Hong Kong’s bustling Central district was quiet in the small hours of January 27, the last day of the Year of the Monkey, when two seven-seater vans quietly pulled up outside the luxury Four Seasons Place serviced apartments.
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The world number six claimed her fourth LPGA tournament win with a sensational flourish at the end of her final round.
Acupuncture is not just for humans, but it also brings relief to pets with chronic diseases such as joint pain.
Tam Wai-lok's bed used to be a cold, stone table in a Mong Kok park, but after joining a cooking course run by the Salvation Army, he now works as a chef at a traditional Chinese restaurant and moved back into a rented home.
Chief executive hopeful John Tsang answers questions in this FacebookLive Q&A, hosted by SCMP senior editor Yonden Lhatoo.
(Photo: SCMP's Nora Tam)
Donald Trump cuts off a reporter who asks him about the rollout of his travel ban saying the implementation was "perfect".
Chui Chun-wah, owner of the most famous traditional seafood shop in Tai O, has made his life from shrimp paste and salted fish over 50 years.
(Photo: SCMP's Lea Li)
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.