Lau Siu-kai’s take on separatist party raises questions, including about him

Lau’s suggestion that the ultimatum against the Hong Kong National Party resulted from Beijing’s pressure on local officials raises questions beyond the fate of a minor political party. Those questions include whether his voice should carry the weight that it does.

3 Oct 2018 - 1:42PM
What would the US do if Beijing decided to take Taiwan by force?

Polls show only a minority of Americans would favour US soldiers fighting to defend Taiwan, but a decision by Washington not to intervene in a Taiwan Strait conflict would represent a dramatic shift in US strategy.

Polls show only a minority of Americans would favour US soldiers fighting to defend Taiwan, but a decision by Washington not to intervene in a Taiwan Strait conflict would represent a dramatic shift in US strategy.

22 Jul 2018 - 8:32PM
What would the US do if Beijing decided to take Taiwan by force?
Inside Out | Here are two reasons why an exodus of Chinese firms is fake news

Global manufacturers locate in China not just for the low wages, but for access to the nation’s workforce, infrastructure and gigantic market size

Global manufacturers locate in China not just for the low wages, but for access to the nation’s workforce, infrastructure and gigantic market size

22 Jul 2018 - 7:27PM
Here are two reasons why an exodus of Chinese firms is fake news
After Trump’s European trip, it’s the end of a unipolar world as we know it

The US president has his reasons for launching a trade war, demanding more spending by Nato partners and labelling the EU a ‘foe’: US debt levels and trade deficits cannot be sustained. The results of his actions, though, will be a once-orderly world off its hinges

The US president has his reasons for launching a trade war, demanding more spending by Nato partners and labelling the EU a ‘foe’: US debt levels and trade deficits cannot be sustained. The results of his actions, though, will be a once-orderly world off its hinges

20 Jul 2018 - 10:30PM
After Trump’s European trip, it’s the end of a unipolar world as we know it
Opinion | Land of opportunity for Hong Kong youth across the border

To promote entrepreneurship, free movement of goods and services – and ideas – should be encouraged between Hong Kong and the mainland, along with more youth forums, training, and opportunities for innovators to interact and inspire others.

To promote entrepreneurship, free movement of goods and services – and ideas – should be encouraged between Hong Kong and the mainland, along with more youth forums, training, and opportunities for innovators to interact and inspire others.

19 Jul 2018 - 6:22AM
Land of opportunity for Hong Kong youth across the border
Trump dances to Putin’s tune, risking the global order

The US president’s summit with his Russian counterpart shows he’s willing to stake American democracy and global stability on his own deal making. As the global order unravels, the only question is whether other countries, namely China, can form a new one.

18 Jul 2018 - 9:14PM
Macroscope | The three ways China will respond to America’s next tariffs

It is only natural that Beijing would strike back should Washington go ahead with the next round of tariffs, but it can also be expected to proceed with domestic reforms and further opening of its market to outside investors, which may ultimately be to its benefit.

It is only natural that Beijing would strike back should Washington go ahead with the next round of tariffs, but it can also be expected to proceed with domestic reforms and further opening of its market to outside investors, which may ultimately be to its benefit.

18 Jul 2018 - 10:33PM
The three ways China will respond to America’s next tariffs
Let’s remind the US that Hong Kong and China are different

Hong Kong could easily have faced heavier sanctions from a US that no longer clearly sees its distinctions from the mainland. It is therefore important that Hong Kong’s government and business community draw attention to what makes it unique.

Hong Kong could easily have faced heavier sanctions from a US that no longer clearly sees its distinctions from the mainland. It is therefore important that Hong Kong’s government and business community draw attention to what makes it unique.

18 Jul 2018 - 4:00AM
Let’s remind the US that Hong Kong and China are different
The View | We’re all taking the global trade war far too lightly

Neither the prices of stocks and bonds, nor the steady growth forecasts by global organisations like the IMF, are sensible when the escalating trade confrontation between the US and so much of the world threatens supply chains everywhere.

Neither the prices of stocks and bonds, nor the steady growth forecasts by global organisations like the IMF, are sensible when the escalating trade confrontation between the US and so much of the world threatens supply chains everywhere.

17 Jul 2018 - 10:34PM
We’re all taking the global trade war far too lightly
Macroscope | Trade war sends unsentimental markets hunting for winners and losers

The trade war between the US and China is a crisis affecting goods, services and currencies across the globe, but also potentially opening opportunities for investors in ‘safe havens’, and we can count on markets not to let a crisis go to waste.

The trade war between the US and China is a crisis affecting goods, services and currencies across the globe, but also potentially opening opportunities for investors in ‘safe havens’, and we can count on markets not to let a crisis go to waste.

17 Jul 2018 - 10:34PM
Trade war sends unsentimental markets hunting for winners and losers