Washington’s frustration with Beijing over the handling of North Korea is poised to grow, as senior officials from the two nations did not make much headway on reining in Pyongyang after wrapping up high-level talks.
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World Snooker chief Barry Hearn hopes July’s one-off event in Hong Kong to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the handover will convince a potential sponsor to put the city back on the global map after almost three decades – but it would need someone to spend more than HK$9.86 million a year.
In 1994, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), allowed the Bank of China to issue notes. Tang Xinyu, a banknote designer, reflects on the issue of Hong Kong banknotes by the Bank of China.
Gurdev Singh served as a civil servant during Hong Kong’s colonial-era as well as in its post-handover years. He spoke to SCMP about how Hong Kong’s Sikh community was affected by the city’s return to Chinese sovereignty.
Chief executive-elect Carrie Lam has settled for a safe slate of mostly incumbents and promotees from within the current administration.
The team will assume office on July 1.
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KC Lai, founder of VR tech company iZugar, talked to SCMP about the need to embrace change in order to succeed in business.
Jevons Au Man-kit, twice Best Picture winner at the Hong Kong Film Awards, discusses the changes to Hong Kong’s film industry and society after the handover.
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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.