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 | Pass relief measures as a start to solving what is a political crisis

Money alone is not the answer, but lawmakers must show a sense of urgency to ease the burden on those most affected by the ongoing unrest

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Money alone is not the answer, but lawmakers must show a sense of urgency to ease the burden on those most affected by the ongoing unrest

Pass relief measures as a start to solving what is a political crisis
Editorial | Establishing a stock market in Macau easier said than done

Gaming hub’s small size and small financial industry look like major stumbling blocks to its ambition

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Gaming hub’s small size and small financial industry look like major stumbling blocks to its ambition

Establishing a stock market in Macau easier said than done
Editorial | Marathon feat shows there is no limit to human endeavour

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge’s sub-two-hour effort may not officially be a world record but it does show the ‘positivity of sport’

21 Oct 2019 - 11:35PM

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge’s sub-two-hour effort may not officially be a world record but it does show the ‘positivity of sport’

Marathon feat shows there is no limit to human endeavour
Editorial | Apology to Muslim community over firing of water cannon at mosque a welcome move

The last thing we need now is to see scapegoating and prejudice sow hatred and distrust between police and ethnic or religious groups

21 Oct 2019 - 11:42PM

The last thing we need now is to see scapegoating and prejudice sow hatred and distrust between police and ethnic or religious groups

Apology to Muslim community over firing of water cannon at mosque a welcome move
Editorial | The focus must be on SMEs as economic growth slow further

The private sector contributes the lion’s share of China’s GDP and new jobs therefore banks need to undertake a calculated chance on small and medium-sized enterprises.

20 Oct 2019 - 11:21PM

The private sector contributes the lion’s share of China’s GDP and new jobs therefore banks need to undertake a calculated chance on small and medium-sized enterprises.

The focus must be on SMEs as economic growth slow further
Editorial | Surrender of murder suspect just the start to ending social unrest

The man who sparked the ill-fated extradition bill says he wants to give himself up to the authorities in Taiwan.

20 Oct 2019 - 11:21PM

The man who sparked the ill-fated extradition bill says he wants to give himself up to the authorities in Taiwan.

Surrender of murder suspect just the start to ending social unrest
Editorial | Electric vehicle policy heads in the right direction but more can be done

Hong Kong is an ideal city for electrification and the government would do well to set a target to phase out petrol and diesel vehicles

19 Oct 2019 - 11:04PM

Hong Kong is an ideal city for electrification and the government would do well to set a target to phase out petrol and diesel vehicles

Electric vehicle policy heads in the right direction but more can be done
Editorial | Fate of Bruce Lee’s former home reveals a lack of will

The sorry state of affairs that has ended with the demolition of the kung fu legend’s mansion speaks volumes about the government’s half-hearted heritage conservation policy

19 Oct 2019 - 10:53PM

The sorry state of affairs that has ended with the demolition of the kung fu legend’s mansion speaks volumes about the government’s half-hearted heritage conservation policy

Fate of Bruce Lee’s former home reveals a lack of will
Editorial | Brexit deal struck by Boris Johnson better than nothing

New agreement to leave European Union may not be the best one for Britain, but after three years of talking time has now come to act for the sake of country.

19 Oct 2019 - 3:26AM

New agreement to leave European Union may not be the best one for Britain, but after three years of talking time has now come to act for the sake of country.

Brexit deal struck by Boris Johnson better than nothing
Editorial | Both sides will suffer if US passes bill on human rights in Hong Kong

Act threatening punitive measures may have been greeted by protesters, but it will only cause more pain at a time when common sense should prevail

18 Oct 2019 - 7:09PM

Act threatening punitive measures may have been greeted by protesters, but it will only cause more pain at a time when common sense should prevail

Both sides will suffer if US passes bill on human rights in Hong Kong
Editorial | Nobel winners offer food for thought

Economists recognised for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty have shown the focus should be on more than filling stomachs

17 Oct 2019 - 11:21PM

Economists recognised for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty have shown the focus should be on more than filling stomachs

Nobel winners offer food for thought
Editorial | Technical issues must be addressed before roll-out of 5G services

City needs to be patient and learn from the experience of South Korea that now labours with weak signals and poor connections after rushing ahead

17 Oct 2019 - 11:21PM

City needs to be patient and learn from the experience of South Korea that now labours with weak signals and poor connections after rushing ahead

Technical issues must be addressed before roll-out of 5G services
Editorial | HSBC confident that growth lies in Asia

HSBC is expected to axe thousands of jobs worldwide but continue to hire in Asia, a move that points to the bank’s confidence in the region, especially China

16 Oct 2019 - 10:52PM

HSBC is expected to axe thousands of jobs worldwide but continue to hire in Asia, a move that points to the bank’s confidence in the region, especially China

HSBC confident that growth lies in Asia
Editorial | Carrie Lam fails to come up with answers needed during political crisis

Policy address by city leader may have featured some concrete measures to tackle housing and other livelihood issues, but they all rest on her ability to end unrest

16 Oct 2019 - 10:52PM

Policy address by city leader may have featured some concrete measures to tackle housing and other livelihood issues, but they all rest on her ability to end unrest

Carrie Lam fails to come up with answers needed during political crisis
Editorial | Despite unrest, the people’s business must come first

The ongoing protests have already affected the livelihoods of many and undermined the economy; what’s needed now is legislative action to pass measures that will ease the pain.

