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SCMP budget calculator: Work out how the Hong Kong budget affects you

Thursday, 26 February, 2015, 5:54pm 1 comment Interactive

The South China Morning Post, in collaboration with Code4HK, has devised a simple to use calculator that allows you to see how the budget affects you.

BUDGET INFOGRAPHIC: Where the money goes in Hong Kong's budget 2015

INFOGRAPHIC: Where the money goes in Hong Kong's budget 2015

26 Feb 2015

Health and social welfare get some of the biggest increases in spending this year under the budget plans, with education and the environment also benefiting.

BUDGET INTERACTIVE: A visualisation of the Hong Kong budget

INTERACTIVE: A visualisation of the Hong Kong budget

26 Feb 2015 Interactive

There’s more to the budget than announcements about how much you can save on taxes next year. Here are four graphs to help you understand how the budget works and what’s in it.

HEALTH Where are Hong Kong's flu patients being treated?

Where are Hong Kong's flu patients being treated?

25 Feb 2015

Link to the full-screen map

LABOUR A maid’s tale: The story of one woman’s struggle to become a domestic helper

A maid’s tale: The story of one woman’s struggle to become a domestic helper

3 Mar 2015 Interactive

An ordinary domestic helper from Manila reaches her dream city of Hong Kong – only to find herself at odds with a flawed and troubled labour system

URBANISATION Chasing ghosts: Where is China’s next wave of empty ‘new towns’?

Chasing ghosts: Where is China’s next wave of empty ‘new towns’?

22 Feb 2015 8 comments Interactive

The South China Morning Post's multimedia “ghost town map” offers one perspective on where the new ghost towns may be in the next five years.

INFOGRAPHIC: Year of the Goat

INFOGRAPHIC: Year of the Goat

17 Feb 2015

Counting luminaries from Jane Austen to Chow Yun-fat, Goat people are sensitive and artistic, as well as stubborn, tenacious, determined and sure-footed.

POLLUTION INTERACTIVE: China's air pollution in 2014

INTERACTIVE: China's air pollution in 2014

27 Jan 2015 Interactive

Growing air pollution levels in China's cities have been the flip side to these past decades’ economic boom. Through official data collected from the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) website, we take a look at one of the country’s gravest public health hazards.

MILITARY INTERACTIVE: Slow boat to China — the long, troubled journey of the Varyag from the Black Sea to Dalian

INTERACTIVE: Slow boat to China — the long, troubled journey of the Varyag from the Black Sea to Dalian

20 Jan 2015 5 comments Interactive

In this interactive, Joe Lo illustrates the path that the former Soviet aircraft carrier, the Varyag, took to get from Ukraine's Black Sea Shipyard to Dalian in China's Liaoning province, taking more than two years to complete.

Satellite INFOGRAPHIC: The 1,234 satellites orbiting earth

INFOGRAPHIC: The 1,234 satellites orbiting earth

29 Dec 2014

Satellites are fundamental to our daily lives. Take a closer look at the man-made constellation of hi-tech machinery hovering above the earth.

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.