US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis is set to begin a three-day visit to China on Tuesday at a time of rising military tensions between the two countries.
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Traditional Chinese medicine includes acupuncture, bee-sting therapy, cupping, moxibustion, scrapping, tui na (Chinese therapeutic massage). One of the world’s oldest forms of medicine, it prevails in modern society after thousands of years of evolution.
Killed and maimed native animals litter the roadsides of Australia’s southern state of Tasmania. It records among the highest rates of roadkill in the world, with between 377,000 and 1.5 million animals killed per year.
The Star Ferry is Hong Kong’s oldest form of public transport, taking passengers across Victoria Harbour between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.
Seven years after a deadly tsunami ripped through the Tokyo Electric Power plant, tour organisers are bringing curious sightseers to the region as residents who fled the nuclear catastrophe trickle back.
The traditional practice of ear picking in China, using fine instruments to remove ear wax and “massage” the ear canal, dates back generations. It is especially popular in the city of Chengdu, where ear picking craftsmen offer their services to customers in tea houses and public parks.
The driver of a moving coach on a motorway in eastern China’s Shandong province suffered a stroke, prompting two passengers to spring into action and bring the vehicle to a halt.
Rice paddy painting has become a tradition in the province of Shenyang in northeast China, attracting tourists from all around the country. Farmers strategically plant different coloured rice saplings that create stunning works of art that can be seen from above.
An Indian forest ranger was nearly strangled by a rock python, after posing for pictures with the snake.
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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.