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Get the latest in the ongoing US-China trade war from the South China Morning Post’s editorial team talking about the latest information they’re hearing from their contacts on both sides. Each week political economy journalist Finbarr Bermingham wraps the latest developments in the global supply chain, diplomacy and economy from reporters and editors at the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong.
 
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Jesus was publicly shamed by His own siblings and doubted by His cousin, but He never spoke out against them. Instead, Jesus set the example for all Christians to follow: correct someone in private, honor them in public. In this second instalment of his series on honor, Kong Hee teaches us the importance of focusing on the problem and not the perso…
 
Listen to a sermon by our Guest Speaker, Ps Kong Hee, preached at our Annual Home Coming Conference, Word Explosion 2020, hosted at Grace Bible Church Pimville on the 26th of September 2020, titled: Crisis & Change. Connect with us on the following platforms: FaceBook: Grace Bible Church International, Twitter: @BishopMosaSono, website: www.gracebi…
 
Do you feel as if you have lost everything? In this sermon, Wu Yuzhuang declares that God wants to recover all that you have all. A sequel to his earlier sermon “Rejected By Man, Chosen By God”, Pastor Zhuang brings us back to Ziklag, a place given to David. The Amalekites came and took away the wives and children of David and his men. Likewise, th…
 
The SCMP team discuss the Biden-Trump debate and its minimal focus on trade, and compare it with the much more impactful speech given by China's president Xi Jinping for the 70th anniversary of the Korean War, asking the Chinese people to reclaim the 'Korean Spirit'. Hinrich Foundation research fellow and former USTR and WTO negotiator Stephen Olso…
 
To honor someone is to always believe in, hope for and think the best of him (Phil 4:8). In this sermon, Kong Hee shows from Scripture the importance of having a spirit of honor; Jesus was an honoring person, even to the woman at the well. Pastor Kong highlights two groups of people we are specifically called to honor: our parents and our spouse. L…
 
Bobby Chaw leads us in a study of the faithfulness of Moses. Moses remained faithful believing in God's promises, despite experiencing disappointments many times. He also endured multiple betrayals from the people closest fo him; still, he was faithful to obey God's command to love and forgive. Moses faced failure after failure, but against all odd…
 
Listen to a sermon by our Guest Speaker, Bishop Tshalo Katshunga, preached at our Annual Home Coming Conference, Word Explosion 2020, hosted at Grace Bible Church Pimville on the 25th of September 2020, titled: On the other side of a crisis. Connect with us on the following platforms: FaceBook: Grace Bible Church International, Twitter: @BishopMosa…
 
Listen to a sermon by our Guest Speaker, Bishop Tshalo Katshunga, preached at our Annual Home Coming Conference, Word Explosion 2020, hosted at Grace Bible Church Pimville on the 25th of September 2020, titled: The usefulness of a facing-forward leadership in the contemporary church. Connect with us on the following platforms: FaceBook: Grace Bible…
 
Listen to a sermon by our Guest Speaker, Dr Elijah Maswanganyi, preached at our Annual Home Coming Conference, Word Explosion 2020, hosted at Grace Bible Church Pimville on the 24th of September 2020, titled: My Redeemer lives even after this. Connect with us on the following platforms: FaceBook: Grace Bible Church International, Twitter: @BishopMo…
 
Listen to a sermon by our Guest Speaker, Dr Elijah Maswanganyi, preached at our Annual Home Coming Conference, Word Explosion 2020, hosted at Grace Bible Church Pimville on the 24th of September 2020, titled: The Sons of Issachar's Decisive Leadership. Connect with us on the following platforms: FaceBook: Grace Bible Church International, Twitter: …
 
Listen to a sermon by our Guest Speaker, Rev SC Mathebula, preached at our Annual Home Coming Conference, Word Explosion 2020, hosted at Grace Bible Church Pimville on the 23rd of September 2020, titled: Double for your trouble. Connect with us on the following platforms: FaceBook: Grace Bible Church International, Twitter: @BishopMosaSono, Website…
 
