For nearly two decades it was one of China's best-kept secrets but now Hong Kong-based businessman Xu Zengping is breaking his silence and unmasking the PLA masterminds behind the purchase of what became the country's first aircraft carrier.
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Cathay Pacific is set for a summer showdown with cabin crew unions over pay and conditions.
Publisher of China’s leading pro-reform magazine vows to carry on despite growing pressure from authorities
The publisher of Yanhuang Chunqiu, the mainland’s most outspoken political magazine, has vowed to carry on despite concern that recent stepped-up measures by authorities to rein in the respected publication may finally force it to lose its critical stance.
Officials for England's premier race meeting, Royal Ascot, will roll out the red carpet for Able Friend should the world's equal-highest rated horse do as expected and win Sunday's Champions Mile at Sha Tin.
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A red tide at Waterfall Bay near Cyberport was photographed, while dead salmon in ponds of an affected fish farm after the eruption of Chilean Calbuco volcano, and more ...
Hong Kong's last remaining traditional wooden junk Duk Ling will be sailing again in Victoria Harbour in June following renovation work. To mark its return, an exhibition has opened at Times Square Open Piazza in Causeway Bay.
Selected works by SCMP's veteran political cartoonist Harry Harrison from April 2015.
Participants crawl across the finish line during the annual mud race in eastern England, while Cai Yongbing holds a pineapple next to his head at the fruit shop where he works in Yunnan, and more ...
Hordes of cyclists carry their beloved bikes as part of the annual Critical Mass gathering in Debrecen, Hungary, runners hit the road in the annual Beijing Run on a hazy day in the capital yesterday, and more ...
China has overtaken the U.S. in iPhone sales for the first time and Reuters looks into why the brand has surged in popularity despite a high price point. (Cover photo: AP)
Surveillance footage shows the moment when the 7.8 magnitude quake hit Nepal.
We tried out the world’s first 270-degree Immersive Fitness studio, where you can ride in space, cycle on mountain slopes, and race on highways.
Protesters hurled stones at police and their vehicles in northwest Baltimore, after the funeral for Freddie Gray who died in police custody last week. (Cover photo: AP)
In this interactive graphic, we show all the overseas mergers and acquisitions (excluding bonds) with a value above US$100 million that Chinese companies attempted from 2005 to the first half of last year.
Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov not only climbed to the top of the Shanghai Tower, but also scaled a crane on top of the building. The pair sneaked into the building site at midnight on Chinese New Year and spent almost two hours climbing up 120 floors to reach a height of 650 metres.
The government's proposal for the 2017 Chief Executive election promises "one man, one vote" but critics say it is not "true universal suffrage". SCMP explains just how the proposal would work.
The Sony World Photography Awards, organised by the London-based World Photography Organisation, seeks to recognise and reward outstanding work in three categories: Professional, Open and Youth.
An ordinary domestic helper from Manila reaches her dream city of Hong Kong – only to find herself at odds with a flawed and troubled labour system
The South China Morning Post's multimedia “ghost town map” offers one perspective on where the new ghost towns may be in the next five years.
Hong Kong’s hawkers will die out in less than 50 years, if current stringent policies don’t change. Talking to different hawkers from those manning dai pai dongs to itinerant hawkers selling fruit on carts and stall owners touting clothes on Mong Kok’s famous hawker streets, the South China Morning Post reports on what is pushing the trade into extinction.
Two years into President Xi Jinping's massive anti-corruption campaign in China, we have collected all the Communist Party's announcements of graft probes since Xi's rise to power.
The data show how graft probes have spread across the nation and intensified since early 2014.
A two-part special report on how Hong Kong copes with tropical cyclones