China sends lighthouse watchmen to work in South China Sea

A Chinese student creates a wearable device to deliver automatic support for weak muscles

Legco elections explained in three minutes: how Hong Kong’s system works

A strong earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, at least 10 dead

China sends lighthouse watchmen to work in South China Sea

August 25, 2016

The Spratlys Island known as Nansha in China is where Beijing has rapidly turned reefs into artificial islands, with facilities capable of military use, including extensive runways. Recently, China sent a first batch of six lighthouse watchmen to work in the disputed South China Sea.

A Chinese student creates a wearable device to deliver automatic support for weak muscles

August 25, 2016

Children with muscular diseases could have their strength boosted by a new wearable device designed by Tan Xin-yang, a Chinese student, who graduated from the Royal College of Art. The device, named Vigor, was recently shown off at London's Royal College of Art Design Show. Tan has set up a start-up to commercialise Vigor, promising a public release when an improved version is complete.

Legco elections explained in three minutes: how Hong Kong’s system works

August 23, 2016

Confused by the difference between functional and geographical constituencies? Want to know the difference between the three aspects of polling - and why one is seen as undemocratic? Our explainer will get you up to speed before Hong Kong goes to the polls on September 4.

A strong earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, at least 10 dead

August 24, 2016

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, with at least 10 people reported dead in 2 towns. The quake hit at 09:36 (HKT), 100km (65 miles) north-east of Rome, at a shallow depth of 10km. The quake caused serious damage to a number of small towns and villages but more heavily populated were not affected.