Adolfo Arranz

Hong Kong

Adolfo Arranz

Deputy Art Director

Adolfo Arranz was an infographic artist at the Spanish newspaper El Mundo for more than 10 years and was the creative director for MediaCorp in Singapore. He first joined the Post in 2011 and has picked up almost every major prize along the way. He currently helps run SCMP’s infographics and illustration department.

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How Covid-19 could transform our cities of the future

Covid-19 has driven dramatic shifts in nearly every aspect of our lives, and those changes could be permanent. Since the start of the global pandemic, architects and urban designers have been finding ways to reshape the spaces we live and work in.
Through the eyes of a Hong Kong family living 10 years after the first coronavirus infection was detected in China’s central city of Wuhan, the Post imagines how architecture and urban planning may transform cities into better and safer places in a post-Covid world.

Covid-19 has driven dramatic shifts in nearly every aspect of our lives, and those changes could be permanent. Since the start of the global pandemic, architects and urban designers have been finding ways to reshape the spaces we live and work in.
Through the eyes of a Hong Kong family living 10 years after the first coronavirus infection was detected in China’s central city of Wuhan, the Post imagines how architecture and urban planning may transform cities into better and safer places in a post-Covid world.

13 Jan 2022 - 5:36PM
Explainer | South China Morning Post: a Hong Kong story 118 years in the making

The South China Morning Post has been a barometer of daily life in Hong Kong since it was founded 118 years ago. Take a look back at the key moments through graphics.

The South China Morning Post has been a barometer of daily life in Hong Kong since it was founded 118 years ago. Take a look back at the key moments through graphics.

6 Nov 2021 - 11:56AM
Explainer | How the Ghent Altarpiece was restored: a complete visual explanation

The Ghent Altarpiece has been stolen by Napoleon and the Nazis, almost destroyed by fire and dismembered. A major Belgian conservation project has restored much of the nearly 600-year-old masterpiece to its former glory.

The Ghent Altarpiece has been stolen by Napoleon and the Nazis, almost destroyed by fire and dismembered. A major Belgian conservation project has restored much of the nearly 600-year-old masterpiece to its former glory.

21 Sep 2021 - 11:00AM
Biggest gold medal cash prize: Italy is No.11. Hong Kong is No. 3. Who’s No.1?

Explore our visual story and learn how much money some participating teams are willing to award athletes for winning a gold medal.

Explore our visual story and learn how much money some participating teams are willing to award athletes for winning a gold medal.

12 Aug 2021 - 1:00PM
Fall of Hong Kong’s opposition camp: mass arrests in era of protests and national security law

Activists have been arrested for various offences since the anti-government protests erupted in 2019.

Activists have been arrested for various offences since the anti-government protests erupted in 2019.

12 Jul 2021 - 9:10AM
China joins elite club of countries that have reached Mars

After seven months of space travel and three months in Mars’ orbit, China’s Tianwen-1 unmanned spacecraft successfully deployed its rover Zhu Rong onto the red planet on May 15, 2021. China has become only the third country in the world to safely land a rover on Mars. Its mission is to explore Mars’ landscape, as well as study its surface and atmosphere.

After seven months of space travel and three months in Mars’ orbit, China’s Tianwen-1 unmanned spacecraft successfully deployed its rover Zhu Rong onto the red planet on May 15, 2021. China has become only the third country in the world to safely land a rover on Mars. Its mission is to explore Mars’ landscape, as well as study its surface and atmosphere.

20 Jun 2021 - 8:00AM
Tianwen-1 mission visually explained: China’s journey to Mars

China has become the third country to land a rover on Mars.

China has become the third country to land a rover on Mars.

18 May 2021 - 1:00PM
How coronavirus is transforming our space and architecture

The pandemic has changed our daily routines and the way we interact with our environments may never be the same.

The pandemic has changed our daily routines and the way we interact with our environments may never be the same.

