My Take, a popular and sometimes controversial daily column of the South China Morning Post, analyses a variety of hot-button issues concerning Hong Kong, mainland China and the region.
A survey has shown a growing lack of interest in politics. Yet engagement is needed if the city is to rebuild its reputation as being vibrant and open.
If the US needed millions of dollars to shoot down a couple of hobbyist balloons, a trillion-dollar military budget is not enough to fight China.
The sad truth is that political assassination is increasingly tolerated as a method of foreign policy not only for ‘rogue’ states, but also some powerful democracies as well.
Ex-Singaporean foreign minister George Yeo has come under fire for suggesting cross-strait links ‘at the cultural and civilisational level’.
As ordinary Europeans suffer from the economic fallout of the Ukraine war, more are turning to the nationalist, xenophobic hard right. Maybe it’s time to make peace with Russia before the 2030s turns into the 1930s.
If US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is anything to go by, Washington wants to drag everyone into a fight of ‘with us or against us’.
According to independent observers who visited the region, Beijing has implemented policies to help Uygurs after crushing terrorist threat.
Illegal structures exposed by landslide during rainstorm at luxury Redhill Peninsula estate highlight the need for adequate deterrent.
West’s globalisation of conflict has inextricably linked it to two of the most dangerous flashpoints – the Taiwan Strait and Korean peninsula.
In a recent essay, former HKU vice-chancellor Wang Gungwu puts today’s relationship between two countries down to the rejection of ‘the great convergence’.
When it comes to prosecuting anti-government protesters, Canada, the United States and Hong Kong have shown similar vengefulness.
The China threat has much more to do with the insecurity and indecision of the West towards the country, the emerging multipolar world and the erosion of Western dominance.
Western military fabulists now warn that China may be expanding naval bases around the world faster than you can count aloud.
Gay Games the perfect time for the city to change course and embrace policies that provide the LGBTQ community with dignity and respect.
Europe now realises the high costs of conflict while mainland China knows what a ruthless Western proxy war in Taiwan would look like.
The tech fight is about economic survival for Beijing, but just another ‘war’ of choice for US politicians and technocrats. It’s easy to predict which side has the greater will to prevail.
Douglas Mackiernan, the first black star on the agency’s Memorial Wall, may be too heroic for exposure of evil American plots against China.
New book argues Tokyo’s ‘quiet leadership’ may be rock of stability in part of world fought over by an increasingly unreliable America, aggressive China and dangerous North Korea.
Everyone, whether America’s vassals or enemies, needs to move away from the dollar when their greenback-denominated assets can be taken from them on Washington’s say-so.
A study finds that the sanction regime often prolongs conflicts, collectively punishes whole populations and hinders third-party humanitarian efforts.
Neither Asia nor the rest of the world needs British input to right itself. Instead, people nowadays debate whether it is a failed or failing state.
Justin Trudeau has turned late father and prime minister Pierre’s liberalism on its head, resulting in transgenderism for children, easy drug access for addicts, state-assisted suicide for the non-terminally ill and censorship against the unenlightened.
By standing as an independent, the Foxconn tycoon is likely to split the opposition in January’s race and leave way open for secessionist DPP.
A former top Nasa official thinks UFOs may not be the work of little green men but nasty people from China. Some top US senators now want an independent commission to investigate.
A timely new book explores how religious ethno-nationalism has taken over democracy in the two countries.
The weaponised dollar hangs over many developing countries like the sword of Damocles. If nothing else, Brics+ offers them an escape route.
First televised debate of Republican primary brings out all the paranoia and cynical opportunism from the ‘China threat’ brainwashing cult.
Island vice-president keeps low profile on US ‘stopovers’ as Taipei is thrown out of Central American Parliament, and faces new Guatemalan president who wants closer ties with Beijing.
By subjecting themselves and families to the Erin Brockovich test, they can show to all their faith in the plan to release contaminated waste water.