Weak economic data out of China stoked fears the world's second largest economy is slowing down which could hamper global growth. (Photo: AFP)
Sotheby's showcases Chinese works of art ahead of autumn auction and expects a good turnout despite China's economic slump. (Photo: K. Y. Cheng/SCMP)
The long commute: how two young students travel over 2 hours from Shenzhen to Hong Kong every day for school
For her first day ever at school today – the first day of Hong Kong’s school year – six-year-old Ma Ho-chun will take at least two hours to get to her primary school in Wong Tai Sin from her home in Shenzhen. Ho-chun's sister, seven-year-old Ma Wang-ka, has been doing this for a year since she was admitted to Baptist Rainbow Primary School, the same school Ho-chun will be studying at. (Photo: SCMP's Edward Wong)
Savagely beaten and accused of spying for Moscow, China's few citizens of Russian descent recount their stories of persecution and terror during Mao’s cultural revolution.