China is the world's biggest tobacco producer and consumer. It accounts for 40 per cent of worldwide cigarette production and is home to a quarter of the world's smokers.
The South China Morning Post is celebrating 110 years of coverage. Here, events in the city are played out in an interactive infographic by our senior artist Adolfo Arranz.
It's 75 years since a radio drama, "The War of the Worlds", terrified America and launched Orson Welles' career.
Hong Kong's streets have always provided a natural film set for local directors. And it's no surprise that the city has for decades inspired filmmakers around the world. Here we list all the international movies set in Hong Kong or featuring scenes in the city.
The UN has confirmed the use of sarin gas in the August 21 attack in Syria. Here we examine the country's weapons programme, as well as four notorious chemicals used in warfare in the last century.
Hong Kong's open spaces and natural habitat provide a vital escape from the stresses of city life and are host to a wide variety of wildlife.
On March 11, 2011, the coastline of northeastern Japan was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami, resulting in the largest nuclear accident since the Chernobyl disaster.
Today marks the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean war, which lasted from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953.