SCMP Editorial

SCMP Editorial

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Opinion | Vladimir Putin must now live up to expectations

President on course for life term after Russian voters back parliamentary decision in country seeking strength amid uncertainty and longing for stability

7 Jul 2020 - 9:06PM

President on course for life term after Russian voters back parliamentary decision in country seeking strength amid uncertainty and longing for stability

Vladimir Putin must now live up to expectations
US should not tar all China companies with the same brush after scandal
Editorial | Latest cases remind city it is too early to lower virus guard

Hong Kong can ill-afford to follow other parts of the world in reimposing lockdowns, so it must err on the side of caution and show quarantine readiness

6 Jul 2020 - 11:36PM

Hong Kong can ill-afford to follow other parts of the world in reimposing lockdowns, so it must err on the side of caution and show quarantine readiness

Latest cases remind city it is too early to lower virus guard
Editorial | Expensive schools should be more transparent

Private or international concerns in Hong Kong that charge some parents millions of dollars in miscellaneous fees will have to justify their actions

6 Jul 2020 - 11:36PM

Private or international concerns in Hong Kong that charge some parents millions of dollars in miscellaneous fees will have to justify their actions

Expensive schools should be more transparent
Editorial | Rebranding Hong Kong will be a hard sell

It will take more than advertising to swing perceptions and opinions

5 Jul 2020 - 9:28PM

It will take more than advertising to swing perceptions and opinions

Rebranding Hong Kong will be a hard sell
Editorial | Hong Kong’s future lies in further integration with Greater Bay Area

It is not about Hong Kong becoming ‘just another mainland city’, but one that knows how to take advantage of its special connections and expertise with the mainland

5 Jul 2020 - 9:28PM

It is not about Hong Kong becoming ‘just another mainland city’, but one that knows how to take advantage of its special connections and expertise with the mainland

Hong Kong’s future lies in further integration with Greater Bay Area
Opinion | Threat of sanctions for airlines welcomed

Passengers left in transit or transfer limbo at Hong Kong’s airport sparked public concern over the potential health risk. The Airport Authority was right to take a tough line with the airlines responsible for stranding them

4 Jul 2020 - 10:49PM

Passengers left in transit or transfer limbo at Hong Kong’s airport sparked public concern over the potential health risk. The Airport Authority was right to take a tough line with the airlines responsible for stranding them

Threat of sanctions for airlines welcomed
Opinion | Judicial independence must be preserved in implementing new national security law

As concerns deepen over the law, Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li has rightly highlighted that judicial and professional qualities should be the only criteria relevant to the appointment of judges to handle such cases

4 Jul 2020 - 10:33PM

As concerns deepen over the law, Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li has rightly highlighted that judicial and professional qualities should be the only criteria relevant to the appointment of judges to handle such cases

Judicial independence must be preserved in implementing new national security law
Editorial | Wirecard scandal sends out a warning

German fintech group with huge financial hole serves as a reminder for investors and regulators that even companies with a high public profile may implode because of improprieties.

4 Jul 2020 - 4:18AM

German fintech group with huge financial hole serves as a reminder for investors and regulators that even companies with a high public profile may implode because of improprieties.

Wirecard scandal sends out a warning
Editorial | China and India need diplomatic offensive as troops pull back

Easing of border tensions between nations after deadly clash must also be met with cooling of nationalist urges, and political efforts have to be intensified on both sides to get relations back on track.

4 Jul 2020 - 2:23AM

Easing of border tensions between nations after deadly clash must also be met with cooling of nationalist urges, and political efforts have to be intensified on both sides to get relations back on track.

