SCMP World Series

The legacy of the 9/11 terror attacks, 20 years on

On September 11, 2001, two hijacked jets smashed into the World Trade Centre’s twin towers and another ploughed into the Pentagon, killing thousands and permanently altering the course of US history and policy. In this series, the South China Morning Post reflects on the continuing impact of the horrific terror attacks on the US, China and the world two decades later.

Updated: 9 Sep 2021