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

1 Jul 2015

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

4 Jun 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.

DIPLOMACY INFOGRAPHIC: Surveying territorial claims in the South China Sea

INFOGRAPHIC: Surveying territorial claims in the South China Sea

1 Jun 2015 1 comment

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.

MILITARY INFOGRAPHIC: Balance of superpowers -- Comparing the armed forces of US and China

INFOGRAPHIC: Balance of superpowers -- Comparing the armed forces of US and China

3 Jun 2015

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.

ANTI-CORRUPTION CRACKDOWN INFOGRAPHIC: China's Wanted 100

INFOGRAPHIC: China's Wanted 100

20 May 2015 1 comment

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.

BUSINESS INFOGRAPHIC: China’s overseas investments

INFOGRAPHIC: China’s overseas investments

28 Apr 2015 Interactive

In this interactive graphic, we show all the overseas mergers and acquisitions (excluding bonds) with a value above US$100 million that Chinese companies attempted from 2005 to the first half of last year.

ARTS INFOGRAPHIC: Palette covered

INFOGRAPHIC: Palette covered

14 May 2015

Pablo Picasso’s Les Femmes d’Alger (Version 0) – which was  exhibited in Hong Kong last month – this week became the most  expensive painting to sell at auction, going for US$179.3m at  Christie’s

Mers INFOGRAPHIC: Everything you need to know about the Mers outbreak

INFOGRAPHIC: Everything you need to know about the Mers outbreak

19 Jun 2015

As of June 11, there had been 1,288 known cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers) resulting in 498 deaths.

POLITICS INFOGRAPHIC: Hong Kong's political reform vote explained

INFOGRAPHIC: Hong Kong's political reform vote explained

18 Jun 2015

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.

AVIATION INFOGRAPHIC: A mountain in the way of the third runway

INFOGRAPHIC: A mountain in the way of the third runway

1 May 2015 Update

Hong Kong is set to build a third runway for Chek Lap Kok airport, but there are some stubborn physical constraints. 

DIPLOMACY INFOGRAPHIC: South China Sea Disputes

INFOGRAPHIC: South China Sea Disputes

30 May 2015 Update

In an exclusive interview with the South China Morning Post, the Philippine president Benigno Aquino said that Vietnam approached his country to form a new “strategic partnership” to fend off China’s maritime claims in the South China Sea. We take a look at the current geopolitical situation.

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