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 SCMP 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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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.

24 Jun 2020 - 1:33PM

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

Arrested Hong Kong protesters: how the numbers look one year on
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.

4 Jun 2020 - 10:18AM

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

Covid-19: our explanatory graphics collection
China's five-year plan: how Beijing steers its economy

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

25 May 2020 - 3:57PM

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

China's five-year plan: how Beijing steers its economy
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?

7 May 2020 - 7:12PM

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?

Hong Kong’s tough quarantine and travel restrictions
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.

2 Jun 2020 - 10:17AM

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.

Counting the coronavirus crisis
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.

1 May 2020 - 8:00AM

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.

Coronavirus prompts Hong Kong to impose tough quarantine and travel restrictions: visual explainer
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

13 Apr 2020 - 6:56PM

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

Covid-19 in the halls of power
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

27 Mar 2020 - 6:57AM

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

How Europe’s coronavirus lockdown nightmare compares to China
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.

5 Mar 2020 - 1:12PM

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.

China’s wildlife trade – in graphics
Coronavirus cruise ship: stuck on board the quarantined Diamond Princess
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.

19 Feb 2020 - 9:16AM

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.

Coronavirus: the new disease Covid-19 explained
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.

21 Jan 2020 - 7:55PM

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.

Getting home for Lunar New Year
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.

27 Dec 2019 - 2:57PM

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

2019 Review: the year Hong Kong dominated the headlines
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

20 Jan 2020 - 5:57PM

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

Hong Kong protests: the full story, in graphics
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.

20 Jan 2020 - 5:43PM

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

Hong Kong district council elections: winners and losers
Sorting out China’s waste problem

China plans to recycle up to 35 per cent of household waste by 2020

20 Jan 2020 - 6:00PM

China plans to recycle up to 35 per cent of household waste by 2020

Sorting out China’s waste problem
Violence worsens as police, radicals clash at siege of Polytechnic University
The China Ship: the beginning of modern globalisation

This four-part story has won 22 international awards, most recently for the Spanish-language version at the Society for News Design's "Best of Ibero-American Journalistic Design, ÑH19"

17 Oct 2019 - 3:28PM

This four-part story has won 22 international awards, most recently for the Spanish-language version at the Society for News Design's "Best of Ibero-American Journalistic Design, ÑH19"

The China Ship: the beginning of modern globalisation
Did Bruce Lee create mixed martial arts in Hong Kong?

The Chinese-American film and television superstar Bruce Lee was a disciplined athlete with legendary martial arts skills. 

7 Oct 2019 - 11:43AM

The Chinese-American film and television superstar Bruce Lee was a disciplined athlete with legendary martial arts skills. 

Did Bruce Lee create mixed martial arts in Hong Kong?
The People’s Republic of China: 70 years of changes

China’s rise has been impressive by many standards. There is no clearer indication of the country's progress than its share of the world economy. Measured in purchasing power parity, China’s share of global GDP fell from an estimated 32 per cent in 1820 - when Qing dynasty emperor Daoguang began his reign - to a mere 5 per cent at the end of the Cultural Revolution in 1976. And yet, by last year, China’s share had climbed to nearly 19 per cent.

20 Jan 2020 - 6:01PM

China’s rise has been impressive by many standards. There is no clearer indication of the country's progress than its share of the world economy. Measured in purchasing power parity, China’s share of global GDP fell from an estimated 32 per cent in 1820 - when Qing dynasty emperor Daoguang began his reign - to a mere 5 per cent at the end of the Cultural Revolution in 1976. And yet, by last year, China’s share had climbed to nearly 19 per cent.

The People’s Republic of China: 70 years of changes
Hong Kong protests: from 2014’s Occupy movement to 2019’s anti-government rallies

Five years ago, at 5.57pm on September 28, police fired tear gas for the first time at hundreds of thousands of Hongkongers, triggering the 79-day Occupy movement. Fast forward to the present and Hong Kong is again in the throes of an anti-government protest, sparked by a now-shelved extradition bill, this time bigger and more defiant. Here is a look at the key differences between the two movements.

