A top Communist Party publication has spelled out that President Xi Jinping was personally behind Beijing’s high-handed approach to disputes in the East and South China seas.
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Japanese “no hoper” Sho Kimura, bleeding heavily from a cut right eye for almost nine rounds, roared back determinedly to score a sensational 11th round knockout of China superstar Zou Shiming in a massive upset to lift the WBO world flyweight title in Shanghai on Friday night.
In the early hours of July 28, 1976, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the city in Hebei Province, killing over 242,000 people.
Importing waste has been lucrative for the mainland, with recycling also creating supplies of materials that were in short supply domestically. But officials now say the problems created by the industry, especially the impact on the environment and people’s health, far outweigh the benefits.
Kai Tak Airport served as Hong Kong's international airport from 1925 to 1998, leaving the city's residents with plenty of memories. We dug through the SCMP archive to bring you back to the time when the airport was in use, and when we said goodbye to it.
All you need to know about the Hong Kong-mainland high-speed rail link
SCMP’s Kevin Kwong and Susan Jung on a search for the best fast-food fried chicken in Hong Kong.
(Photo: SCMP’s May Tse)
Camel has been manufacturing glass vacuum flasks in Hong Kong for more than seven decades. The company's Kowloon Bay factory has now been transformed into a designer business hotel. SCMP spoke with the third generation owners of the family business about the brand's heritage.
Sources: North Central College; World War II Magazine; Dorling Kindersley; Encyclopaedia Britannica; National Geographic; World War II Database
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.