China and India need diplomatic offensive as troops pull back
Opinion | Hopes ride on WHO mission to China

With the lack of global unity helping accelerate the coronavirus spread, it is positive news that an international team will be dispatched to find out more about how the outbreak started

2 Jul 2020 - 9:36PM

With the lack of global unity helping accelerate the coronavirus spread, it is positive news that an international team will be dispatched to find out more about how the outbreak started

Hopes ride on WHO mission to China
Opinion | Exodus fears can be eased by retaining confidence of public

The concerns of Hong Kong people need to be addressed in the wake of the national security law if the departure of top talents to Britain and other countries is to be avoided

2 Jul 2020 - 9:36PM

The concerns of Hong Kong people need to be addressed in the wake of the national security law if the departure of top talents to Britain and other countries is to be avoided

Exodus fears can be eased by retaining confidence of public
Editorial | Reaction to Hong Kong national security law shows more needs to be done to ease concerns

The unveiling of legislation has raised some legitimate fears and, although freedoms are guaranteed under the Basic Law, Hong Kong and Beijing need to restore mutual trust and confidence.

2 Jul 2020 - 2:25AM

The unveiling of legislation has raised some legitimate fears and, although freedoms are guaranteed under the Basic Law, Hong Kong and Beijing need to restore mutual trust and confidence.

Reaction to Hong Kong national security law shows more needs to be done to ease concerns
Editorial | US sanctions on tech sales doomed to fail

The American actions will have a degree of short-term impact on Hong Kong, but the city’s special standing as a bridge between the world’s second-biggest economy and global markets is bound to stay intact.

30 Jun 2020 - 11:15PM

The American actions will have a degree of short-term impact on Hong Kong, but the city’s special standing as a bridge between the world’s second-biggest economy and global markets is bound to stay intact.

US sanctions on tech sales doomed to fail
Editorial | New law must allow Hong Kong to further flourish from its special status

It is time for Hong Kong to look forward and trust that any forebodings it has about national security legislation will prove unfounded, and that it can recover economic momentum and enhance its status as a financial centre.

30 Jun 2020 - 11:15PM

It is time for Hong Kong to look forward and trust that any forebodings it has about national security legislation will prove unfounded, and that it can recover economic momentum and enhance its status as a financial centre.

New law must allow Hong Kong to further flourish from its special status
Editorial | Welcome case of a watchdog with teeth

Hopefully the record penalties imposed by the China Securities Regulatory Commission for insider trading will act as a strong deterrent to others

29 Jun 2020 - 9:48PM

Hopefully the record penalties imposed by the China Securities Regulatory Commission for insider trading will act as a strong deterrent to others

Welcome case of a watchdog with teeth
Editorial | Proposed disposal charge should not be seen as waste of time

The scheme was supposed to be the first step towards cleaning up our environment; instead, the legislature has effectively dumped the bill

29 Jun 2020 - 9:48PM

The scheme was supposed to be the first step towards cleaning up our environment; instead, the legislature has effectively dumped the bill

Proposed disposal charge should not be seen as waste of time
Editorial | US is shunning its responsibilities on arms control

Observers believe the American strategy is a cynical ploy to complicate and derail negotiations

28 Jun 2020 - 10:13PM

Observers believe the American strategy is a cynical ploy to complicate and derail negotiations

US is shunning its responsibilities on arms control
Editorial | Why global business community still has confidence in Hong Kong

The introduction of a national security law has seen some firms draw up contingency plans, but that does not mean an exodus from this city

28 Jun 2020 - 10:13PM

The introduction of a national security law has seen some firms draw up contingency plans, but that does not mean an exodus from this city

Why global business community still has confidence in Hong Kong
Editorial | K-pop fans must use their digital skills wisely

Fans of groups like BTS and Blackpink are known for their effective use of social media but by getting too deeply involved in politics they risk violating the rights of others

27 Jun 2020 - 9:40PM

Fans of groups like BTS and Blackpink are known for their effective use of social media but by getting too deeply involved in politics they risk violating the rights of others

K-pop fans must use their digital skills wisely
Editorial | Face masks seen as most effective way to limit virus transmission

With an increasingly grim outlook in the global coronavirus fight, the World Health Organisation’s call for an all-out effort against transmission must be heeded as the search for an effective treatment continues

27 Jun 2020 - 9:40PM

With an increasingly grim outlook in the global coronavirus fight, the World Health Organisation’s call for an all-out effort against transmission must be heeded as the search for an effective treatment continues

Face masks seen as most effective way to limit virus transmission
Editorial | Reaction of Hong Kong’s English Schools Foundation is a lesson in fighting racism

Following ‘deeply troubling’ complaints, the Hong Kong schools body has made it clear that such behaviour will not be tolerated, and a plan to strengthen diversity and equality will be developed.