Listen to a sermon by our Guest Speaker, Rev SC Mathebula, preached at our Annual Home Coming Conference, Word Explosion 2020, hosted at Grace Bible Church Pimville on the 23rd of September 2020, titled: Leadership Responsibility. Connect with us on the following platforms: FaceBook: Grace Bible Church International, Twitter: @BishopMosaSono, websi…
 
Listen to a sermon by our Guest Speaker, Ps Ray McCauley, preached at our Annual Home Coming Conference, Word Explosion 2020, hosted at Grace Bible Church Pimville on the 22nd of September 2020, titled: We are the most hope filled people on earth. Connect with us on the following platforms: FaceBook: Grace Bible Church International, Twitter: @Bish…
 
In the post-truth world that we live in, Christians must first become people of God's truth and of God's love before being able to effectively speak the truth in love. Aries Zulkarnain's pivotal message on spiritual dexterity alerts believers to the stark difference between the manipulated "truth" of the world and God's truth. Like Abraham, who est…
 
The SCMP political economy team analyse China's 'entity list' and its potential implications for firms such as HSBC. Hear analysis of how floods and typhoons mean China continues to struggle with food security issues, and Shehzad Qazi, managing director of China Beige Book, discusses the explosive report claiming the Chinese economy is technically …
 
Being rejected is part of life, but if it's left unchecked, feelings of rejection can cause someone to hurt those he loves most, or to run away from emotional connections. In this heartfelt sermon, Wu Yuzhuang explains that sometimes, rejection may arise from others' personal issues, or if they feel threatened by your success. Drawing from the exam…
 
The SCMP team analyse the watered-down US import controls on Xinjiang products and nations of the European Unions sharpening their focus on human rights in China. Former WTO official Tatiana Prazeres, now based in Beijing, discusses China's 'hollow victory' in a dispute over Trump's trade war tariffs at the WTO. We'll also hear about one company's …
 
In this post-truth era, we live in constant uncertainty and skepticism because the truth is no longer simple in an age of “deep fake”. In this encouraging message by Bobby Chaw, we are reminded that in a truthless world, Jesus is the Truth, the Way and the Life (John 14:6). There are three things about God that we can count on: He is consistent, He…
 
Both Trump and Biden are trying to force US firms to leave China but is the gravitational pull of the Chinese market too strong? The team analyse the growing consensus in America's presidential candidates' policies as well as the impending threat of a new global trade alliance against China. Hear why the impending US bans on cotton from Xinjiang th…
 
Has the convenient “new norm” of doing church online replaced your commitment and sense of community? In this thought-provoking sermon, Aries Zulkarnain challenges the church to beware letting technology become a substitute for God. When technology has distracted us to the point where we no longer examine it, it has power to enslave us. Being more …
 
Despite promising to cut the US trade deficit in the 2016 election campaign, Donald Trump must today grapple with an even larger gap today, despite his trade war. Meanwhile, China has announced TikTok is now on a list of Chinese companies prohibited to exchange technology with the US. How will it play out? Finbarr Bermingham is joined by political …
 
In the second part of this teaching, Kong Hee shows through Scripture how Jesus always spoke the truth but with great love to sinners like the woman at the well (Jn 4) and the adulterous woman (Jn 8), and by doing so, transformed their lives. The truth is important because it determines the outcome of our lives and our growth, but the evidence of o…
 
How the new US sanctions on Chinese companies militarising the South China Sea will hit Texas and Sydney; analysing the irony of the trade deal being the only thing holding the US-China relationship together; Owen Churchill unpacks the anti-China focus of Donald Trump's speeches at the Republican National Convention.…
 
Truth without love makes a person harsh. Love without truth makes one self-indulgent and self-pleasing. In this sermon, Kong Hee shows us how to maintain a healthy balance by following the example of Apostle John, who was transformed through Jesus’ discipleship from being a self-righteous “son of thunder” to being an “apostle of love”. We must be r…
 
