Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement gets computer game makeover

Sun, 26 Oct 2014

Unleashing the wrath of Chinese deity Guan Yu is just one of many ways players of a new smartphone game inspired by Hong Kong's democracy rallies can defend protester barricades under attack by police, triad gangs and the city's leader dressed as a wolf. Read latest stories about Hong Kong democracy protests here

5-year-olds learn coding as Britain eyes digital future

Sun, 26 Oct 2014

Coding has become compulsory for children as young as five in schools across the UK. Making it the first major world economy to overhaul its IT teaching and put programming at its core. Read the full story here

Collecting for rent in pricey Hong Kong, one cardboard box at a time

Sat, 25 Oct 2014

Dawn has yet to break as 79-year-old Dai Mui begins her daily routine: collecting cardboard boxes from a 24-hour convenience store near her home.

At 5am, Dai has already filled her metal pushcart with boxes, cans, plastic bottles, and satchels of expired bread.In a report published by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) in 2006, 70 per cent of elderly interviewed collect waste due to economic reasons. Read the full story here.

The religious deities of Occupy Hong Kong

Fri, 17 Oct 2014

At each Occupy Hong Kong site you will see umbrellas, tents and plenty of creative artwork. SCMP Reporter Danny Lee decided to take a look at something else that has sprouted at the sites, dieties. Some that are ancient staples of Hong Kong culture, others that have a more recent inspiration.