16 Oct 2019 - 12:07AM

The ongoing protests have already affected the livelihoods of many and undermined the economy; what’s needed now is legislative action to pass measures that will ease the pain.

Despite unrest, the people’s business must come first
Editorial | Xi Jinping’s visits to India and Nepal have helped build bridges

The informal summit with Narendra Modi, in particular, is a good start as China tries to convince New Delhi to join the Belt and Road Initiative

16 Oct 2019 - 12:49AM

The informal summit with Narendra Modi, in particular, is a good start as China tries to convince New Delhi to join the Belt and Road Initiative

Xi Jinping’s visits to India and Nepal have helped build bridges
Editorial | Policy address gives Carrie Lam chance to act decisively in crisis

As violence continues to escalate after months of city protests, restraint is needed on both sides and government must unveil measures to take heat out of the situation

14 Oct 2019 - 11:10PM

As violence continues to escalate after months of city protests, restraint is needed on both sides and government must unveil measures to take heat out of the situation

Policy address gives Carrie Lam chance to act decisively in crisis
Editorial | US and North Korea must put self-gain aside

Talks between the two in Sweden broke down within hours and they will remain far apart on the issue of Pyongyang’s denuclearisation as long as their approach remains unrealistic

14 Oct 2019 - 11:10PM

Talks between the two in Sweden broke down within hours and they will remain far apart on the issue of Pyongyang’s denuclearisation as long as their approach remains unrealistic

US and North Korea must put self-gain aside
Editorial | Donald Trump must rethink his strategy on Syria

Withdrawing US troops and abandoning Kurdish allies will only embolden Islamic State militant group

14 Oct 2019 - 1:05AM

Withdrawing US troops and abandoning Kurdish allies will only embolden Islamic State militant group

Donald Trump must rethink his strategy on Syria
Editorial | It’s make or break for Carrie Lam as she prepares to deliver her policy address

The chief executive has already missed a series of golden opportunities to turn the tide. It would be truly, in her own words, unforgivable if she again fails to seize the occasion to save the city.

15 Oct 2019 - 10:56PM

The chief executive has already missed a series of golden opportunities to turn the tide. It would be truly, in her own words, unforgivable if she again fails to seize the occasion to save the city.

It’s make or break for Carrie Lam as she prepares to deliver her policy address
Schools are not places for politics and violence
Compromise with China makes political sense for Donald Trump
Editorial | Anti-mask law calls for greater clarity

There is a need for the Hong Kong public to have a clear understanding of the emergency measure and the way in which it is to be applied by police

11 Oct 2019 - 11:18PM

There is a need for the Hong Kong public to have a clear understanding of the emergency measure and the way in which it is to be applied by police

Anti-mask law calls for greater clarity
Hatred needs to be replaced by respect and understanding
Editorial | Donald Trump must pay if guilty of any abuse

The US president has refused to cooperate with an impeachment inquiry into a request made to Ukraine for help in investigating the Bidens

10 Oct 2019 - 9:59PM

The US president has refused to cooperate with an impeachment inquiry into a request made to Ukraine for help in investigating the Bidens

Donald Trump must pay if guilty of any abuse
Editorial | World looks for trade war deal in the hope that it will end uncertainty

So long as there is no resolution in the showdown between the US and China, it will continue to be a drag on the global economy, which is not in great shape

10 Oct 2019 - 9:59PM

So long as there is no resolution in the showdown between the US and China, it will continue to be a drag on the global economy, which is not in great shape

World looks for trade war deal in the hope that it will end uncertainty
Nations must show investment sense

As China seeks to diversify assets and ensure security of supply, especially for food, it faces thorough scrutiny from countries suspicious of its intentions.

10 Oct 2019 - 12:39AM

As China seeks to diversify assets and ensure security of supply, especially for food, it faces thorough scrutiny from countries suspicious of its intentions.

Nations must show investment sense
Editorial | Donald Trump had better compromise if he wants that ‘big deal’

Latest action by US president against Chinese officials and firms ahead of trade talks bodes poorly for an agreement and global economy, which is being dragged down by crisis.

10 Oct 2019 - 12:51AM

Latest action by US president against Chinese officials and firms ahead of trade talks bodes poorly for an agreement and global economy, which is being dragged down by crisis.

Donald Trump had better compromise if he wants that ‘big deal’
Editorial | Hong Kong exchange must look beyond the failure of London deal

The local bourse should examine other opportunities and by doing so, it will help the city return to growth.

8 Oct 2019 - 11:22PM

The local bourse should examine other opportunities and by doing so, it will help the city return to growth.

Hong Kong exchange must look beyond the failure of London deal
Editorial | Sport loses out when politics enters play

Comments by Houston Rockets’ general manager in support of Hong Kong protests have cost the team dear among Chinese fans and sponsors.

8 Oct 2019 - 11:22PM

Comments by Houston Rockets’ general manager in support of Hong Kong protests have cost the team dear among Chinese fans and sponsors.

Sport loses out when politics enters play