After Hong Kong vowed to sue Donald Trump at the WTO over plans to relabel the city's exports as "Made in China", trade law professor Bryan Mercurio discusses the debate over whether a case is worthwhile. In a busy week for US China affairs, trade talks appear to be back on, even as US lawmakers push to take punitive action against Beijing to the e…
 
In this time of pandemic, the Christian has a mission to make a difference to the world with his unique gifts and talents. Listen to this prophetically-charged conversation between Pastor Kong Hee and CHC’s spiritual mentor, Dr A.R. Bernard of Christian Cultural Center and discover how God is shaping our “new normal” through revival, creativity and…
 
Donald Trump says Hong Kong can "go to hell", but what further weapons does the US president have in his arsenal? Political economy editors Zhou Xin and John Carter unpack the reality, and look at two potential crises for China: huge levels of bad loans in a struggling bank sector and food security, with Xi Jinping calling for an end to food waste.…
 
In Numbers 22, there are four important lessons on how to respond to life’s challenges believers can learn from four characters. In this sermon by Bobby Chaw, we learn from Balak, king of Moab, that unlike unbelievers, we can be focused on God. From the prophet Balaam, we learn that we must not be double-minded, but be pure. God’s presence in the c…
 
US President Donald Trump signs executive orders targeting two of China's biggest mobile apps in a new escalation of the US-China tech war. Finbarr Bermingham, Zhou Xin and John Carter from the SCMP political economy team unpack how this will impact business and culture on both sides of the world, and Washington bureau chief Rob Delaney analyses th…
 
You are not on your own—God is with you. In this rousing sermon, Pastor Phil Pringle of C3 Church, Sydney reminds us of the God Factor. God wants to put “But God” faith in us—it’s what causes us to have victory over our enemies. Pastor Phil lists three situations in which we most need the God Factor: when we are fearful, when we get ourselves in a …
 
The SCMP political economy team, Finbarr Bermingham, John Carter and Zhou Xin analyse a historic week where the United States recorded a massive economic slump while China continued to eke out growth in its post-lockdown economy. Hear analysis of Xi Jinping's recent addresses and this week's meeting of the Politburo, and clues of increasing prepara…
 
In this very first weekend edition of Coffee With Kong, Pastor Kong Hee takes the interviewer’s seat as he speaks to his guest, Pastor Bill Johnson of Bethel Church through video conferencing. Tackling topics from COVID-19 and the future of church to fanning the flames of spiritual fire, be blessed by the wisdom shared in this warm conversation. Le…
 
Political economy editors John Carter and Zhou Xin explain the impact of the closure of the Chengdu consulate on US companies, and the deep historical meaning China attaches to the Houston consulate. Hong Kong desk editor Denise Tsang reveals the ongoing fears of American and Japanese companies about being based in Hong Kong and the bad economic ne…
 
In this season, being stuck in the middle, unable to fully resume life as we know it, can make Christians feel like their faith has been left hanging in mid-air. In his weekend message, Pastor Aries Zulkarnain comforts and inspires the listener to find purpose in “the middle”. There are two ways to relook at our situation. One, our loss of purpose …
 
The SCMP political economy team analyse the reality of Trump's Hong Kong Autonomy Act, and what Hong Kong means to China both economically and historically; Europe correspondent Stuart Lau unpacks the coming deadline for the EU's investment treaty with China, in a week where Britain became the newest front in the burgeoning tech war.…
 
In this encouraging sermon, Pastor Kong Hee shows how, throughout Jesus’ life He managed crisis and change without ever losing His focus. As He entered new seasons of life, Jesus increased in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and men. God uses seasons of change to test our moral qualities and find the cracks in our character. Jesus went thro…
 
