreign governments are offering unwanted and even menacing advice to Beijing, but the key to ending unrest lies here not on the mainland

20 Aug 2019 - 9:39PM

Foreign governments are offering unwanted and even menacing advice to Beijing, but the key to ending unrest lies here not on the mainland

Give Hong Kong the space to resolve its crisis
Editorial | Further steps needed from Carrie Lam to lift city out of political crisis

Measures announced by city leader, although welcome, do not go far enough

20 Aug 2019 - 9:38PM

Measures announced by city leader, although welcome, do not go far enough

Further steps needed from Carrie Lam to lift city out of political crisis
Editorial | Carrie Lam needs to offer positive response after peaceful rally

Hopes of those who took to the streets cannot be ignored if there is to be an end to protest violence and the start of dialogue and reconciliation

19 Aug 2019 - 11:21PM

Hopes of those who took to the streets cannot be ignored if there is to be an end to protest violence and the start of dialogue and reconciliation

Carrie Lam needs to offer positive response after peaceful rally
Editorial | Unhealthy findings call for food action

Consumer Council has found animal genes and egg ingredients in products that are supposed to be suitable for vegetarians and vegans

19 Aug 2019 - 11:20PM

Consumer Council has found animal genes and egg ingredients in products that are supposed to be suitable for vegetarians and vegans

Unhealthy findings call for food action
Editorial | Diversity in advertising makes business sense

Global brands stand to improve their image and gain more customers when their publicity transcends social and cultural barriers.

18 Aug 2019 - 10:32PM

Global brands stand to improve their image and gain more customers when their publicity transcends social and cultural barriers.

Diversity in advertising makes business sense
Editorial | Shenzhen experiment could shape China’s future growth

President Xi Jinping and other top leaders have given Shenzhen special status, allowing it to trial innovative ideas for growth that if successful, could be a model for others to follow.

18 Aug 2019 - 10:32PM

President Xi Jinping and other top leaders have given Shenzhen special status, allowing it to trial innovative ideas for growth that if successful, could be a model for others to follow.

Shenzhen experiment could shape China’s future growth
Trade war appears likely to enter its most difficult time ever
China’s war workers must be remembered
Editorial | Trump risks being haunted by Harmony

Huawei’s launch of its operating system reflects its determination to be self-reliant and the US president may soon regret his actions against the company

16 Aug 2019 - 9:43PM

Huawei’s launch of its operating system reflects its determination to be self-reliant and the US president may soon regret his actions against the company

Trump risks being haunted by Harmony
Editorial | More than money needed to resolve city’s political crisis

Extra spending unveiled by finance chief at time of protest violence will not bring calm and government must be prepared to tackle root of problem

16 Aug 2019 - 9:29PM

Extra spending unveiled by finance chief at time of protest violence will not bring calm and government must be prepared to tackle root of problem

More than money needed to resolve city’s political crisis
Editorial | Case of top civil servant reflects need for integrity

Former aviation official faces up to seven years in jail after failing to declare conflict of interest in property deal with businesswoman who was also his lover.

16 Aug 2019 - 5:47AM

Former aviation official faces up to seven years in jail after failing to declare conflict of interest in property deal with businesswoman who was also his lover.

Case of top civil servant reflects need for integrity
Editorial | Protests put pressure on city companies to get balance right

Sackings by Cathay Pacific Airways in wake of China pressure show compromise is never easy when business interests conflict with the rights of employees

15 Aug 2019 - 11:02PM

Sackings by Cathay Pacific Airways in wake of China pressure show compromise is never easy when business interests conflict with the rights of employees

Protests put pressure on city companies to get balance right
Editorial | Violence at airport must be condemned and offenders brought to justice

Protesters who claim to be seeking to protect Hong Kong’s freedoms and rule of law have resorted to what can only be described as hooliganism

14 Aug 2019 - 11:13PM

Protesters who claim to be seeking to protect Hong Kong’s freedoms and rule of law have resorted to what can only be described as hooliganism

