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Swimming star Siobhan Haughey gave Hong Kong their first gold medal of the 2017 World University Games when she triumphed in the women’s 100 metres freestyle in Taiwan on Tuesday.
A look back at Hong Kong’s historic and deadly typhoon encounters.
A once-in-a-century total solar eclipse spanned the continental United States on August 21, creating a 112-kilometre-wide path of totality stretching from Oregon in the Pacific Northwest to South Carolina on the Southeast Coast.
Britain’s Big Ben bell fell silent on August 21 for four years of renovation work, with its final 12 bongs ringing for midday in front of a crowd of over a thousand people. The repair work on the landmark has sparked protests, including from Prime Minister Theresa May.
Hong Kong sizzles as mercury soars to 37.7 degrees Celsius. Pictures by SCMP photographers show how Hongkongers keep themselves cool outdoors.
With its narrow rooms, metal bars and bunk beds, Bangkok’s first prison-themed hostel promises the look and feel of a real jail in the bustling Thai capital.
Leo Chau creates 3D artwork in the foam of the coffees he serves in his Kwai Hing café, Leo’s Espresso. Within 2 or 3 minutes, Leo creates kittens, elephants and many other animals with milk foam and edible colour pigments.
(Photo: SCMP's Xiaomei Chen)
Glittering gowns, elegant suits and bold mini-dresses worn by the late Princess Diana is on show on the 20th anniversary of her death in a unique exhibition charting her style reign.
China will officially start operation of the world’s fastest train service next month, knocking an hour off the 1,318km journey between Beijing and Shanghai. Seven pairs of bullet trains – named Fuxing, which means rejuvenation – will start operating from September 21, Thepaper.cn, a government-
Wong Kwok-chung has been driving taxis for 40 years. He is determined to drive his customers to wherever they want to go, and bring them joy with a guestbook.
(Photo: SCMP’s Xiaomei Chen)
Sweet and sour pork is almost ubiquitous in Chinese restaurants. It can be heavy on the ketchup, canned pineapple and white vinegar in most restaurants, but SCMP’s food and wine editor Susan Jung makes a more subtle version of it.
(Photo: SCMP’s Jonathan Wong)
Low wages and a lack of privacy can inflict a high cost on the health and mental well-being of domestic helpers working overseas. As a workforce, helpers sometimes only have rudimentary education and lack formal skills.
This visualisation is of the squads announced by the Premier League up to August 10, 2017, and includes the total players announced by each club. The proportion of foreign to domestic players might alter when the Premier League clubs register their final 25-man squads on September 1, 2017.
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.