Political economy editors Zhou Xin and John Carter join Finbarr Bermingham to analyse how Donald Trump's Hong Kong Autonomy Act will impact business here, and reflect on the past turbulent two years of trade war. Hear an in-depth interview with Clark Jennings, former White House advisor on a potential Biden presidency and what aspects of Trump’s po…
 
Erwin McManus, lead pastor of Mosaic Church in LA, returns with a powerful message gleaned from the four lepers in 2 Kings 7, who were so desperate in the famine that they set out for the enemy land of the Arameans. There are four lessons to be learned: one, we need to find courage in desperation, to move forward realizing we have nothing to lose b…
 
How do you respond to crisis? In this sermon based on Numbers 21 Bobby Chaw encourages you to respond in faith and respond with praise. The first generation of the children of Israel allowed songs of praise to leave their lips and replaced them with complaints—they failed to reach their Promised Land. David, on the other hand, wrote Psalms 16 and 3…
 
SCMP political economy editor Zhou Xin has a copy of John Bolton's book 'The Room Where It Happened' and discusses what its revelations mean for Chinese readers; Washington bureau chief Rob Delaney unpicks the rollercoaster week of statements from Navarro, Ross and Trump, the talk of decoupling the US and China as well as analysing of how Trump wil…
 
In this Father’s Day message, Aries Zulkarnain celebrates fathers and our Heavenly Father. The Bible exhorts us to honor our father and mother, that we may live long in the land the Lord is giving us. When we honor our father, we are blessed and we gain access to his gifts. Sharing a powerful personal lesson he gained watching his own father handle…
 
Jesus Seade, the Mexican candidate to lead the World Trade Organisation, has pitched himself as the “trade expert” who can bring both the US and China back to the negotiating table. This is a deep-dive interview with Finbarr Bermingham, probing his thoughts on the US-China trade war, the phase one trade deal and what Seade learned from leading the …
 
In this fourth and final sermon of this series, Pastor Kong Hee teaches the four dimensions of Christ’s love out of 1 Corinthians 13:7. First, love always protects: it doesn’t broadcast the problems of others, or criticize other in public. Love safeguards a person’s dignity and reputation. Second, love always trusts: it constantly believes the best…
 
Who will buy? It's a week where soybeans, fossil fuels, wolf warrior diplomacy and the 2020 US Presidential campaign collided... SCMP editors John Carter and Teddy Ng discuss the latest events in the rising US-China rivalry, while Peterson Institute for International Economics' trade expert Chad Bown joins Finbarr Bermingham on the line to discuss …
 
Why does God allow so much suffering? What will life be like after COVID-19? These are questions we have no answers to, and situations beyond our control. In this powerful and personal message, Sun Ho encourages the listener to draw closer to God than ever. God uses challenges to make us stronger, purer and more dependent on Him; all that we endure…
 
In this Pentecost Sunday message, Pastor Bobby Chaw delivers a powerful reminder about the Holy Spirit who was promised to every believer by Jesus in John 14:16-18, that He will abide with us forever. Drawing from Abraham's example in Genesis 18, there are four ways to respond to the Holy Spirit. First, we must be sensitive to His presence and hear…
 
How will Beijing's controversial national security law for Hong Kong affect US-China trade relations, now that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has declared Hong Kong 'no longer autonomous'? Finbarr Bermingham brings political economy editors Zhou Xin and John Carter together to discuss the possible outcomes, while Su-Lin Tan looks at China's deci…
 
In this third part of his series on the love of Jesus based on 1 Cor 13, Pastor Kong Hee shows us how Jesus did not respond to the darkness of other people in a typical way. First of all, love is not easily angered. Jesus did get angry but he never lost control of Himself. We must be good-natured like Jesus, asking God for unlimited patience. Secon…
 
Finbarr Bermingham joins political economy editors Zhou Xin and John Carter to scrutinise the announcements from China's 'two sessions', and discuss whether Donald Trump could change Hong Kong's special status in response to China's new Hong Kong national security law. Our feature interview is with James McGregor, Greater China chairman of APCO Wor…
 
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