Hong Kong’s embattled leader on Friday left the city stunned and threw next year’s chief executive election wide open by announcing that he would not seek a second term to spare his family “unbearable pressure”.
Movie magic in Macau: first International Film Festival and Awards Macao promises to bring exclusive screenings and film masterclasses to the city
Video of the day
You have already voted.
- Yes 43
- No 57
SCMP ePAPER EDITION
To access the SCMP ePaper Edition you will need a ePaper Subscription.
John Moore discusses the chances of his runners after the Longines Hong Kong International Races draw
Guarded convoys carrying HK$100 million of racehorses will be tracked every step of the way when the VIAs (very important animals) are whisked through the Shenzhen Bay border checkpoint and on their way to the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s new state-of-the-art training facility in Conghua, near Guangzh
Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying will not seek a second term, citing "family reasons”.
Police began a city-wide operation against jaywalking and other traffic offences on Friday.
These include disobeying light signals, crossing within 15 metres of a pedestrian crossing without using it and climbing over kerbside fences to carriageways.
China's highest court has ruled in favour of former basketball star Michael Jordan in a long-running trademark case relating to a local sportswear firm using the Chinese version of his name, overturning earlier rulings against the athlete.
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.