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

In trip rife with symbolism, former island leader meets President Xi Jinping in Beijing and makes it clear force not an option for Chinese on both sides of strait.


Despite lack of progress on electric vehicle and solar panel ‘overcapacity’, trip by US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen helps keep superpower communications open.


Hong Kong’s world-famous tournament will move to a larger, more modern stadium at the old airport site next year, and organisers must ensure that the atmosphere is at least equal to, if not better than, its former and much beloved home at So Kon Po.

As some choose to emigrate to Australia, Britain and Canada, Hong Kong must be reminded of its resilience and make its case as a destination to attract and retain talent.

Government-funded hi-tech hub has promised to improve security, but only after it was discovered that the private information of more than 13,000 people had been compromised.

City’s businesses will be required to meet international standards on sustainability, but this will require funding from both the public and private sectors.

The new criteria for changing the gender on ID cards is a step forward for the transgender community, but the government should be open to feedback on whether the requirements are too strict.

The scheme that will see volunteers provide taxi passengers with an estimated fare before their journey is a small but meaningful step in deterring gouging.

Given city’s ageing population, the government should conduct more promotional activities on end-of-life planning, such as talks and tours of memorial gardens, so that more people may opt for sustainable alternatives and ease demands on burial facilities.

The sold-out rugby tournament is perfectly placed to send the message that Hong Kong is back in action with more than 40 per cent of tickets taken by people outside the city.


Attack that killed seven as they sought to provide food amid humanitarian crisis, along with strike on Iran’s mission in Syria, should focus minds on averting further bloodshed

Harrowing images from quake-hit island call for swift humanitarian response despite strained cross-strait relations and fears for vital semiconductor sector.

Hong Kong shops and restaurants, already suffering, lost out as hundreds of thousands of citizens ventured to mainland China to take advantage of the long Easter weekend.

Attacks on Hong Kong businesses were up more than 50 per cent last year from a year earlier, as perpetrators exploited weak security to find unlocked digital doorways and launch ransomware raids.

Despite the end of visa requirements for some countries, some foreign tourists said that even when they came prepared – installing payment and messaging tools popular on the mainland or using VPNs – they still could not pay or go online.

Scrutinising policies and questioning funding requests can help a Legislative Council full of ‘patriots’ shed the rubber stamp impression and act more as a check and balance on government.

The listed transportation company will make the 3.09 per cent fare increase under a mechanism that triggered an ‘affordability cap’ but defers part of the adjustment to future years.

The Women’s Workplace Index will track company policies and data on maternity leave, equal pay and flexible work, as well as their efforts to fight harassment and other issues while offering an accreditation scheme that makes data available online.

It is unusual for the world’s nations to unanimously approve a resolution, but when it came to carefully handling the development of artificial intelligence, all 193 members – including the United States and China – were on board

Education secretary says the 27-year freeze on university fees will end soon, but plans to gradually adjust them to minimise the impact on city residents.

Researchers hope the alerts, which are similar to weather or pollution alerts, can raise public awareness of suicides during sharp rises in cases.

The MTR fined nearly 4,300 people for misusing the fare scheme in the nine months through February, while the Transport Department inspected buses and ferries across 650 routes.