Our Desk | European Union, a doomed cause

It is not the intention of this piece to either hurt someone’s feelings or provoke anyone. As an outsider to the European Union, I would like to share my experience

World Views | Is Big Oil still a big deal?

From Monday there will be just one oil company in the Dow Jones Industrial Average — Chevron Corp. The removal of Exxon Mobil Corp. from the index after an uninterrupted

World Views | A chance for the EU to become the green bond king

  The green bond market has blossomed, with annual global issuance growing fivefold in the past half-decade. To become a fully fledged asset class, it needs a benchmark borrower. That’s a role the European Union is

World Views | Women have been better leaders than men during the pandemic

  The evidence is in: At least during the first wave of Covid-19, countries with female leaders suffered far lower death rates than comparable nations led by men. This doesn’t mean

Our Desk | The Dead Artists Society – Part 2

For those unfamiliar with the first part of my opinion piece, I talked about an emerging artist-led movement which has the motto: “Support living artists, the dead ones don’t need

World Views | The US needs a realistic Russia strategy

  The suspected poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny underscores the dangers Russians face for speaking out against President Vladimir Putin. It’s also a warning to those currently protesting for democratic change

Bayern proves organizations do win championships

There's something fitting about a German club winning the first major team sports trophy of the COVID-19 era. Maybe a lesson in there, too. Because of the way their countrymen handled

World Views | Let Bannon arrest be the coda on Trump’s corrupt presidency

  Steve Bannon’s arrest on fraud charges is hardly a tragedy in the traditional sense of the word. Sure, the fall of a hero is the hallmark of tragedy, and Bannon

World Views | Holiday Inn may offer refuge from the pandemic

  With international travel decimated by Covid-19, it’s a dark time for hoteliers. So it’s hardly surprising that Accor SA might be interested in a merger with London-listed InterContinental Hotels Group Plc, owner

China Daily | TikTok case reflects bitterly on US

  On Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump gave Chinese company ByteDance 90 days to divest itself of any assets used to support the popular short video-sharing app TikTok in the United

World Views | SalivaDirect could kick off a testing turnaround

  Testing failures have weighed down the U.S. Covid-19 response since the virus emerged. More than half a year in, many labs are overwhelmed, leading to long waits for results and

Our Desk | Chill. Congestions mean wealth

Over the past several weekends, the main residential areas of the Peninsula, spanning from the Reservoir and the Guia Hill – along the several major roads – to Fai Chi

World Views | Suburbs can woo city people by being more city-like

  America’s urban landscape is on the cusp of change. As big cities struggle, suburbs and smaller cities have a chance to win over fleeing workers, boosting their tax bases. But

Editorial | Soft causes

For the first time in the history of Hong Kong, a newsroom was raided and searched by the police. The headquarters of Next Digital media group, which operates the pro-democracy Apple

World Views | To help the world’s poor, put money on their phones

  The global economic crisis has caused historic job losses in the developed world. For workers in poor countries, the consequences are even more dire. In places where the virus is

World Views | Russia doesn’t really know whether its Covid vaccine works

  Russia is prematurely declaring victory in the race for a vaccine against Covid-19, with potentially dangerous consequences for the Russian population. President Vladimir Putin says his government has approved a vaccine and will

Our Desk | Goodbye, staycation!

Since at least June, nearly all hotels in the city, particularly 5-star ones, have been offering good deals for local residents, whether for in-hotel or dining promotions. A staycation has become

World Views | What people fear most about ‘cancel culture’

Cancel culture” is a phenomenon with almost no defenders. Instead there are people who lament and assail it, and people who deny it exists. It “isn’t real,” it’s “a patchwork

World Views | Hezbollah will not escape blame for beirut

  As if the Lebanese haven’t suffered enough. For months, they have been caught between an economic meltdown, crumbling public services and a surging pandemic. Now they must count the dead and survey

The Art of Giving | Modern philanthropy. Covid-19: The great leveler?

“Tax us. Immediately. Substantially. Permanently.” A group of more than 80 of the world’s richest people, who call themselves the “Millionaires for Humanity” and include Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben and

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