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The best stories of 2012 from South China Morning Post

The best stories of 2012

It's been a year of unforgettable stories from Hong Kong, China and around the world.

Tuesday, 12 March, 2013, 3:36pm

SCMP financial editor George Chen joins prestigious Yale fellowship

George Chen. Photo: SCMP Pictures

South China Morning Post financial editor George Shu Chen has been selected as a 2014 Yale World Fellow.

Chen, 34, will join 15 other candidates in August for an intensive leadership training and academic enrichment programme at the prestigious American university.

7 Apr 2014 - 6:18pm

SCMP wins marketing prizes in Inma awards

Robin Hu, Chief Exective Officer of SCMP Group. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

The South China Morning Post's marketing team won three top prizes and a second prize in this year's International News Media Association Awards.

5 May 2013 - 5:03am

Two men admit assaulting South China Morning Post photographer

The two men (right, facing camera) assaulted the photographer after she took this picture. Photo: May Tse

In Fanling Court yesterday, Cheng Shing-wing and Li Hak pleaded guilty to one count each of common assault, but they denied they were parallel-goods traders. Magistrate Wong Sze-lai postponed sentencing to May 14. The two were released on bail.

1 May 2013 - 5:47am

Magazines help boost revenue at SCMP Group past HK$1b

The paper's circulation in the second half of 2012 rose 4 per cent year-on-year to 107,426.

SCMP Group's revenue crossed the HK$1 billion mark last year for the first time since 2008, helped by new income sources such as the recently acquired Elle magazine and higher revenue contribution from its magazines business.

26 Mar 2013 - 9:01am

Post wins big in the Pulitzer of news design

Simon Scarr

Plotting every one of Picasso's 5,717 paintings from his Blue Period to his last days was no easy feat, but it was work like this that won the South China Morning Post five awards at this year's "Pulitzer of news design".

19 Mar 2013 - 2:50pm

Post wins 11 honours at news awards

Felix Wong's picture of star hurdler Liu Xiang's crash at the London Olympics won the sports category.

The South China Morning Post won 11 prizes at the 2012 Hong Kong News Awards, announced yesterday. Post China reporter Minnie Chan and business news editor Denise Tsang swept top prizes in the best news and business writing in English respectively, while reporter Charlotte So won second runner-up for best business news writing in English.

13 Mar 2013 - 5:54am

SCMP editor condemns attack on staff photographer

Two men (right, facing camera) suspected to be parallel traders, identify SCMP photographer May Tse prior to an alleged assault outside Sheung Shui train station on Thursday. Photo: May Tse

South China Morning Post Editor-in-Chief Wang Xiangwei condemned an attack on staff photographer May Tse by suspected paraller traders while on assignment in Sheung Shui on Thursday.

1 Mar 2013 - 8:43am 6 comments

SCMP Group halts trading after shares surge 23pc

Hong Kong's biggest English-language daily, the South China Morning Post. Photo: May Tse

In a filing with the Hong Kong stock exchange after the market closed, the company said it was "in negotiation with third parties regarding possible acquisition of a group of media companies in Hong Kong".

19 Feb 2013 - 5:18am

Kuok says with right heir his empire can last 'four generations’

The Kerry Centre in Quarry Bay is part of Kerry Properties, a developer majority-owned by the Kerry Group. Photo: May Tse

When billionaire Robert Kuok launched a luxury hotel brand in 1971, he named it Shangri-La, after the fictional utopia in which inhabitants enjoy unheard-of longevity. Ensconced in his executive suite 32 floors above Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour -- the room decorated with a pair of elephant tusks gifted by the late Tunku Abdul Rahman, the first prime minister of Malaysia -- the world’s 38th-richest person appears to have defied the ageing process himself.

 

2 Feb 2013 - 5:04am

Hong Kong's generous culture of charitable giving

Luncheon Closing Ceremony of Operation Santa Claus in Grand Hyatt, Wan Chai. Photo: May Tse

Sustaining a charitable course for a quarter of a century is no easy task. Raising record donations in the current economic situation is an even bigger achievement. The HK$18.8 million raised by Operation Santa Claus over the past two months is, therefore, outstanding.

23 Jan 2013 - 1:51am

National education plan gets everyone talking online

National education had students up in arms. Photo: Felix Wong

'My Take' columnist Alex Lo proved to be the Post's king of controversy, with one of his articles attracting more reader comments than any other since scmp.com began accepting reader comments in August.

30 Dec 2012 - 4:55am

Time to put your hand in your pocket for Operation Santa Claus

Operation Santa Claus is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Christmas trees and decorations are going up all over town, the festive season is on the way, and now is the time to share our goodwill with those less fortunate.

18 Nov 2012 - 5:17am

Operation Santa Claus 2012: still giving after 25 years

Singers Elisa Chan Kit-ling and Alex To Tak-wai help launch the second Operation Santa Claus in 1989, the year the South China Morning Post came on board. Photo: SMP

It started with popular DJs pulling crazy stunts to attract donations. Then it turned into a multimedia fund-raiser well before the internet age.

18 Nov 2012 - 4:58am

SCMP appoints two managing editors

The South China Morning Post has appointed two managing editors to assist the editor-in-chief in overseeing the paper's website and general operations.

Both were hired to strengthen editorial administration and enable the newsroom to pursue a multi-platform product development strategy.

18 Sep 2012 - 3:24am

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