Chinese President Xi Jinping’s political status has been elevated , with the Communist Party referring to him as the “core” of its leadership at the close of a key meeting in Beijing on Thursday.
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In the fallout from Hong Kong’s first no-race on Wednesday night, the Jockey Club is reviewing procedures behind the starting gates and will offer entry protection for the horses involved in the Happy Valley rake fiasco that lost the club HK$126 million in turnover.
Legislative Council President Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen adjourned the council meeting today as lawmakers Sixtus ‘Baggio’ Leung and Yau Wai-ching attempted to retake their oaths today.
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Fried chicken and beer has become a wildly popular combination in South Korea, creating a boom for Korean chicken producers. But foreign firms eyeing the market could put serious pressure on a market already awash with local birds.
Legco erupted into chaos as officials failed to prevent legislators Yau Wai-ching and Sixtus Baggio Leung from entering the chamber. The two legislators were hoping to take the oath allowing them to be sworn in as legislators.
Eva Lui Yi-ting took up skateboarding four years ago, and it now rules her life. She teaches teenagers how to ride, and earlier this year competed against more than 40 males in a street skateboarding contest.
31-year old Johnnie, one of the city’s best known skateboarders, started training as a teenager. 16 years later, Hong Kong still has strict limits on skating in public areas.
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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.