The breast milk of Chinese mothers has a higher protein content than milk of Japanese and US mothers, but could do with more fat as the fatty acid level is rather low, a study shows.
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Fifa boss Sepp Blatter deserves a Nobel Prize for his stewardship of soccer’s governing body, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview aired by Swiss broadcaster RTS
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Selected works by SCMP's veteran political cartoonist Harry Harrison from July 2015.
In a nation known for its stunning beauty, the landscape that makes up the Yadan landform is among China’s most stunning. This region of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region in the mainland’s northwest is among the nation’s most inhospitable, with little rain and often scorching temperatures.
A boy rides on his father’s shoulders through a field of sunflowers during a threeday festival in Japan, a bus carrying Chinese tourists lies overturned on a road in the popular resort island of Phuket, Thailand, and more ...
After Monday's massive plunge in Shanghai, Chinese equities saw more volatility in Tuesday trade even with a large additional liquidity injection from the central bank. (Photo: AFP)
One of Hong Kong’s resident giant panda bears, Jia Jia, is officially the oldest ever member of the species in captivity in the world. Guinness World Records adjudicator Blythe Ryan Fitzwilliam announced the news at a ceremony at Ocean Park. (Photo: AFP)
The German Aerospace Center has released footage of an unmanned scientific rocket taking a minutes-long trip into the universe, and back down to Earth. (DLR)
Jointly organised by the South China Morning Post and RTHK since 1988, Operation Santa Claus is one of the largest charitable donation drives in Hong Kong. By November 2013, it had raised more than HK$211 million for over 190 charitable projects.
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.
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.
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.
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