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Editorial | Parents must help foil online predators

An alarming rise in child pornography and ‘sextortion’ as the pandemic forces more children to stay home calls for greater moral guidance.

24 Nov 2020 - 11:22PM

An alarming rise in child pornography and ‘sextortion’ as the pandemic forces more children to stay home calls for greater moral guidance.

Parents must help foil online predators
Editorial | Greater exposure by MPF to mainland markets makes sense

Rule change that allows managers to invest in A shares should be welcomed with the Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges doing so well, particularly if fees are low.

24 Nov 2020 - 11:28PM

Rule change that allows managers to invest in A shares should be welcomed with the Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges doing so well, particularly if fees are low.

Greater exposure by MPF to mainland markets makes sense
Editorial | Carrie Lam needs to deliver hope in key address

Policy speech comes at a critical time for city looking to rebuild amid another coronavirus wave, economic downturn and tightening grip of Beijing.

24 Nov 2020 - 12:49AM

Policy speech comes at a critical time for city looking to rebuild amid another coronavirus wave, economic downturn and tightening grip of Beijing.

Carrie Lam needs to deliver hope in key address
Editorial | Cash handouts must be better targeted in bid to turn coronavirus tide

Tighter restrictions are also needed as scale of outbreak centred on city dance clubs reflects how relaxed some people have become about the disease.

24 Nov 2020 - 12:39AM

Tighter restrictions are also needed as scale of outbreak centred on city dance clubs reflects how relaxed some people have become about the disease.

Cash handouts must be better targeted in bid to turn coronavirus tide
Editorial | Pan-dems must find a way forward in these troubled times

They may not be particularly well liked by Beijing and some others in society, but it is important that they stay relevant and continue to play a constructive and meaningful role, inside and outside the establishment.

23 Nov 2020 - 1:44AM

They may not be particularly well liked by Beijing and some others in society, but it is important that they stay relevant and continue to play a constructive and meaningful role, inside and outside the establishment.

Pan-dems must find a way forward in these troubled times
Editorial | Alienating China is not in Australia’s interest

Canberra needs to work harder to resolve and reconcile its internal conflicts over relations with China, and to improve understanding with Beijing.

22 Nov 2020 - 11:17PM

Canberra needs to work harder to resolve and reconcile its internal conflicts over relations with China, and to improve understanding with Beijing.

Alienating China is not in Australia’s interest
Editorial | All nations, even the US, can improve their human rights record

Targets of criticism in the annual US state department human rights review did not miss the opportunity to highlight a degree of hypocrisy by calling out American lapses and abuses during a session of the UN human rights council.

23 Nov 2020 - 10:16PM

Targets of criticism in the annual US state department human rights review did not miss the opportunity to highlight a degree of hypocrisy by calling out American lapses and abuses during a session of the UN human rights council.

All nations, even the US, can improve their human rights record
Editorial | Mainland China regulators and tech giants should work together

Future growth depends on the tech sector, but if the tech giants are allowed to run wild, it will defeat the purpose of propelling the economy forward.

21 Nov 2020 - 9:42PM

Future growth depends on the tech sector, but if the tech giants are allowed to run wild, it will defeat the purpose of propelling the economy forward.

Mainland China regulators and tech giants should work together
Editorial | Chinese University campus protest could well have consequences

Chinese University graduates who shouted controversial slogans risk feeling the force of the national security law and their case will be closely watched.

21 Nov 2020 - 5:51AM

Chinese University graduates who shouted controversial slogans risk feeling the force of the national security law and their case will be closely watched.

Chinese University campus protest could well have consequences
Editorial | Swift and efficient measures needed as Covid-19 cases surge in Hong Kong

Government that has striven to restore normal social and economic life without endangering health faces a testing time, but city must be prepared to take more decisive action as fourth wave looms.

21 Nov 2020 - 12:24AM

Government that has striven to restore normal social and economic life without endangering health faces a testing time, but city must be prepared to take more decisive action as fourth wave looms.

