A US navy destroyer sailing near islands claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea drew a warning from Chinese warships to leave the area.
Samarkand: the cultural crossroads of Central Asia that few people have heard of, and you'll never forget
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North Korea, protectionism still the biggest risks ahead of Sino-US relationship after election: said former U.S. Trade official
Hong Kong’s up-and-coming badminton star Cheung Ngan-yi reaches first Superseries semi-final, while Lee Chong Wei is stunned
World number one Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia was handed the worst birthday present possible after he was blown out of the Denmark Open to unseeded Brice Leverdez of France – while Hong Kong’s Cheung Ngan-yi, also unseeded, reached her first ever Superseries semi-final in the women’s singles.
Hong Kong was hit by heavy rain and gale-force winds as Typhoon Haima made landfall 100km east of the city.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba starts the countdown to its annual shopping festival Singles' Day, promising consumers - and investors - a bonanza of fashion shows, virtual reality and pop star Katy Perry.
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Waves lash against Kennedy Town waterfront as T8 signal is hoisted and prepares for Typhoon Haima.
Over 7 million Americans live outside of the U.S, an estimated 60 000 of them in Hong Kong. Julian Jesse lives with his wife and two children in Sha Tin, and plans to vote for the Democrat ticket.
A tumultuous second meeting ended when the pro-establishment side prevented localist legislators from taking the LegCo oat by walking out of the session.
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.