China's currency has snatched the world's No4 spot in global payment value from Japan, according to Swift, but analysts still expect Beijing to allow the yuan to depreciate against competing currencies in the coming months.
Video of the day
You have already voted.
- Yes 36
- No 64
SCMP ePAPER EDITION
To access the SCMP ePaper Edition you will need a Print Plus Subscription (Mon-Sun, Mon-Sat & Mon-Fri package)
Dignified departure: 'incredibly disappointed' Brendan Rodgers pays tribute to Liverpool fans, players, staff and owners
Brendan Rodgers said he was "incredibly disappointed" to have been sacked as manager of Liverpool, but paid warm tributes to the club's players, staff and fans.
The Asian University for Women is teaching its students how...
Chinese peasant inventors are wowing global audiences ...
Alastair Campbell on life in Downing Street and the state of...
China’s dinosaur fossils are unlocking ancient mysteries ....
Chefs around the city are fired up
Actor Lau Ching-wan returns to romance
An audience with Vegas rockers Imagine Dragons
The write choice
Private kitchens: five hidden gems in the New Territories .....
Serena Williams on fashion, family and tennis
Local chefs use the fruits to beat the summer heat
Hong Kong's top chefs work their magic on the humble tomato ...
Space invaders: ‘The final frontier’ is ready for touris...
Inside China’s booming contemporary-art market
People wear “house” masks during a march held on World Habitat Day in central Phnom Penh, while hundreds of hot air balloons take off during the 2015 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico, and more ...
Typhoon Mujigae lashed the city of Zhanjiang in Guangdong with heavy rain and winds of up to 180km/h. Thousands of people were evacuated from the region before the storm made landfall near the city on Sunday. It left a trail of destruction in its wake.
The mountainous eastern province of Zhejiang is often promoted as a shining example of the entrepreneurial spirit. But although industrial growth has brought wealth to the densely populated region, poorer people often run into difficulties making ends meet.
A participant blow dries his moustache at the 2015 World Beard and Moustache Championships in the Austrian city of Leogang, visitors to the Porcelain House museum in Tianjin stand next to a jar overflowing with banknotes and look upwards, as directed by their tour guide, and more ...
Base jumpers pose for pictures clad in respective comic superhero costumes Hulk, Spiderman, and Captain America, while Vietnamese-born Danish conceptual artist Danh Vo's art-installation "Banish the Faceless / Reward your Grace" specially created in Madrid, and more ...
South Korea conducts emission tests on Volkswagen's diesel model amid a global emissions scandal.
The U.S. air strike that killed 22 people at an Afghan hospital run by a international air group could be considered a war crime, according to the United Nations.
Mass job cuts fire up tempers at Air France leaving one HR executive - Xavier Broseta - fleeing shirtless.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, sets up a free-trade zone for forty percent of the world's economy, and is considered the most ambitious trade pact in a generation.
Typhoon Mujigae sweeps through southern China, leaving at least six people dead and hundreds injured, state media reports.
Around 10% of these immigrants have turned to the European dream in the hope of starting a new life. The immigration crisis is becoming increasingly desperate not just for the refugees, but also for the countries receiving them.
Click to view the full-size infographic in high resolution
What's in a picture? The unspoken messages in Xi Jinping's group portrait with CEOs and senior executives during his first state visit to the US
Chinese President Xi Jinping (front row, center) posed for a group photo with Chinese and foreign CEOs and executives at Microsoft's campus in Washington on Wednesday during an internet industry forum, as part of his first official state visit to the US.
Xi Jinping’s first state visit to the United States was formally announced by the White House earlier this week. The Chinese president will travel to Seattle on Tuesday, before going to Washington to meet President Obama and concluding his trip in New York a week later.
As the eighth Rugby World Cup kicks off, we take a look at its history in graphic form.
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.
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
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