25 Mar 2021 - 11:00AM
Travel diary: 14 days in quarantine in mainland China

South China Morning Post graphic artist Han Huang travelled from Hong Kong to the Chinese mainland to visit her family in late November 2020. But the journey became a trip unlike any she had taken before, because the nation was embroiled in a fight against a resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic. This is her story about navigating China’s strict border protocols and 14 days in quarantine.

South China Morning Post graphic artist Han Huang travelled from Hong Kong to the Chinese mainland to visit her family in late November 2020. But the journey became a trip unlike any she had taken before, because the nation was embroiled in a fight against a resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic. This is her story about navigating China’s strict border protocols and 14 days in quarantine.

21 Mar 2021 - 7:00PM
How China’s 400-year-old Wengding village destroyed by fires

China’s 400-year-old houses of Wengding were lost after a devastating fire.

China’s 400-year-old houses of Wengding were lost after a devastating fire.

2 Mar 2021 - 3:30PM
What’s life in Wuhan like a year after the world’s first lockdown?

One year on, what life is like after a 76-day citywide lockdown in the Chinese central city of Wuhan.

One year on, what life is like after a 76-day citywide lockdown in the Chinese central city of Wuhan.

22 Jan 2021 - 2:00PM
21 Feb 2021 - 10:21AM
China’s BeiDou is ready to challenge GPS, GLONASS and Galileo

 A data visualisation showing how China’s BeiDou global navigation system works and how it stacks up against GPS, GLONASS and Galileo

 A data visualisation showing how China’s BeiDou global navigation system works and how it stacks up against GPS, GLONASS and Galileo

21 Aug 2020 - 2:19PM
Monkey helpers or coconut slaves? A visual story

The brutal truth of Thailand's monkey labour curated by the SCMP infographics team.

The brutal truth of Thailand's monkey labour curated by the SCMP infographics team.

29 Jul 2020 - 4:00PM
Pollution in China’s rivers threatens environment and wildlife

China is on the brink of an environmental crisis

China is on the brink of an environmental crisis

16 Jul 2020 - 7:45PM
Arrested Hong Kong protesters: how the numbers look one year on

Hong Kong police have made 8,981 protest-related arrests. The oldest is aged 84, the youngest 11.

Hong Kong police have made 8,981 protest-related arrests. The oldest is aged 84, the youngest 11.

24 Jun 2020 - 1:33PM
Covid-19: our explanatory graphics collection

Curated by SCMP's infographics team, the collection covers interactive charts and images of the coronavirus' cases, symptoms, preventive measures and economic stimulus packages.

Curated by SCMP's infographics team, the collection covers interactive charts and images of the coronavirus' cases, symptoms, preventive measures and economic stimulus packages.

4 Jun 2020 - 10:18AM
China's five-year plan: how Beijing steers its economy

China’s five-year plans provide the blueprint for the economy

China’s five-year plans provide the blueprint for the economy

25 May 2020 - 3:57PM
Hong Kong’s tough quarantine and travel restrictions

The novel coronavirus that causes Covid-19 was first detected in Wuhan, China in late 2019, and took only a few months to spread into a global pandemic. The Hong Kong government was quick to impose strict measures on inbound travellers to contain the spread of the coronavirus after most infections were confirmed to be imported. Since spiking in late March 2020, the number of new infections continues to fall. The measures keep people away from others so they don’t unknowingly infect anyone. But how does Hong Kong’s tough quarantine system exactly work?

The novel coronavirus that causes Covid-19 was first detected in Wuhan, China in late 2019, and took only a few months to spread into a global pandemic. The Hong Kong government was quick to impose strict measures on inbound travellers to contain the spread of the coronavirus after most infections were confirmed to be imported. Since spiking in late March 2020, the number of new infections continues to fall. The measures keep people away from others so they don’t unknowingly infect anyone. But how does Hong Kong’s tough quarantine system exactly work?

7 May 2020 - 7:12PM
Counting the coronavirus crisis

Many countries use their own criteria to count the number of Covid-19 cases, but more than 3 million people have been officially confirmed to have been infected, with more than 150,000 fatalities.

Many countries use their own criteria to count the number of Covid-19 cases, but more than 3 million people have been officially confirmed to have been infected, with more than 150,000 fatalities.

