Mainland Chinese stocks tumbled sharply at the open on Wednesday as sell orders piled up in an increasingly fragile market where an unprecedented 51 per cent of all listed shares are now voluntarily suspended from trade, locking up some US$2.2 trillion of previously tradeable market capitalisatio
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Selected works by SCMP's veteran political cartoonist Harry Harrison from July 2015.
Today is the anniversary of the Marco Polo Bridge incident in 1937 that is regarded as the beginning of Japan's full-scale invasion of China and the start of the eight-year war between the two nations.
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Snaking through some of eastern China’s more scenic regions, the line connecting Hefei and Fuzhou has been dubbed “the most beautiful high-speed railway”. But for many on board the service which began operation on June 28, it’s the speed, not the views, that’s the draw.
Unsealed court documents show comedian Bill Cosby testified in 2005 that he obtained sedatives with the intent of giving them to young women in order to have sex with them. (Photo: AP)
Doppel is a new breed of wearable device, one that its developers say can actually change the wearer's mood by delivering a tactile beat to their wrist.
Flats are getting smaller in the world's most expensive residential real estate market, even though the price tags are still going up. Parking space-sized homes could set you back $500,000.
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.
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.
Hong Kong welcomed more than 2.5 million overseas visitors in 1981, drawn here by the world famous harbour, bargain shopping, and, if the official tourist guide is anything to go by, topless bars and bikini-clad escorts.
Four years after much of Japan's northeastern coast was devastated by a tsunami, a chain of cement sea walls stretching nearly 400km is under construction. Some of the walls will be five storeys high in places.
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.
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