TIANJIN WAREHOUSE EXPLOSION GRAPHICS: Satellite images reveal scale of deadly warehouse explosion in Tianjin

GRAPHICS: Satellite images reveal scale of deadly warehouse explosion in Tianjin

4 Nov 2015 Update

Shortly before midnight on Wednesday, a shipment of “dangerous goods” in a warehouse exploded and caused massive damage, killing at least 85 including 17 firefighters, at a container dock in the Chinese city of Tianjin - home to the world’s 10th busiest port. Some 700 people were wounded.

Atomic Bomb INFOGRAPHIC: What if an atomic bomb hit Hong Kong or Beijing, or where you live?

INFOGRAPHIC: What if an atomic bomb hit Hong Kong or Beijing, or where you live?

11 Aug 2015

This week marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, days after atomic bombs killed a total of 200,000 in the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The world is still not free from the threat of nuclear destruction, with nine countries possessing 19,000 nuclear weapons.

BANYAN TREE Hong Kong’s wall trees: everything you need to know about the banyans that define the city’s landscape

Hong Kong’s wall trees: everything you need to know about the banyans that define the city’s landscape

31 Jul 2015 1 comment

The practice of growing trees directly on walls originated with 19th century Guangdong masonry workers known as the Wu Hua.

GREECE INFOGRAPHIC: How the Greek Euro crisis happened

INFOGRAPHIC: How the Greek Euro crisis happened

24 Jul 2015

Despite a bloated public sector and high government spending, Greece adopted the euro as its currency in 2001.

SOCIETY INFOGRAPHIC: How Hong Kong's drinking water reaches your home

INFOGRAPHIC: How Hong Kong's drinking water reaches your home

23 Jul 2015 Click to view the full-size infographic in high resolution.
HEALTH INFOGRAPHIC: How water pipe installation projects at centre of Hong Kong contamination scandal were approved

INFOGRAPHIC: How water pipe installation projects at centre of Hong Kong contamination scandal were approved

17 Jul 2015 Click to view the full-size infographic in high resolution.
SOCIETY Waste not, want not: The 'food angels' collecting goodies we're about to throw out to cook for Hong Kong's underprivileged

Waste not, want not: The 'food angels' collecting goodies we're about to throw out to cook for Hong Kong's underprivileged

16 Jul 2015

“Some 3,600 tons of food are thrown out everyday, and we can only collect 4 tons of it,” explains Food Angel CEO Caribbean Chan. The charity has a small fleet of trucks that not only pick up food from suppliers during the day on a regular basis, but also at closing time, rush to supermarkets and wet markets to “rescue” as much food as possible, mostly fruits, vegetables, meat and some seafood.

HANG SENG INDEX GRAPHIC: Which component stocks of the Hang Seng Index fell the hardest?

GRAPHIC: Which component stocks of the Hang Seng Index fell the hardest?

12 Jul 2015

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

DRAGON BOATING INFOGRAPHIC: How dragon boating evolved from an ancient Chinese tradition into a global sport

INFOGRAPHIC: How dragon boating evolved from an ancient Chinese tradition into a global sport

30 Dec 2015 1 comment

Every year, on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, crews of paddlers re-enact the legend of Qu Yuan.

LANGUAGE INFOGRAPHIC: A world of languages - and how many speak them

INFOGRAPHIC: A world of languages - and how many speak them

25 Nov 2015 28 comments

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.