Chinese scientists claim to have made a major breakthrough in magnetic detection technology that could bring unprecedented accuracy to the process of finding hidden metallic objects – from minerals to submarines.
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Triple Olympic gold medallist Ma Long and three other well-known national players from the China squad have said they would take no further part in the China Open being played in Chengdu because they miss their coach Liu Guoliang, who stepped down after four years at the helm.
Norwegian-born Cecilie Gamst Berg has worked as a Cantonese teacher in Hong Kong for over two decades, but fears the future of Hong Kong’s Cantonese heritage is under threat.
Tim I. Gurung served in Hong Kong’s Gurkha regiment, a specialist unit entrusted with border patrol and defence of the city during the colonial-era. He spoke to SCMP at the old training barracks for the Gurkhas, which are now taken over by the PLA.
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.
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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.