SCMP Editorial

SCMP Editorial

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

Latest from SCMP Editorial

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
Editorial | Carrie Lam and Legco have to do best for Hong Kong and stop passing the buck

Sharp exchanges on first day of new term for legislature bode ill for Hong Kong in the grip of an Omicron outbreak and seeking solutions to several pressing issues.

Sharp exchanges on first day of new term for legislature bode ill for Hong Kong in the grip of an Omicron outbreak and seeking solutions to several pressing issues.

13 Jan 2022 - 7:30AM
Editorial | Kazakhstan in need of more than force

Crisis-hit Central Asian nation may rely on Beijing and Moscow for help, but in the end its own government has to meet daunting labour and social challenges.

Crisis-hit Central Asian nation may rely on Beijing and Moscow for help, but in the end its own government has to meet daunting labour and social challenges.

13 Jan 2022 - 12:07AM
Editorial | Better management at Cathay vital to status of Hong Kong as aviation hub

Troubled airline, bailed out by taxpayers, now finds itself facing calls to be held to blame if the city is gripped by a fifth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Troubled airline, bailed out by taxpayers, now finds itself facing calls to be held to blame if the city is gripped by a fifth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

12 Jan 2022 - 7:30AM
Editorial | China right to pursue Horn of Africa peace

It is an understandable approach given its responsibility as a global power and the substantial investments of Chinese companies involved in projects linked to the Belt and Road Initiative.

It is an understandable approach given its responsibility as a global power and the substantial investments of Chinese companies involved in projects linked to the Belt and Road Initiative.

12 Jan 2022 - 1:52AM
Editorial | Back to square one as Hong Kong takes the battle to Omicron

Better preparation and a decisive response remain the key to bring city out of this vicious circle.

Better preparation and a decisive response remain the key to bring city out of this vicious circle.

11 Jan 2022 - 10:34AM
Editorial | China doing its part to improve ties with US

It can be seen as a positive sign that Beijing is sincere in trying to avoid further deterioration in relations with Washington, especially when it come to business.

It can be seen as a positive sign that Beijing is sincere in trying to avoid further deterioration in relations with Washington, especially when it come to business.

10 Jan 2022 - 11:56PM
Editorial | Djokovic saga puts the focus on exemptions

Canberra has only itself to blame for allowing unvaccinated tennis champion to fly into the country, then locking him up in quarantine and threatening him with deportation ahead of the Australian Open

Canberra has only itself to blame for allowing unvaccinated tennis champion to fly into the country, then locking him up in quarantine and threatening him with deportation ahead of the Australian Open

10 Jan 2022 - 8:15AM
Editorial | Declared nuclear powers should set the tone for disarmament

The cause of non-proliferation will also add another patch of common ground for China and the US to work together and narrow their differences

The cause of non-proliferation will also add another patch of common ground for China and the US to work together and narrow their differences

9 Jan 2022 - 10:34PM
Editorial | The move to digital finance needs patience

Getting to grips with technology requires understanding, experience and confidence, especially for the elderly and less tech-capable. The shift will take time, effort and trained staff.

Getting to grips with technology requires understanding, experience and confidence, especially for the elderly and less tech-capable. The shift will take time, effort and trained staff.

9 Jan 2022 - 8:15AM
Editorial | Beijing determined to not let Covid-19 taint the Olympic spirit

The meticulous preparations for the Winter Olympics are evident with venues completed and test runs proving their readiness. But success hinges on more than state-of-the-art facilities, with the highly infectious Omicron variant sure to test Covid-19 prevention strategies.

The meticulous preparations for the Winter Olympics are evident with venues completed and test runs proving their readiness. But success hinges on more than state-of-the-art facilities, with the highly infectious Omicron variant sure to test Covid-19 prevention strategies.

8 Jan 2022 - 9:55PM
Editorial | Only more flats can ease Hong Kong’s housing crisis

Mortgage scheme currently under consideration may make homes more affordable, but inadequate supply is reason for skyrocketing property prices.

Mortgage scheme currently under consideration may make homes more affordable, but inadequate supply is reason for skyrocketing property prices.

8 Jan 2022 - 8:30AM
Editorial | Handling of scandal over party will put Carrie Lam to test

With top officials and lawmakers among 170 people in quarantine after ignoring health advice and attending birthday celebrations, all eyes are now on Hong Kong’s leader

With top officials and lawmakers among 170 people in quarantine after ignoring health advice and attending birthday celebrations, all eyes are now on Hong Kong’s leader

8 Jan 2022 - 8:00AM
Editorial | Officials must be more aware of their actions at critical time for Hong Kong

Those who attended birthday party at centre of infections scare clearly ignored advice of their government colleagues at a time when Hong Kong is under the shadow of Omicron variant.

Those who attended birthday party at centre of infections scare clearly ignored advice of their government colleagues at a time when Hong Kong is under the shadow of Omicron variant.

7 Jan 2022 - 7:30AM
Editorial | Battle for clean Beijing air will be a long one

Blue skies over the capital and the meeting of national air quality standards for the first time have been celebrated, but the struggle to fight pollution while maintaining steady economic growth is far from over.

Blue skies over the capital and the meeting of national air quality standards for the first time have been celebrated, but the struggle to fight pollution while maintaining steady economic growth is far from over.

7 Jan 2022 - 5:25AM
Editorial | Make enough rooms available for Hong Kong helpers

Workers from overseas make a valuable contribution to the economy and tough Covid-19 restrictions on those entering Hong Kong are hurting local families.

Workers from overseas make a valuable contribution to the economy and tough Covid-19 restrictions on those entering Hong Kong are hurting local families.

6 Jan 2022 - 8:00AM
Editorial | Hong Kong measures to combat Omicron threat are tough but necessary

Tightening of social-distancing restrictions, ban on eating in restaurants after 6pm and the closure of many public facilities take the city back to square one in the Covid-19 battle.

Tightening of social-distancing restrictions, ban on eating in restaurants after 6pm and the closure of many public facilities take the city back to square one in the Covid-19 battle.

6 Jan 2022 - 7:30AM
Editorial | Hong Kong ivory ban needs to be strictly enforced

Cruel smugglers have got away with it long enough and now the city must make sure those who break the new law by selling prohibited products pay the price.

Cruel smugglers have got away with it long enough and now the city must make sure those who break the new law by selling prohibited products pay the price.

5 Jan 2022 - 8:00AM
Editorial | Bigger Hong Kong vaccine bubble to make life harder for those who refuse jabs

People have had long enough to get inoculated against Covid-19 and from February 24 they will be banned from entering city restaurants, government leisure venues and schools.

People have had long enough to get inoculated against Covid-19 and from February 24 they will be banned from entering city restaurants, government leisure venues and schools.

5 Jan 2022 - 7:30AM
Editorial | Hong Kong stock exchange must strive to make most of new listing policies

Overhaul combined with China’s continuing market reforms will put Hong Kong in good stead, as long as city’s capital markets maintain quality, efficiency and accessibility.

Overhaul combined with China’s continuing market reforms will put Hong Kong in good stead, as long as city’s capital markets maintain quality, efficiency and accessibility.

4 Jan 2022 - 8:00AM
Editorial | Hard work begins after the Hong Kong oaths end

With no dissenting voices, the swearing-in ceremony for members of the Legislative Council was uneventful, but now those lawmakers must prove they can meet the daunting challenges ahead.

With no dissenting voices, the swearing-in ceremony for members of the Legislative Council was uneventful, but now those lawmakers must prove they can meet the daunting challenges ahead.

4 Jan 2022 - 7:30AM