28 Sep 2019 - 11:11AM

Five years ago, at 5.57pm on September 28, police fired tear gas for the first time at hundreds of thousands of Hongkongers, triggering the 79-day Occupy movement. Fast forward to the present and Hong Kong is again in the throes of an anti-government protest, sparked by a now-shelved extradition bill, this time bigger and more defiant. Here is a look at the key differences between the two movements.

Hong Kong protests: from 2014’s Occupy movement to 2019’s anti-government rallies
The evolution of Hong Kong’s protesters

The anti-extradition bill protests have lasted longer than 2014’s Occupy movement. Here we compare today’s protesters, who continue to shock the world, to their predecessors.

10 Sep 2019 - 6:16PM

The anti-extradition bill protests have lasted longer than 2014’s Occupy movement. Here we compare today’s protesters, who continue to shock the world, to their predecessors.

The evolution of Hong Kong’s protesters
How Hong Kong airport protests ended in chaos

Unprecedented scenes of violence broke out at the Hong Kong International Airport after thousands of anti-government protesters occupying the airport terminal building brought flights to a halt for two days straight. This is how the events unfolded

4 Sep 2019 - 4:43PM

Unprecedented scenes of violence broke out at the Hong Kong International Airport after thousands of anti-government protesters occupying the airport terminal building brought flights to a halt for two days straight. This is how the events unfolded

How Hong Kong airport protests ended in chaos
Rare earths are found in everyday items, from TVs to smartphones and fridges

There are 17 rare earth elements in the periodic table which, contrary to their name, are as abundant in the Earth’s crust as tin or lead.

17 Jul 2019 - 2:00PM

There are 17 rare earth elements in the periodic table which, contrary to their name, are as abundant in the Earth’s crust as tin or lead.

Rare earths are found in everyday items, from TVs to smartphones and fridges
The history of the Forbidden City
Will Beijing weaponise its rare earth supply in the US-China trade war?

There are 17 rare earth elements listed in the periodic table which, contrary to their name, are as abundant in the Earth’s crust as tin or lead. However, rare earths are always fused with other minerals which makes many countries reluctant to invest in rare earth mines because they are too expensive and polluting to extract and refine in commercially viable quantities

29 Jun 2019 - 8:19AM

There are 17 rare earth elements listed in the periodic table which, contrary to their name, are as abundant in the Earth’s crust as tin or lead. However, rare earths are always fused with other minerals which makes many countries reluctant to invest in rare earth mines because they are too expensive and polluting to extract and refine in commercially viable quantities

Will Beijing weaponise its rare earth supply in the US-China trade war?
Tiananmen Square crackdown: 21 most-wanted student leaders’ stories

A week after armed forces cleared Tiananmen Square the Beijing Public Security Bureau distributed a circular of the pro-democracy movement’s 21 most wanted student leaders. Here’s what happened to them.

5 Jun 2019 - 5:15AM

A week after armed forces cleared Tiananmen Square the Beijing Public Security Bureau distributed a circular of the pro-democracy movement’s 21 most wanted student leaders. Here’s what happened to them.

Tiananmen Square crackdown: 21 most-wanted student leaders’ stories
Godzilla: evolution of a monster

Sixty-five years after Godzilla first stomped onto our screens in the 1954 Japanese film, the radioactive monster is back again.

29 May 2019 - 5:32PM

Sixty-five years after Godzilla first stomped onto our screens in the 1954 Japanese film, the radioactive monster is back again.

Godzilla: evolution of a monster
How Bruce Lee and street fighting in Hong Kong helped create MMA
Hindenburg disaster: The end of the airship era

Eighty-two years ago on May 6, 1937, the German airship LZ129 Hindenburg claimed 36 lives when it caught fire at New Jersey in the United States.

6 May 2019 - 8:02PM

Eighty-two years ago on May 6, 1937, the German airship LZ129 Hindenburg claimed 36 lives when it caught fire at New Jersey in the United States.

Hindenburg disaster: The end of the airship era