France goes to the polls in the first round of election

Meet Leon Yee, the male pole dancer who defies gender stereotypes

Deadly shooting shuts down the Champs Elysees in Paris

Mysterious creatures and how we eat them: Hong Kong’s dried seafood

France goes to the polls in the first round of election

April 23, 2017

Key French presidential contenders, Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron, casting their votes on Sunday, in one of the most unpredictable elections France has ever seen.

Conservative Francois Fillon and leftist Jean-Luc Melenchon voting too, both still in with a chance of winning the first round vote.

11 candidates are seeking the presidency, only two will go through to a run off on May 7th.

(Photo: AFP)

Meet Leon Yee, the male pole dancer who defies gender stereotypes

April 14, 2017

Four years ago, Leon Yee was a fat, introverted, video gaming teenager training to be a chef.
Now 23, he works as a professional pole dancer in Hong Kong and appears to be brimming with confidence, standing tall at more than six foot in his skyscraper heels.

(Photo: SCMP's Xiaomei Chen)

Deadly shooting shuts down the Champs Elysees in Paris

April 21, 2017

One policeman was killed and two others wounded in Paris on Thursday night. The shooting, in which the assailant was also killed, took place on the Champs-Elysees shopping boulevard just days ahead of France's presidential election.

Mysterious creatures and how we eat them: Hong Kong’s dried seafood

April 19, 2017

Over 200 stores on Des Voeux Road West, the “Dried Seafood Street”, are selling sea products, Chinese medicine and ingredients favoured by Chinese diners for both their tastes and supposed health benefits.

SCMP.com spoke to some foreigners about their guesses on some of these ingredients that local people consume.