2 Jun 2020 - 10:17AM
Coronavirus prompts Hong Kong to impose tough quarantine and travel restrictions: visual explainer

The Hong Kong government was quick to impose strict measures on inbound travellers to contain the spread of the coronavirus after most infections were confirmed to be imported. Since spiking in late March, the number of new infections continues to fall.

The Hong Kong government was quick to impose strict measures on inbound travellers to contain the spread of the coronavirus after most infections were confirmed to be imported. Since spiking in late March, the number of new infections continues to fall.

1 May 2020 - 8:00AM
Covid-19 in the halls of power

Behind the eye-catching numbers is a stark reminder: coronavirus does not discriminate. Here we look at some of the world’s leading businessmen, royals and politicians – some of whom dismissed the virus as a hoax – to have been infected by Covid-19

Behind the eye-catching numbers is a stark reminder: coronavirus does not discriminate. Here we look at some of the world’s leading businessmen, royals and politicians – some of whom dismissed the virus as a hoax – to have been infected by Covid-19

13 Apr 2020 - 6:56PM
How Europe’s coronavirus lockdown nightmare compares to China

Europe failed to learn from China how rapidly coronavirus spreads and is now struggling to cope with surging Covid-19 infections

Europe failed to learn from China how rapidly coronavirus spreads and is now struggling to cope with surging Covid-19 infections

27 Mar 2020 - 6:57AM
China’s wildlife trade – in graphics

Beijing has banned the trade and consumption of wild animals in response to a coronavirus epidemic linked to a wildlife market in Wuhan in the central Chinese province of Hubei.

Beijing has banned the trade and consumption of wild animals in response to a coronavirus epidemic linked to a wildlife market in Wuhan in the central Chinese province of Hubei.

5 Mar 2020 - 1:12PM
17 Feb 2020 - 6:03AM
Coronavirus: the new disease Covid-19 explained

Despite China’s best efforts the coronavirus outbreak has spread rapidly around the world. Many cities in Hubei province remain in lockdown and an increasing number of international flights to China have been suspended.

Despite China’s best efforts the coronavirus outbreak has spread rapidly around the world. Many cities in Hubei province remain in lockdown and an increasing number of international flights to China have been suspended.

19 Feb 2020 - 9:16AM
Getting home for Lunar New Year

It is the 2020 Lunar New Year holiday, and 11-year-old Xiaoxiao and her little brother are at home with their grandparents in a remote part of central China. They are anxiously waiting for the Spring Festival reunion dinner when their parents return from their jobs in southern Guangdong province. Like hundreds of millions of rural migrant workers in China, Chen and Liu travel home only once a year. The travel rush over the holiday period, which lasts up to 40 days, is considered the largest annual human migration in the world.

It is the 2020 Lunar New Year holiday, and 11-year-old Xiaoxiao and her little brother are at home with their grandparents in a remote part of central China. They are anxiously waiting for the Spring Festival reunion dinner when their parents return from their jobs in southern Guangdong province. Like hundreds of millions of rural migrant workers in China, Chen and Liu travel home only once a year. The travel rush over the holiday period, which lasts up to 40 days, is considered the largest annual human migration in the world.

21 Jan 2020 - 7:55PM
2019 Review: the year Hong Kong dominated the headlines

Brush up on a year of protests, US-China trade war, Brexit and more with SCMP’s award-winning infographics team.

Brush up on a year of protests, US-China trade war, Brexit and more with SCMP’s award-winning infographics team.

27 Dec 2019 - 2:57PM
Hong Kong protests: the full story, in graphics

The Hong Kong protests have roiled the city since June. Explore the history behind what happened this collection of timelines, graphics and visual stories

The Hong Kong protests have roiled the city since June. Explore the history behind what happened this collection of timelines, graphics and visual stories

20 Jan 2020 - 5:57PM
Hong Kong district council elections: winners and losers

Both the government and opposition are claiming the district council elections show public support for their policies.

Both the government and opposition are claiming the district council elections show public support for their policies.

20 Jan 2020 - 5:43PM