27 Jun 2020 - 1:23AM

Following ‘deeply troubling’ complaints, the Hong Kong schools body has made it clear that such behaviour will not be tolerated, and a plan to strengthen diversity and equality will be developed.

Reaction of Hong Kong’s English Schools Foundation is a lesson in fighting racism
Editorial | India needs to cool tensions on all fronts, not just with China

Efforts to find a political and diplomatic solution following a deadly clash in the Himalayas are being complicated by nationalist sentiments and, for New Delhi, worsening relations with its other neighbours.

26 Jun 2020 - 11:09PM

Efforts to find a political and diplomatic solution following a deadly clash in the Himalayas are being complicated by nationalist sentiments and, for New Delhi, worsening relations with its other neighbours.

India needs to cool tensions on all fronts, not just with China
Opinion | Latest Hong Kong coronavirus deaths cause for reflection

As Hong Kong records its seventh fatality from Covid-19 and numbers escalate in other parts of the world, attention has again been turned to treatment and prevention.

26 Jun 2020 - 8:18AM

As Hong Kong records its seventh fatality from Covid-19 and numbers escalate in other parts of the world, attention has again been turned to treatment and prevention.

Latest Hong Kong coronavirus deaths cause for reflection
Editorial | Fair competition to benefit from easing of US ban on Huawei

Donald Trump was only hurting his country’s own industry and companies by blocking and punishing the Chinese telecoms giant.

26 Jun 2020 - 5:25AM

Donald Trump was only hurting his country’s own industry and companies by blocking and punishing the Chinese telecoms giant.

Fair competition to benefit from easing of US ban on Huawei
Editorial | A satellite system to serve as a guiding light

In this new hi-tech, cutthroat world, BeiDou will put China and its allied economies in good stead

24 Jun 2020 - 11:03PM

In this new hi-tech, cutthroat world, BeiDou will put China and its allied economies in good stead

A satellite system to serve as a guiding light
Editorial | Lessons to be learned from Hong Kong’s bailout of firms at a time of crisis

There has, understandably, been criticism of the publicly funded wage subsidy during the Covid-19 pandemic, but the goal was to save jobs that support families and economic activity

24 Jun 2020 - 11:02PM

There has, understandably, been criticism of the publicly funded wage subsidy during the Covid-19 pandemic, but the goal was to save jobs that support families and economic activity

Lessons to be learned from Hong Kong’s bailout of firms at a time of crisis
Editorial | Fine line divides what is or is not acceptable

Statues and place names of those whose contributions were harmful or damaging should be removed. But there should always be a place in public spaces for those who society considers great and can help us understand and respect our history.

24 Jun 2020 - 3:21AM

Statues and place names of those whose contributions were harmful or damaging should be removed. But there should always be a place in public spaces for those who society considers great and can help us understand and respect our history.

Fine line divides what is or is not acceptable
Editorial | Rhetoric aside, China and the EU need each other more than ever

Whether it is finding a vaccine to protect against Covid-19, strengthening multilateralism or shoring up economic growth and development, they know they need to cooperate and work together.

24 Jun 2020 - 1:18AM

Whether it is finding a vaccine to protect against Covid-19, strengthening multilateralism or shoring up economic growth and development, they know they need to cooperate and work together.

Rhetoric aside, China and the EU need each other more than ever
Editorial | Hongkongers are reconquering their streets

No longer a shoppers’ paradise, outlets catering to locals are once again making their presence felt.

23 Jun 2020 - 12:51AM

No longer a shoppers’ paradise, outlets catering to locals are once again making their presence felt.

Hongkongers are reconquering their streets