China’s yuan joins an elite group of reserve currencies created by the International Monetary Fund on Saturday in a move hailed as a milestone in the country’s rise to global financial prominence.
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The Hong Kong Cycling Association has vowed to keep its troubled BMX venue at Gin Drinkers’ Bay open, maintaining the cash-strapped facility would be renovated despite losing millions of dollars since it was built in 2009.
Selected works by SCMP's veteran political cartoonist Harry Harrison from October 2016.
Selected works by SCMP's veteran political cartoonist Harry Harrison from September 2016.
During the day this mass of shabby market stalls looks utterly dead. It seems impossible that these old market booths, alleyways and parking bays could be the hub of a thriving exercise in commercial efficiency.
U.S. transit officials say at least 1 person was killed and more than 100 injured, some critically, when a commuter train derailed and plowed through Hoboken station in New Jersey during the morning rush hour. (Photo: AFP)
Collector Cheng Po-hung owns a shop that sells old currency and post cards at Sheung Wan. He’s known as a folk expert of Hong Kong history and regularly appears on TV programmes to explain old local stories.
Hundreds of Hong Kong pro-democracy supporters with yellow umbrellas hold three minutes' silence outside the city's government offices to mark the second anniversary of mass protests challenging Beijing.
A landslide, which hit a village in eastern China, buries dozens of houses and leaves 27 people missing, state media reports.
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May 16, 2016, marks the 50th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution.
INTERACTIVE SPECIAL: One of the world's longest bridges is being built in Hong Kong - what does it look like now and how much will it cost?
When completed, the 42km-long Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge will be one of the longest bridges above water in the world, constructed with the mission to speed up integration of cities in the Pearl River Delta. Will it be worth its staggering cost?
Multimedia special: Can the gambling mecca of Macau find its identity and turn around its flagging fortunes?
Sixteen years after its return to China, Macau is a city at the crossroads. In this South China Morning Post multimedia package, Raquel Carvalho delves into its chequered history, charts its meteoric rise and asks what the future holds.
China announced it would abandon the one-child policy. Reuters photographer Carlos Barria shot these intimate portraits of young Chinese people born since the start of the policy in 1979 and captured their raw thoughts on the prospect of having a sibling.
Tree maintenance has come into sharper focus recently following the government’s controversial decision to cut down four giant century-old banyans in August, and the collapse of a number of trees in recent months that have caused injuries. With experts expressing concern over the health and maintenance of trees citywide, the South China Morning Post has put together an interactive guide to the condition of more than 3,000 trees across Hong Kong, based on the latest data contained in a register originally created by the Development Bureau in 2010. Our map contains information on the health of more than 900 trees included in the register along with 2,700 others deemed "failed" or which were removed and not found on the register.