Hong Kong’s benchmark Hang Seng Index saw its biggest single-day drop since 2008's financial crisis, as investors dumped Chinese shares after a 30 per cent free-fall in mainland stocks raised fears about China’s financial system
Every year, on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, crews of paddlers re-enact the legend of Qu Yuan.
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.
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.
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.
As of June 11, there had been 1,288 known cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers) resulting in 498 deaths.
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.
Hong Kong is set to build a third runway for Chek Lap Kok airport, but there are some stubborn physical constraints.