How this Japanese martial art can help train your mind

Palestinians break taboo, seek Israeli citizenship

China rejects criticism of Tibetan resettlement program

HSBC profits boom on the back of Asian growth

How this Japanese martial art can help train your mind

August 3, 2015

Japanese martial art iaido can train not only your mind but also your mind. (Cover photo: SCMP's Jonathan Wong) 

Palestinians break taboo, seek Israeli citizenship

August 4, 2015

More and more Palestinians with permanent residency in East Jerusalem are applying for Israeli citizenship -- while defying taboo. (Photo: Reuters) 

China rejects criticism of Tibetan resettlement program

August 4, 2015

China is rejecting criticism of its program to build settlements for Tibetan nomads, saying that resettlement has been based on "what the masses want". 

HSBC profits boom on the back of Asian growth

August 3, 2015

HSBC reports second-quarter earnings, reporting a 10% rise year-on-year. (Photo: Reuters)