Inside Out Column:

China great north-south divide

Crisis of finalcial illiteracy

The language of 2020

Big pharma and COVID

Virtual purgatory

RCEP and the return of multilateralism

China fisheries challenge

Measuring Riches

Lucky Republicans

Single's Day lessons for retail

Being disaster prepared

Vietnamese trade challenge

Trump's victim mentality

Aviation leads the recessions

Pensions in crisis

Auditing tariff war

Trusted travel

Science and lies

One trillion trees

Pandemic push for electric vehicles

The cost of war

Reinventing tourism

Wooing Europe

Reinventing railways

Nuts and butterfly effects

Measuring what matters

Weird weather and weird politics

Woman leaders and the pandemic

Eight pandemic lessons

New Zealand's China vulnerability

Dual circulation

Tyranny's shades of grey

The unlucky class of 2020

Patterns of bad behaviour

The right to make mistakes

The WTO's new boss

Gap years and left-behind countries

Migration all over again

Beijing's Security's Bill

Online bankruptcy settlement

A clumsy EU courtship

Carbon taxes

Race violence and the collapse of trust

Aviation in crisis

Financial Services Challengers to Hong Kong

US Bluster

Multilateralism vs bias and fake news

Security and Ontology

Covid Meat Crisis

China and soft power

APEC and trusted international travel

The peoples vaccine

Pernicious protection

Perfectly predictable pandemics

Tourism interrupted

Covid through a Migration Lens

Covid and Commodities

Education sector pandemic

Getting biblical


Time for Cooperation

Aviation Recession

No news is good news

Falling trade, saving jobs

Pandemic reset

Covid Tambora and cholera

The coronavirus tech revolution

Predicting the future

Pandemic Decoupling

Jobs and bankruptcies

Real world impacts of the pandemic

Storm in a WIPO teacup

India versus China

Decoupling and other myths

Hong Kong job security

ABAC and flygskam

Australia's climate schizophrenia

Future Skills

Future Floods

Coronavirus infects the global economy

Britain's Brexit finale

Curbing coal

Revisiting global pandemics

Digital taxes

The sad slate of Hong Kong Happiness

GDP mismeasuring our lives

Luo flies to the rescue

Hong Kong Port and GBA

China and Europe

Words of the Year

Earth and Marine Observing

A dangerous national security obsession

Trade order adjustment tax Dan Rogoff

Brexit lessons for Hong Kong

The imperilled apostrophe

Dispute Settlement in Crisis

Postal services in crisis

A window of calm

Thoughts of Thanksgiving

Trade myths and the WTO

And now for our next crisis

Challenging the Washington Consensus

The Singles Day Story of Stuff

Recession danger

RCEP and India

Tackling Inequality in Hong Kong

Groundhog Brexit

Women and slow change

Getting to Net Zero

Crisis compared

Hong Kong Business as Usual

Fish subsidies to the rescue

Lobbying in Geneva

Trade wars good and easy to win

Cognitive flexibility

Financing fossil fuels

Messing with mosquitoes

Time to reset capitalism

Where is the climate money

Rebuilding hope for Hong Kong

Not waste but resource recovery

Recessions and yield curves

A first move to restore calm

International workers and remittances

We got no bananas

Messages not messengers

Grim Greenland joke

Saying no to the nuclear option

Not-so-special economic zones

Sliencing Science

The housing imperative

Getting out of the Bunker

Arctic armwresting

APEC's post 2020 vision

A bad week

Is China hurting from the trade war

Rhubarb and the Opium Wars

Homage to Bretton Woods

Extradition Bill part two

London food rules

WTO Dispute Settlement

Losing bags on airlines

Life after the extradition bill

Sweating about rare earths

Marathon Man

Mexico and snake oil

What a waste

Clash of Civilisations

Hong Kong's Skill Problem

US-China technology wars

A problem with sand

Arctic Cold Wars

No such thing as Sustainable Palm Oil

More tariff wars

Global Biodiversity under threat

Trade talk on the brink

Ganbei to China's Baijiu

African Swine Flu in China