Violence at airport must be condemned and offenders brought to justice
Editorial | Global brands should be politically astute

Firms such as Versace and Coach that confuse Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan as separate from China are rightly punished by Beijing and Chinese consumers

14 Aug 2019 - 11:13PM

Firms such as Versace and Coach that confuse Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan as separate from China are rightly punished by Beijing and Chinese consumers

Global brands should be politically astute
Editorial | Targeting the airport is a step too far as it puts economy at risk

Travellers are likely to avoid the city out of concern for plans being disrupted, impacting the tourism, convention and business sectors and jobs

13 Aug 2019 - 9:49PM

Travellers are likely to avoid the city out of concern for plans being disrupted, impacting the tourism, convention and business sectors and jobs

Targeting the airport is a step too far as it puts economy at risk
Editorial | Be on guard against spread of superbug

Growing resistance to drugs and Hong Kong’s status as an international travel hub mean we are always exposed to the risk of Candida auris

13 Aug 2019 - 9:49PM

Growing resistance to drugs and Hong Kong’s status as an international travel hub mean we are always exposed to the risk of Candida auris

Be on guard against spread of superbug
Opinion | It makes sense to use AI to fight crime

As long as there are sufficient safeguards to strike a balance between effective law enforcement and the protection of individual rights, artificial intelligence in criminal detection is an inevitable trend.

13 Aug 2019 - 6:34AM

As long as there are sufficient safeguards to strike a balance between effective law enforcement and the protection of individual rights, artificial intelligence in criminal detection is an inevitable trend.

It makes sense to use AI to fight crime
Opinion | Political solution only way to return Hong Kong to peace and stability

After months of escalating civil unrest between protesters and authorities, events have now reached a worrying and sometimes dangerous level.

13 Aug 2019 - 1:18AM

After months of escalating civil unrest between protesters and authorities, events have now reached a worrying and sometimes dangerous level.

Political solution only way to return Hong Kong to peace and stability
Editorial | Hong Kong’s school management must respect teachers

One of Hong Kong’s biggest school groups has taken action following the suicide of a teacher; others in the education sector should take heed.

11 Aug 2019 - 11:24PM

One of Hong Kong’s biggest school groups has taken action following the suicide of a teacher; others in the education sector should take heed.

Hong Kong’s school management must respect teachers
Editorial | In the eyes of many, HSBC is no longer so special to Hong Kong

Departure of CEO John Flint after just 18 months in the job is but one indication that the lender has lost its status as city’s favoured son.

13 Aug 2019 - 2:55PM

Departure of CEO John Flint after just 18 months in the job is but one indication that the lender has lost its status as city’s favoured son.

In the eyes of many, HSBC is no longer so special to Hong Kong
Editorial | Film award snub is an opportunity lost

The mainland movie industry not taking part in Taiwan’s Golden Horse Awards denies the opportunity to win the hearts of film fans across the strait

10 Aug 2019 - 11:55PM

The mainland movie industry not taking part in Taiwan’s Golden Horse Awards denies the opportunity to win the hearts of film fans across the strait

Film award snub is an opportunity lost
US missile deployment will only raise tensions and risks in the region
Laser pointers need to be used with care

The arrest of a student for possessing 10 laser pens may have been mocked but this ignores the reality that lasers can cause harm when misused.

10 Aug 2019 - 1:49AM

The arrest of a student for possessing 10 laser pens may have been mocked but this ignores the reality that lasers can cause harm when misused.

Laser pointers need to be used with care
Editorial | Lam should produce concrete measures for city’s economic growth

By helping Hong Kong weather the coming storm, the government will not only help relieve hardships but restore some credibility.

10 Aug 2019 - 1:35AM

By helping Hong Kong weather the coming storm, the government will not only help relieve hardships but restore some credibility.

Lam should produce concrete measures for city’s economic growth