SCMP Chronicles

SCMP Chronicles

SCMP Chronicles are multimedia reporting projects that combine the new tools of immersive journalism, first-hand knowledge of the Post's experienced reporters and our historical archive from the last 110 years, to tell the bigger stories behind the headlines in Hong Kong, China and the world.

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

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

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.

Sunday, 22 February, 2015, 6:25pm 8 comments

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

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

1 May 2015 - 12:14pm

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

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

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.

8 Dec 2014 - 11:04am 4 comments

Tigers and Flies: the Chinese Communist Party's anti-corruption campaign

Tigers and Flies: the Chinese Communist Party's anti-corruption campaign

Two years into President Xi Jinping's massive anti-corruption campaign in China, we have collected all the Communist Party's announcements of graft probes since Xi's rise to power.

The data show how graft probes have spread across the nation and intensified since early 2014.

22 Dec 2014 - 9:17pm 6 comments

In the eye of the storm: How deadly typhoons have changed the face of Hong Kong

In the eye of the storm: How deadly typhoons have changed the face of Hong Kong

A two-part special report on how Hong Kong copes with tropical cyclones

23 Oct 2014 - 12:14pm 2 comments

The forgotten army of the first world war: How Chinese labourers helped shape Europe

The forgotten army of the first world war: How Chinese labourers helped shape Europe

July 28, 2014 marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War One. The story of hundreds of thousands of Chinese workers, the largest non-European labour contingent in the war, is only slowly being rediscovered.

23 Sep 2014 - 9:00am

Multimedia: Edward Snowden in Hong Kong

Multimedia: Edward Snowden in Hong Kong

South China Morning Post senior reporter Lana Lam was the only Hong Kong journalist to interview Edward Snowden during the whistle blower's brief stay in the city in 2013.

28 Jul 2014 - 2:47pm

Voices from Tiananmen: Eyewitnesses look back to the spring of 1989

Voices from Tiananmen: Eyewitnesses look back to the spring of 1989

June 4, 2014 marked the 25th anniversary of a brutal military crackdown on pro-democracy protests led by students and residents in Beijing. Hundreds of people were killed and many more were wounded when People's Liberation Army units rolled into Tiananmen Square, ending more than a month of peaceful protests seeking political reforms.

10 Sep 2014 - 9:35am 59 comments

21HK: What's in Hong Kong's water?

21HK: What's in Hong Kong's water?

In a two-part special report, the South China Morning Post examines the challenges of keeping Hong Kong's water supply flowing and clean.

28 Jul 2014 - 2:52pm

Stories from Fukushima: Three years on

Stories from Fukushima: Three years on

Suffering and displacement endures in Japan after a devastating earthquake and tsunami in 2011 wreaked havoc.

28 Jul 2014 - 2:48pm

Dragon at the doorstep: Myanmar’s changing ties with China

Dragon at the doorstep: Myanmar’s changing ties with China

In a special report, the Post examines Myanmar's enduring links to China, its largest trading partner, ahead of the Southeast Asian country's first free general elections in a quarter-century next year.

12 Mar 2015 - 8:51am