Hong Kong's pro-democracy protest camps may have been swept away but one man has recreated a rally site as an Occupy hotel -- where guests now pay to spend the night in a tent.
Japan's parliament on Wednesday confirmed Shinzo Abe for another term as prime minister after his election triumph, but the return to power stirred warnings from China over a bid to change the pacifist constitution.
Some motorists and passers-by treated themselves to an early Christmas in Hong Kong after a cash transport van with a faulty rear gate spilled millions of dollars in bundles banknotes across a busy motorway in Wan Chai at lunchtime.
Hong Kong police have asked the public to help return as much as HK$15 million which has gone missing in the frantic scramble for the loose HK$500 notes - each one the equivalent of about US$65 - following the incident.
Video circulating on social media shows the scene.
Hong Kong tram is celebrating 110th anniversary this year. SCMP talks to local history enthusiast Cheng Po-hung and takes a look at the ups and downs in the history of the city's tram.