Swift and efficient measures needed as Covid-19 cases surge in Hong Kong
Acting on findings of judge can improve public image of Hong Kong police

Changes must be made after court rules complaints body is insufficiently independent and officers should have worn unique identification marks during protests.

20 Nov 2020 - 2:16AM

Changes must be made after court rules complaints body is insufficiently independent and officers should have worn unique identification marks during protests.

Acting on findings of judge can improve public image of Hong Kong police
Editorial | Fears of fourth coronavirus wave call for further action

Rising number of Covid-19 infections means Hong Kong authorities may have to rethink the easing of travel restrictions and social-distancing measures.

20 Nov 2020 - 1:59AM

Rising number of Covid-19 infections means Hong Kong authorities may have to rethink the easing of travel restrictions and social-distancing measures.

Fears of fourth coronavirus wave call for further action
Editorial | Working from home calls for land rethink in Hong Kong

Questions hang over the need for more office space in a city seeking sites for homes when staff have become used to flexible work arrangements during the pandemic.

18 Nov 2020 - 11:21PM

Questions hang over the need for more office space in a city seeking sites for homes when staff have become used to flexible work arrangements during the pandemic.

Working from home calls for land rethink in Hong Kong
Editorial | Any reform of Hong Kong’s legal system must be led by judiciary

If changes are to be made, they should not in any way affect the ability of the courts to decide cases freely, fairly and impartially in strict accordance with the law.

18 Nov 2020 - 11:21PM

If changes are to be made, they should not in any way affect the ability of the courts to decide cases freely, fairly and impartially in strict accordance with the law.

Any reform of Hong Kong’s legal system must be led by judiciary
Editorial | Kim Ng more than a win for US baseball

New general manager of Miami Marlins is first Chinese-American and woman to take up such an MLB post and comes at a time when an easing in tensions between Washington and Beijing would be welcome.

17 Nov 2020 - 11:17PM

New general manager of Miami Marlins is first Chinese-American and woman to take up such an MLB post and comes at a time when an easing in tensions between Washington and Beijing would be welcome.

Kim Ng more than a win for US baseball
Editorial | RCEP provides light at end of tunnel for world in trade gloom

Biggest free-trade pact involving 15 nations, including China, comes in the face of US isolationism and the Covid-19 pandemic aiming to reinvigorate globalisation.

17 Nov 2020 - 11:17PM

Biggest free-trade pact involving 15 nations, including China, comes in the face of US isolationism and the Covid-19 pandemic aiming to reinvigorate globalisation.

RCEP provides light at end of tunnel for world in trade gloom
Editorial | Deadly Hong Kong blaze calls for long-needed action

The time has come to balance public safety with clear rules and efficient enforcement as police investigate whether the Hong Kong premises where seven people perished contained an illegal restaurant.

17 Nov 2020 - 2:20AM

The time has come to balance public safety with clear rules and efficient enforcement as police investigate whether the Hong Kong premises where seven people perished contained an illegal restaurant.

Deadly Hong Kong blaze calls for long-needed action
Editorial | We must all soldier on together if coronavirus battle is to be won

Amid fears of a fourth Covid-19 wave, Hong Kong is once again tightening social-distancing rules that need to be followed at such a critical time.

17 Nov 2020 - 1:36AM

Amid fears of a fourth Covid-19 wave, Hong Kong is once again tightening social-distancing rules that need to be followed at such a critical time.

We must all soldier on together if coronavirus battle is to be won
Editorial | Electric nightmare for Hong Kong consumers

The city’s two power firms can and should do more to help businesses and households in this time of economic uncertainty by reducing charges.

15 Nov 2020 - 11:27PM

The city’s two power firms can and should do more to help businesses and households in this time of economic uncertainty by reducing charges.

Electric nightmare for Hong Kong consumers
Editorial | Vaccine breakthrough brings hope Covid-19 battle can be won

We now seem a step closer and if all goes well, with global cooperation, we can sooner rather than later end this crisis.