Jokowi's wayang theatre

Beijing's Belt and Road Party

Japan's Reiwa era

Death by dinner

Space and Charismatic Science

Rattus rattus Hongkongus

China's coal schizophrenia

Brexit April Fools

Shippers Environmental Challenge

Xi Jinping in Europe

Death in the City

Age of Environmental Breakdown

Airlines Implausible Skies

The C919 and China's Next Existential Trade Threat

APEC's Business Travel Card

World Human Hair Trade

The State of Trust

The Future is Female

GBA Forging the Future China

In Defence of Subsidies

Kakistocracy and the three Ks

Surveillance Capitalism

Earn, Learn, Return

Global Syndemic

Belt and Road Troubles

What Trade War

Digital Detox

Nuclear solution

China's tobacco monopoly

In praise of subsidies

Britain's misplaced military aspirations

Christmas Ghosts

Katowice climate crisis

Huawei and technology hegemony

Brexit bloodbath

Our global trash challenge

Hong Kong in the Greater Bay Area

Digital reality check

Marshall School SMEs going global

Teresa May's Brexit

Cleaning the trade mirror

PNG's APEC coming out party

Reinventing toilets

China's consumers


Mid-Term inequality

Into the Mid-terms

Climate threat local and personal

Reforming the WTO

Global warming indifference

Khashoggi, trade and trust

Ding Uk challenge

Cross harbor tunnel fees

The charisma of cars

Pacific Islands and APEC


Jobs disruption

Preparing for a long war

Mangkhut and the next crash

Just Imagining Trade

Parcel Post

Life after Lehman

Conghua horses

NAFTA revisited

WTO Dispute Settlement

Chinese students abroad

Tariff war


Liveability indices

Aging opportunities

China's tech challenge

Upstart Shenzhen

Into Africa

Migrating manufacturing

Land supply challenge

Trade war impacts on Hong Kong

Redefining the trade agenda

The bias epidemic

The power of wai ya

America's opioid crisis

Mosquito season

How tariffs backfire

Industry policies


FDI crash

Trade victimhood and hyprocracy

Vanila and the commodity curse
Quality Japan

Iran Sanctions
Thucydides trap

Sporting asylum
Supercharging baby

Pillaging the planet
Pensions and savings

Iran Sanctions
Sharing economy

Trade skirmishes
Deep ocean mining

May madness
Rosling and factfulness

Liveable smart cities
Importing and exporting

Quality Japan
Discriminating against women

Trade and smilely faces
Caveat emptor

Airlines and the long haul

China's future

Debt and systemic stress
Winning trade wars or winning election?

Li Kashing and old age 

Hygge and expensive cities 

Over the moon
An easy trade war to win

PNG's digital challenge
Pew picture of the US

The temptation to squander
Future job crisis

Planetary plastic crisis 

Universal basic incomes and post-work utopias 

Chinese travellers in Hobbiton

New Zeraland glimpse into anti-globalization
About Pandemics

Megacities and Urbanization
Trump's Tourism Slump

Davos Trade Skirmishes 

Progress for Women 

Cryptocurrency Concern 

Crazy Art 

McDonald's Revisit

Predictions and Wishful Thinking

Whistling in the Wind in Buenos Aires

The Christmas Gift of Time 

Hong Kong's Iconic Waterfront 

China's Mushroom Explosion 

Cities at Risk 

Health Alatum

Colonial Legacy Revisited

Free Trade is Tough Sell

Superbugs Unplucked

Bad Things Do Get Better

From Trade to Theatre

Trump's Bathtime Blues

Nuclear Deal Goes Nuts

All for the Greater Good

Brexit Madness Revealed

A Democratic Challenge

An Assault on Free Trade

Playing the Golf Game

No Logic to US Gun Obsession

A Better Quality of Life

Let Cool Heads Prevail

Beauty of PowerPoint

Whoof, Howl and a Miaow for Pet Lovers

Change of Fortune Looms

Brace for the Next Crisis

Two Steps Backwards

Dispute Resolution

Punching Our Weight

Halt, Proceed with Care

Defusing the War Tension

Disaster Management

Colourful Life Lived Well

Challenge of Stagnation

Liveablility Challenge

What a Load of Rubbish

Litmus Test for Trump

Co-location Conundrum

Guardian of the Galaxy

Humanity's Fat Challenge

Beyond the Boundaries


Previous SCMP Articles:

