OCCUPY CENTRAL November 25, 2014: Police officers surround bailiffs as they clear barricades from the Mong Kok protest site. Clashes later broke out. Photo: Sam Tsang

IN PICTURES: Beyond the barricades: Police clear the streets of Mong Kok

27 Nov 2014 2 comments Developing

After almost 60 days of occupation, a court-ordered clearance operation finally began on Tuesday, starting with the removal of barricades and tents on Argyle Street. By Wednesday afternoon, traffic was again flowing through one of Mong Kok’s busiest intersections.  

DENGUE FEVER INFOGRAPHIC: Everything you need to know about dengue fever

INFOGRAPHIC: Everything you need to know about dengue fever

25 Nov 2014 1 comment

An acute mosquito-borne disease caused by the dengue virus, dengue fever can be found in tropical and sub-tropical regions. It is especially endemic in many countries in Southeast Asia.

HAWKERS Closing time: How Hong Kong’s street hawkers struggle to survive

Closing time: How Hong Kong’s street hawkers struggle to survive

8 Dec 2014 4 comments Interactive

Hong Kong’s hawkers will die out in less than 50 years, if current stringent policies don’t change. Talking to different hawkers from those manning dai pai dongs to itinerant hawkers selling fruit on carts and stall owners touting clothes on Mong Kok’s famous hawker streets, the South China Morning Post reports on what is pushing the trade into extinction.

Adolfo's Umbrellas - a sketch diary of the Occupy movement

Adolfo's Umbrellas - a sketch diary of the Occupy movement

12 Nov 2014 Interactive

Drawings by SCMP’s Adolfo Arranz during the first month of the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong

APEC 2014 INFOGRAPHIC: Apec summit 2014

INFOGRAPHIC: Apec summit 2014

10 Nov 2014

In the 25 years since Apec was established, it has expanded from a loose grouping of a dozen countries to a regional bloc of 21 economies.

CORRUPTION Show us the money: How corrupt Chinese official's 200m yuan stash might look

Show us the money: How corrupt Chinese official's 200m yuan stash might look

3 Nov 2014 12 comments

What does 200 million yuan in cash look like? A graphic representation of Wei Pengyuan's alleged pile of corrupt money.

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT INFOGRAPHIC: Capital punishment in China

INFOGRAPHIC: Capital punishment in China

4 Nov 2014

China executed about 2,400 people last year, according to estimates by the US-based Dui Hua Foundation. That total is down from about 12,000 in 2000.

HONG KONG's BEST RESTAURANTS Steamed shrimp dumpling with matsutake mushroom from Duddell's restaurant in Central. Photo: Paul Yeung

MAP: Hong Kong - a Michelin Star-spangled foodie heaven

8 Dec 2014 Interactive

Zoom in and explore Hong Kong's best restaurants, according to the latest

LOGISTICS INFOGRAPHIC: Between two oceans

INFOGRAPHIC: Between two oceans

29 Oct 2014

The idea of uniting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans via Nicaragua has been cherished since the nineteenth century.

HISTORY INFOGRAPHIC: The Long March

INFOGRAPHIC: The Long March

28 Oct 2014 2 comments Click here to view the full-size graphic in high-resolution.
NUCLEAR WEAPONS China marks 50 years of nuclear weapons

China marks 50 years of nuclear weapons

30 Oct 2014

Nuclear missile ‘596’ was detonated at the Lop Nur test base on October 16, 1964, establishing China as the world’s fifth nuclear power. India joined the club a decade later, followed by Pakistan and North Korea