For Allah, China and Marx: theological mix for young imams

Brain drain from China's drug watchdog

Crowds greet Obama as he leaves Hanoi restaurant

Cruising the disputed Paracel Islands, one of the world's most unlikely tourist hotspots

For Allah, China and Marx: theological mix for young imams

May 24, 2016

While China's constitution enshrines freedom of religion, authorities keep strict limits on it, a reminder to Muslims that the state comes before Allah.

Brain drain from China's drug watchdog

May 24, 2016

Promises of higher salaries and greater freedom at work are luring officials from China's high-profile drugs watchdog to the companies they had regulated. It comes as the country looks to tighten oversight and drive innovation.
 

Crowds greet Obama as he leaves Hanoi restaurant

May 24, 2016

US President Barack Obama leaves a restaurant in Hanoi after dining with American chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain. Obama is on a three-day visit to Vietnam. (Photo: AFP) 

Cruising the disputed Paracel Islands, one of the world's most unlikely tourist hotspots

May 22, 2016

Entry is for mainland citizens only - and even then, intense screenings apply. The destination is the South China Sea's disputed Paracel Islands, an area that has become the flashpoint of a global sovereignty row. As we count down to the United Nations ruling over China's claims to the waters, the SCMP joined a one-of-a-kind cruise for a sneak peek at one of the world's most unlikely tourist hotspots. Stay tuned for more exclusive reports in the coming days.