Japanese martial art iaido can train not only your mind but also your mind. (Cover photo: SCMP's Jonathan Wong)
More and more Palestinians with permanent residency in East Jerusalem are applying for Israeli citizenship -- while defying taboo. (Photo: Reuters)
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 reports second-quarter earnings, reporting a 10% rise year-on-year. （Photo: Reuters)