The long commute: how two young students travel over 2 hours from Shenzhen to Hong Kong every day for school

Along the China-Russia border, stories of persecution and terror dating back to Mao

China's factories shrink further in August

China markets get Monday morning blues

The long commute: how two young students travel over 2 hours from Shenzhen to Hong Kong every day for school

September 1, 2015

For her first day ever at school today – the first day of Hong Kong’s school year – six-year-old Ma Ho-chun will take at least two hours to get to her primary school in Wong Tai Sin from her home in Shenzhen. Ho-chun's sister, seven-year-old Ma Wang-ka, has been doing this for a year since she was admitted to Baptist Rainbow Primary School, the same school Ho-chun will be studying at. (Photo: SCMP's Edward Wong) 

Along the China-Russia border, stories of persecution and terror dating back to Mao

September 1, 2015

Savagely beaten and accused of spying for Moscow, China's few citizens of Russian descent recount their stories of persecution and terror during Mao’s cultural revolution.

China's factories shrink further in August

September 1, 2015

A worrying sign for the health of China’s overall economy, the country’s manufacturing sector contracted the fastest pace in several years according to twin surveys for August. (Photo: AP)

China markets get Monday morning blues

August 31, 2015

Stocks in Shanghai start the week off on a negative note after a rally late last week fails to boost sentiment ahead of monthly data releases the following day.