Humanity’s contest with artificial intelligence, using the oldest and most complicated form of competition known to the human mind, came down convincingly in the machine’s favour this week, marking the point in time when the progeny of the human race outsmarted the creator’s own ingenuity.
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Former England international goalkeeper David James is in Hong Kong this week competing at the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens. The 46-year-old is representing Playon Pros, who are making their debut at the tournament.
Founded in 1959, Chu Wing Kee is a hardware store selling everything from kerosene lamps to electric scales. Its owner, Perry Chu, is dedicated to keeping this treasure trove alive in Sheung Wan.
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You may have been lucky enough to see them carefully walking along a 42-metre tightrope connecting rocky hills in Hong Kong’s New Territories. Or maybe you enjoy watching their enthralling videos online.
Philippine security forces bomb residential areas in a southern city as they battle Islamist militants holding hostages and reported to have murdered at least 11 civilians. (Photo: AFP)
What is the most visited attraction in Hong Kong?
Hong Kong may be a shopper’s paradise, but it seems locals and tourists aren’t after high-fashion boutiques.
Court ruling paves the way for Taiwan to become the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. (Photo: Reuters)
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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.