15 Nov 2020 - 11:10PM

We now seem a step closer and if all goes well, with global cooperation, we can sooner rather than later end this crisis.

Vaccine breakthrough brings hope Covid-19 battle can be won
Editorial | Instilling patriotism in the young needs more than rituals and indoctrination

There needs to be more constructive way to better promote the understanding of the country and the right balance of one country, two systems.

15 Nov 2020 - 6:47AM

There needs to be more constructive way to better promote the understanding of the country and the right balance of one country, two systems.

Instilling patriotism in the young needs more than rituals and indoctrination
Editorial | Ending Hong Kong sanctions would be a good start for Biden

The US president-elect needs to strive for a constructive balance in relations with China that is missing under the Trump administration.

15 Nov 2020 - 5:26PM

The US president-elect needs to strive for a constructive balance in relations with China that is missing under the Trump administration.

Ending Hong Kong sanctions would be a good start for Biden
Editorial | Last thing world hit by coronavirus needs is US political chaos

Donald Trump’s refusal to concede defeat risks creating global uncertainty, damaging the fight against the pandemic, and undermining economic recovery.

14 Nov 2020 - 1:25AM

Donald Trump’s refusal to concede defeat risks creating global uncertainty, damaging the fight against the pandemic, and undermining economic recovery.

Last thing world hit by coronavirus needs is US political chaos
Editorial | Outbreaks at schools bode ill for flu season

As Hong Kong continues to battle Covid-19 and thousands of students suffer respiratory infections, the public must remain vigilant and follow health rules.

14 Nov 2020 - 1:58AM

As Hong Kong continues to battle Covid-19 and thousands of students suffer respiratory infections, the public must remain vigilant and follow health rules.

Outbreaks at schools bode ill for flu season
Editorial | Joe Biden to turn up heat on climate change

With the president-elect expected to apply to rejoin the Paris agreement as soon as he is inaugurated, the US will have a lot to do to make up for the inaction under Donald Trump

12 Nov 2020 - 10:07PM

With the president-elect expected to apply to rejoin the Paris agreement as soon as he is inaugurated, the US will have a lot to do to make up for the inaction under Donald Trump

Joe Biden to turn up heat on climate change
Editorial | Relaxation of border controls must not be at expense of health

Cautious approach still needed despite Hong Kong’s travel bubble with Singapore and easing of quarantine measures if Covid-19 is to be beaten.

12 Nov 2020 - 10:07PM

Cautious approach still needed despite Hong Kong’s travel bubble with Singapore and easing of quarantine measures if Covid-19 is to be beaten.

Relaxation of border controls must not be at expense of health
Editorial | Doxxing sentence a welcome deterrent

Father of police officer was left to feel helpless, fragile and anxious about his safety after personal details were revealed online by former telecoms worker.

12 Nov 2020 - 1:12AM

Father of police officer was left to feel helpless, fragile and anxious about his safety after personal details were revealed online by former telecoms worker.

Doxxing sentence a welcome deterrent
Editorial | Hong Kong must meet challenge after Beijing ousts local lawmakers

As all opposition legislators vow to resign in protest at a move that bypassed local courts, city has been hit by political shock waves at a time it craves stability.

12 Nov 2020 - 12:39AM

As all opposition legislators vow to resign in protest at a move that bypassed local courts, city has been hit by political shock waves at a time it craves stability.

Hong Kong must meet challenge after Beijing ousts local lawmakers
Editorial | Justice delayed is justice denied

More than 18 years after the Lamma ferry tragedy, the families of the 39 people who perished are still waiting for closure; let’s, at the very least, give them that

10 Nov 2020 - 10:21PM

More than 18 years after the Lamma ferry tragedy, the families of the 39 people who perished are still waiting for closure; let’s, at the very least, give them that

Justice delayed is justice denied
Delay to Ant IPO shows Beijing’s desire to get the rules right