Hong Kong 'Occupy hotel' recreates protest camp for guests

Shinzo Abe returns as Japanese prime minister after snap election

People scramble for cash after van spills banknotes on busy Hong Kong street

A journey through history: the ups and downs of Hong Kong's beloved 110-year-old tram

Hong Kong 'Occupy hotel' recreates protest camp for guests

Thu, 25 Dec 2014

Hong Kong's pro-democracy protest camps may have been swept away but one man has recreated a rally site as an Occupy hotel -- where guests now pay to spend the night in a tent.

Shinzo Abe returns as Japanese prime minister after snap election

Thu, 25 Dec 2014

Japan's parliament on Wednesday confirmed Shinzo Abe for another term as prime minister after his election triumph, but the return to power stirred warnings from China over a bid to change the pacifist constitution.

People scramble for cash after van spills banknotes on busy Hong Kong street

Wed, 24 Dec 2014

Some motorists and passers-by treated themselves to an early Christmas in Hong Kong after a cash transport van with a faulty rear gate spilled millions of dollars in bundles banknotes across a busy motorway in Wan Chai at lunchtime.

Hong Kong police have asked the public to help return as much as HK$15 million which has gone missing in the frantic scramble for the loose HK$500 notes - each one the equivalent of about US$65 - following the incident.

Video circulating on social media shows the scene. 

A journey through history: the ups and downs of Hong Kong's beloved 110-year-old tram

Wed, 24 Dec 2014

Hong Kong tram is celebrating 110th anniversary this year. SCMP talks to local history enthusiast Cheng Po-hung and takes a look at the ups and downs in the history of the city's tram.