SCMP Editorial

SCMP Editorial

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Editorial | Rise in Omicron cases shows need for wider vaccination coverage in Hong Kong amid coronavirus pandemic

With vaccine passes being extended to schools, workplaces and other indoor premises, it is incumbent upon everyone to work towards that 90 per cent jabs target

With vaccine passes being extended to schools, workplaces and other indoor premises, it is incumbent upon everyone to work towards that 90 per cent jabs target

28 Jan 2022 - 7:30AM
Editorial | Central Asian stability critical for China plans

Beijing is strengthening economic ties with five countries that are key to its Belt and Road Initiative and attempts to counter US influence in the region.

Beijing is strengthening economic ties with five countries that are key to its Belt and Road Initiative and attempts to counter US influence in the region.

28 Jan 2022 - 4:28AM
Editorial | Hong Kong Bar Association’s new chief on right track

Victor Dawes’ intention to restore links with Beijing is a welcome move, even as he acknowledges that political and legal issues can overlap.

Victor Dawes’ intention to restore links with Beijing is a welcome move, even as he acknowledges that political and legal issues can overlap.

27 Jan 2022 - 7:30AM
Editorial | Poor are paying the price as coronavirus pandemic widens wealth gap

Xi Jinping’s push for ‘common prosperity’ has merit because the current course can only threaten social, political and economic stability, even in the biggest and wealthiest countries.

Xi Jinping’s push for ‘common prosperity’ has merit because the current course can only threaten social, political and economic stability, even in the biggest and wealthiest countries.

27 Jan 2022 - 1:05AM
Editorial | Important that Carrie Lam leads Hong Kong by example

Chief executive argues she is right to sometimes remove her face mask during televised briefings, but this strategy will only open her up to criticism.

Chief executive argues she is right to sometimes remove her face mask during televised briefings, but this strategy will only open her up to criticism.

26 Jan 2022 - 8:00AM
Editorial | A timely reminder Hong Kong’s rule of law needs public confidence

While greater transparency is needed in some cases, Andrew Cheung, Hong Kong’s chief justice, has begun the legal year by insisting that the courts will remain impartial.

While greater transparency is needed in some cases, Andrew Cheung, Hong Kong’s chief justice, has begun the legal year by insisting that the courts will remain impartial.

26 Jan 2022 - 7:30AM
Editorial | Lockdown woes only raise doubts in ability of government officials

Questions have been raised with thousands of residents confined to two housing blocks and complaints mounting over chaotic Covid-19 testing, rubbish piling up in lift lobbies and late food deliveries

Questions have been raised with thousands of residents confined to two housing blocks and complaints mounting over chaotic Covid-19 testing, rubbish piling up in lift lobbies and late food deliveries

25 Jan 2022 - 9:15AM
Editorial | Teenage pilot shows the way for women

At 19, Zara Rutherford has smashed gender stereotypes and been hailed a female role model by becoming the youngest woman to fly solo around the world

At 19, Zara Rutherford has smashed gender stereotypes and been hailed a female role model by becoming the youngest woman to fly solo around the world

24 Jan 2022 - 8:14PM
Editorial | City’s population policy put to the test

Expected boom in births fails to materialise, leaving long-term issues for Hong Kong to debate and deal with

Expected boom in births fails to materialise, leaving long-term issues for Hong Kong to debate and deal with

24 Jan 2022 - 8:15AM
Editorial | Cruise industry the world over still sailing in stormy waters

Decline of Genting Hong Kong serves as a warning that nothing can be taken for granted during a health emergency

Decline of Genting Hong Kong serves as a warning that nothing can be taken for granted during a health emergency

24 Jan 2022 - 5:15AM
Editorial | Mislabelling food can carry a harmful cost

A Consumer Council analysis of bargain-priced meat and seafood balls revealed a marked disparity in what was claimed on some menus and packaging. Aside from expectations of cost and value, when it comes to health and religious beliefs, products and descriptions should always match.

A Consumer Council analysis of bargain-priced meat and seafood balls revealed a marked disparity in what was claimed on some menus and packaging. Aside from expectations of cost and value, when it comes to health and religious beliefs, products and descriptions should always match.

23 Jan 2022 - 7:00AM
Editorial | Decisions illustrate the importance to Beijing of maintaining a certain rate of growth

A cut in loan rates and the decision to expand the high-speed rail network highlights how China still relies on big investment in infrastructure to help drive the economy as it transitions to more dependence on domestic growth.

A cut in loan rates and the decision to expand the high-speed rail network highlights how China still relies on big investment in infrastructure to help drive the economy as it transitions to more dependence on domestic growth.

23 Jan 2022 - 7:00AM
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