Cities Steer Man's Future

Same Same but Different

Finding the Right Path

Vulnerable Chock Points

Multilateral Deals Superior

Swept Up in the Storm

Get on with Running This City

World Still Integrating

The Need Legal Rethink
Bridging the Skills Gap

Cost of Miscalculations
Region of Terror

China Shines as Trump Stumbles
Dangerous Potents

Lessons from Tech Age

Obsessive Addiction

Harnessing the Ocean Wealth

Price of Misjudgement

A City Unwell

Instagram's Big Appetite

Resurgence of Optimism

Honour Female Geniuses

Grave Challenge

Europe at Crossroads

Arduous Flight Ahead

Global Trade Comes First

Hypocrisy of Fair Trade

Scooping up the Mess

Beyond the Horizon

Careless Tweets

Equation for Happiness

Technology Quest

Playground Rule Explains Trump’s Disdain for Global Trade

Where the City Fell Short

Saudis Tilt Towards Asia

Face-to-Face Challenges

Eat, Drink and be Merry

Wages Up for All

At the Heart of Migration

Rare Trade Deal

A World Without Trust

Absolute Measurement

Testing Time for APEC

Projects for the People

Ruling the Waves

Calm Before Storm

The Great Wall

The Art of Trade Wall

Dangerous Allegations

An Unreachable Chasm

Lasting Legacy of Obama

Praise Whistle-blowers

C-suite Team in Politics

APEC's Day of Reckoning

Health Matters

Movie Magic Still Elusive

Dismiss Thriving Desert Hub Dubai at Your Peril

Let's Drop "Stuff"

Diminishing Act

In the Pursuit of Accuracy

Perilous Day in Europe

Lasting Sense of Despair

Hard Reality of Shipping

Challenges of Aging

Hope for the Future

Renewing the Air We Breathe

Shopping City Losing its Sheen

Looming Challenges

A Year of Tough Challenges

Stretching the Limits

Shaping Future Trade Patterns
Much Ado about Tattoos

The Only Way to Democracy
Losing Glimmer?

A Show of Soft Dipomacy

First Real Test

Wage Talks can't Fix 'Real' Problems

Essential Growth Catalyst

Higher Price of Scientific Research
The Bigger Crisis Within

Alarm Over Global Trade

Painful Progress

Appeal of Sin Taxes

The High Cost of Bad Air

HK's Deepening Inequality
Political Mess

Economic Conundrum
Big is not Good

Why We Need APEC

Pension Crisis Unfolds

Building Blocks

Unwelcome Intruder

Crazy Strategy

Unravelling the Myths

Economics of Olympics

City of Extreme Inequality

Welcome Measures

Grand Football Ambitions
Growing Risks

Bargaining for Advantage

Turning the Tide

Rebuild Case for Liberal Trade

Language Lessons

The Way to Equality
Fragrant Success

Ahead Lies Madness

Soaring to New Height

Realities for Retirement

Banking in Fears

Quiet Comfort from Peru

Code Matters

Driving towards Driverless Cars

Unsung Advantage

Invasive Species

Closed for Business

Costs of Migration

Pointless Trade Rhetoric

Your Digital Afterlife

Real Inequality

Tip of the Iceberg

Costly Divorce

Resource Curse

Spreading Pain

Monarch's lasting legacy

China: pollution beater

What Third Runway? Hong Kong needs Another Airport

Four Amazing Things I learned About China's Top Leadership


The Offshore Case
Dumbing Down

Smelling the Air

Confidence Crisis

Food for Thought

Why Go Glum

Chilling Effect

Paying the Price

Signs of Life

Aerial Torture

Banking on Change

Eyes Wide Shut

Keep on Pushing

Milk for Life

Life Goes On

Weird Weather

Tourism Gold Mine

Tough Year for APEC

A New Pandemic

Putting the PR Spin into Trust

Myanmar's hope

Time to Count the Winners in Global Commodity Crash

Political Eclipse

Dumping Grounds

Saving for Old Age

Light without Progress

Off Life Support

No Consensus Please

Time to Wimps to Lead

The "Good Guys" of Pacific Alliance Mean Business 

The Art of Innovation

Tip of the Melting Iceberg

Gucci Set is Here to Stay

It's Time to Bridge the Gap

Not Welcome Here

World City? Not Any More 

Meeting of Minds

Hong Kong Ignores Food Security at Its Own Peril

The Two-for-One Trauma

Changing of the Guard

Hong Kong: A Feisty City on 'Borrowed Time'