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Once upon a time in Hong Kong: 110 years of South China Morning Post

23 Dec 2013 13 comments Interactive

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.


The day the earth stood still: The famous "War of the Worlds" broadcast

26 Nov 2013

It's 75 years since a radio drama, "The War of the Worlds", terrified America and launched Orson Welles' career.


Lights, camera, action! The international movies set in Hong Kong

21 Oct 2013 4 comments

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. 


Sarin gas, the silent killer

7 Oct 2013

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.


Urban oasis

7 Oct 2013

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.


Radiation block: Fukushima's battle to prevent sea contamination

16 Sep 2013

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.

Air Travel

Hong Kong, air epicentre

1 Oct 2013

Thanks to its geographical location, Hong Kong enjoys a fascinating twist: half of the world's population lies within a five-hour direct flight.


US$800m operation to raise Costa Concordia

16 Sep 2013

All the superlatives apply to the marine salvage operation about to unfold off the Italian island of Giglio - it's the largest, the most expensive and the most complicated. And it's the first of its kind.


English Premier League - the Big Picture

12 Sep 2013

Since being established in 1992-93, it has become a multibillion-dollar industry. Here we take a look at the league’s past and present and the impact it has had around the world.

Korean War

The battles, weapons and casualties of the Korean War

12 Sep 2013 1 comment

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean war, which lasted from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953.


Sky's the limit for China's building plans

12 Sep 2013

If Sky City in Changsha is completed by 2014, it will be the world's tallest skyscraper, surpassing by eight metres Burj Khalifa in Dubai. China has its eyes on building plenty more.