Wonton noodles is one of Cantonese cuisine’s most iconic dishes. Janice Leung Hayes visits Mak An Kee in Sheung Wan, one of Hong Kong’s most famous wonton noodle restaurants, to find out exactly what goes into a perfect bowl. Illustration: Sarene Chan
As of June 11, there had been 1,288 known cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers) resulting in 498 deaths.
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Even after several years of double-digit spending increases, China’s military reach is limited to its home territory. The reach of the US armed forces includes historical ties with traditional allies, geographic distribution and cutting-edge technology, as well as income through arms exports.
Mers is a respiratory illness caused by a new type of coronavirus that is similar to the virus responsible for severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars). The first case was spotted in Saudi Arabia in 2012.
There are at least 7,102 known languages alive in the world today. Twenty-three of these languages are a mother tongue for more than 50 million people.
The resource-rich South China Sea is claimed in part or wholly by China, Brunei, Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam and the Philippines. The reclamation activities of various countries have been going on for years. But it was not until January that China intensively ramped its efforts.
Beijing's anti-graft watchdog released on April 22 a detailed list of 100 fugitives it wants to extradite back to China as part of its "Sky Net" anti-graft operation. Here is our back page published on April 25, 2015 in print.
The government's proposal for the 2017 Chief Executive election promises ''one man, one vote'' but critics say it is not ''true universal suffrage''. SCMP explains just how the proposal would work.