SCMP.com's top 10 videos of 2013
Video on SCMP.com was more popular than ever in 2013 as our team brought readers a wide range of content from Hong Kong and around the world. Here, we look at the top 10 most popular videos of the year.
A skit on the Jimmy Kimmel show in which the “Kid’s Table” segment showed a young boy suggesting that the US should resolve its debt crisis by “killing everyone in China” went viral this year. The video was played on SCMP.com 119,311 times after we covered the story in October.
Shoppers in Kowloon were left open-mouthed as a young woman forced her boyfriend to kneel in the street in broad daylight while she slapped him repeatedly, accusing him of inviting another girl to his apartment. The video was viewed 60,365 times after the story was published in October.
When Japanese animation legend Hayao Miyazaki released his latest film Kaze Tachinu, known in English as "The Wind Rises", SCMP.com readers were desperate to see the trailer. It was viewed 40,447 times after publication in August.
Our series of videos advising women how to stay safe in Hong Kong won three places in 2013's top 10 videos. Together, they were viewed 44,563 times during the year.
MTR passengers were left shocked when a child, believed to be from mainland China, urinated on a train before alighting with her mother. The story sparked great debate among readers, and the video was viewed 13,445 times.
Brave? Or simply mad? As Typhoon Usagi bore down on Hong Kong, a dozen hardcore surfers converged in Big Wave Bay to reap the benefits of the approaching storm. The video was watched 10,761 times.
Alleged maiden flight of China's first unmanned stealth attack drone
Video of China's first stealth drone – Lijian, or "sharp sword" – taxiing on an airstrip appeared on the internet. It was viewed 7,574 times.
Hong Kong journalists who "screamed" questions at Philippine president Benigno Aquino were unceremoniously ejected from the Apec summit in Indonesia. The video accompanying the article was viewed 119,311 times.