For the first time, Beijing is sending an admiral to the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore and appears to be well-prepared to assert the legitimacy of its extensive land reclamation in the South China Sea, analysts said.
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Fifa president Sepp Blatter faced angry demands to resign after US indictments and arrests of top lieutenants engulfed the football supremo in crisis heading into an annual congress. As 79-year-old Blatter prepared to open the congress on Thursday in Switzerland, top sponsors who pour millions into world football – including Coca-Cola, Adidas, McDonald’s and Visa – pressed the global body to clean itself up.
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Hong Kong is a rock climber’s dream
Battle of the all-day breakfasts
The return of HMS Tamar
Appetite for science
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Evolution of luxury
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Selected works by SCMP's veteran political cartoonist Harry Harrison from May 2015.
Film lovers watch a movie from the comfort of hot tubs at the open-air cinema in Berlin, while pupils queue for their meal at a boarding school in Shanxi, and more ...
A million bees cover Gao Bingguo in Shandong, while a child sizes up the biggest watermelon on display in Beijing, and more ...
Student Christian LeBlanc was feeding bananas to an elephant at a sanctuary in Thailand, while hundreds of student nurses take an open-air examination in Shaanxi, and more ...
Hong Kong's iconic Haw Par Mansion has stood the test of time since it was built in 1934. It survived the Japanese occupation and even developers' bulldozers that demolished the adjoining Tiger Balm Garden - the city's first major theme park - and its seven-storey white pagoda in 2004.
Hundreds of protesters and Buddhist monks denounce the United Nations' complaints over Myanmar's treatment of its Rohingya minority.
The world's most popular sport has been plunged into turmoil after U.S. and Swiss authorities announced separate inquiries into the activities of the game's powerful governing body, FIFA.
Hong Kong stocks are surging on rising China investment flows, but concerns are also growing that the financial hub may not be able to cope with more mishaps in the wake of a recent market manipulation scandal. (Photo: SCMP's K.Y. Cheng)
Street lights powered by their own wind turbines and solar panels are lighting up a section of Barcelona's sea front as part of the city's bid to become energy self-sufficient.
A fire at a privately owned old people's home in central China kills dozens.
Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov not only climbed to the top of the Shanghai Tower, but also scaled a crane on top of the building. The pair sneaked into the building site at midnight on Chinese New Year and spent almost two hours climbing up 120 floors to reach a height of 650 metres.
Tens of thousands of Hongkongers crammed onto ferries to visit the outlying island of Cheung Chau on Monday to witness the Bun Scrambling Competition, the highlight of the annual Cheung Chau Bun Festival.
The Sony World Photography Awards, organised by the London-based World Photography Organisation, seeks to recognise and reward outstanding work in three categories: Professional, Open and Youth.
In a special report, the Post examines Myanmar's enduring links to China, its largest trading partner, ahead of the Southeast Asian country's first free general elections in a quarter-century next year.
In this interactive graphic, we show all the overseas mergers and acquisitions (excluding bonds) with a value above US$100 million that Chinese companies attempted from 2005 to the first half of last year.
An ordinary domestic helper from Manila reaches her dream city of Hong Kong – only to find herself at odds with a flawed and troubled labour system
The South China Morning Post's multimedia “ghost town map” offers one perspective on where the new ghost towns may be in the next five years.
Hong Kong’s hawkers will die out in less than 50 years, if current stringent policies don’t change. Talking to different hawkers from those manning dai pai dongs to itinerant hawkers selling fruit on carts and stall owners touting clothes on Mong Kok’s famous hawker streets, the South China Morning Post reports on what is pushing the trade into extinction.
Two years into President Xi Jinping's massive anti-corruption campaign in China, we have collected all the Communist Party's announcements of graft probes since Xi's rise to power.
The data show how graft probes have spread across the nation and intensified since early 2014.
A two-part special report on how Hong Kong copes with tropical cyclones