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INTERACTIVE SPECIAL: One of the world's longest bridges is being built in Hong Kong - what does it look like now and how much will it cost?

When completed, the 42km-long Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge will be one of the longest bridges above water in the world, constructed with the mission to speed up integration of cities in the Pearl River Delta. Will it be worth its staggering cost?

When completed, the 42km-long Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge will be one of the longest bridges above water in the world, constructed with the mission to speed up integration of cities in the Pearl River Delta. Will it be worth its staggering cost?

17 Nov 2015 - 1:55PM
Multimedia special: Can the gambling mecca of Macau find its identity and turn around its flagging fortunes?

Sixteen years after its return to China, Macau is a city at the crossroads. In this South China Morning Post multimedia package, Raquel Carvalho delves into its chequered history, charts its meteoric rise and asks what the future holds.

Sixteen years after its return to China, Macau is a city at the crossroads. In this South China Morning Post multimedia package, Raquel Carvalho delves into its chequered history, charts its meteoric rise and asks what the future holds.

12 Nov 2015 - 8:39AM
23 Oct 2015 - 2:21AM
Tracking the health of Hong Kong's trees: an interactive map

Tree maintenance has come into sharper focus recently following the government’s controversial decision to cut down four giant century-old banyans in August, and the collapse of a number of trees in recent months that have caused injuries. With experts expressing concern over the health and maintenance of trees citywide, the South China Morning Post has put together an interactive guide to the condition of more than 3,000 trees across Hong Kong, based on the latest data contained in a register originally created by the Development Bureau in 2010. Our map contains information on the health of more than 900 trees included in the register along with 2,700 others deemed "failed" or which were removed and not found on the register.

Tree maintenance has come into sharper focus recently following the government’s controversial decision to cut down four giant century-old banyans in August, and the collapse of a number of trees in recent months that have caused injuries. With experts expressing concern over the health and maintenance of trees citywide, the South China Morning Post has put together an interactive guide to the condition of more than 3,000 trees across Hong Kong, based on the latest data contained in a register originally created by the Development Bureau in 2010. Our map contains information on the health of more than 900 trees included in the register along with 2,700 others deemed "failed" or which were removed and not found on the register.

22 Feb 2019 - 12:50PM
Everything you need to know about Xi Jinping’s US visit: itinerary, issues and delegation

Xi Jinping’s first state visit to the United States was formally announced by the White House earlier this week. The Chinese president will travel to Seattle on Tuesday, before going to Washington to meet President Obama and concluding his trip in New York a week later.

Xi Jinping’s first state visit to the United States was formally announced by the White House earlier this week. The Chinese president will travel to Seattle on Tuesday, before going to Washington to meet President Obama and concluding his trip in New York a week later.

20 Jun 2018 - 5:05PM
4 Sep 2015 - 6:34PM
1 Sep 2015 - 10:43AM
The scale of South China Sea reclamation projects

Five governments claim islands in the Spratlys archipelago of the South China Sea. Each has constructed structures and reclaimed land, but the speed and scale at which China has built has gone unrivalled so far. In this interactive graphic, we cut out man-made features from islands with available satellite imagery and displayed them at scale with each other.

Five governments claim islands in the Spratlys archipelago of the South China Sea. Each has constructed structures and reclaimed land, but the speed and scale at which China has built has gone unrivalled so far. In this interactive graphic, we cut out man-made features from islands with available satellite imagery and displayed them at scale with each other.

4 Nov 2015 - 11:28AM
GRAPHICS: Bangkok shrine bombing kills at least 21 people, injuring more than 120

The deadly explosion that ripped through Bangkok’s Erawan Shrine in a busy tourist area on Monday constituted a rare attack of that scale. Elsewhere in Thailand, however, the violence has been more palpable, with a sequence of bombings attributed to various groups over the past four years and many of the attacks occurring in the country’s restive south.

The deadly explosion that ripped through Bangkok’s Erawan Shrine in a busy tourist area on Monday constituted a rare attack of that scale. Elsewhere in Thailand, however, the violence has been more palpable, with a sequence of bombings attributed to various groups over the past four years and many of the attacks occurring in the country’s restive south.

4 Nov 2015 - 11:29AM
18 Aug 2015 - 6:34PM
GRAPHICS: Satellite images reveal scale of deadly warehouse explosion in Tianjin

Shortly before midnight on Wednesday, a shipment of “dangerous goods” in a warehouse exploded and caused massive damage, killing at least 85 including 17 firefighters, at a container dock in the Chinese city of Tianjin - home to the world’s 10th busiest port. Some 700 people were wounded.

Shortly before midnight on Wednesday, a shipment of “dangerous goods” in a warehouse exploded and caused massive damage, killing at least 85 including 17 firefighters, at a container dock in the Chinese city of Tianjin - home to the world’s 10th busiest port. Some 700 people were wounded.

4 Nov 2015 - 11:29AM
GRAPHIC: Which component stocks of the Hang Seng Index fell the hardest?

Hong Kong’s benchmark Hang Seng Index saw its biggest single-day drop since 2008's financial crisis, as investors dumped Chinese shares after a 30 per cent free-fall in mainland stocks raised fears about China’s financial system

Hong Kong’s benchmark Hang Seng Index saw its biggest single-day drop since 2008's financial crisis, as investors dumped Chinese shares after a 30 per cent free-fall in mainland stocks raised fears about China’s financial system

12 Jul 2015 - 5:51AM
INFOGRAPHIC: A perfect bowl of wonton noodles

Wonton noodles is one of Cantonese cuisine’s most iconic dishes. Janice Leung Hayes visits Mak An Kee in Sheung Wan, one of Hong Kong’s most famous wonton noodle restaurants, to find out exactly what goes into a perfect bowl. Illustration: Sarene Chan

Wonton noodles is one of Cantonese cuisine’s most iconic dishes. Janice Leung Hayes visits Mak An Kee in Sheung Wan, one of Hong Kong’s most famous wonton noodle restaurants, to find out exactly what goes into a perfect bowl. Illustration: Sarene Chan

4 Nov 2015 - 11:45AM
INFOGRAPHIC: Balance of superpowers -- Comparing the armed forces of US and China

Even after several years of double-digit spending increases, China’s military reach is limited to its home territory. The reach of the US armed forces includes historical ties with traditional allies, geographic distribution and cutting-edge technology, as well as income through arms exports.

Even after several years of double-digit spending increases, China’s military reach is limited to its home territory. The reach of the US armed forces includes historical ties with traditional allies, geographic distribution and cutting-edge technology, as well as income through arms exports.

27 May 2016 - 8:15AM
Hong Kong kingmakers? The 300 committee members with long history of voting for chief executives

As most Hongkongers wait for chance, we reveal the politicians, tycoons and religious leaders who have had a say in at least three elections.

As most Hongkongers wait for chance, we reveal the politicians, tycoons and religious leaders who have had a say in at least three elections.

3 Jun 2019 - 5:04PM
INFOGRAPHIC: China’s overseas investments

In this interactive graphic, we show all the overseas mergers and acquisitions (excluding bonds) with a value above US$100 million that Chinese companies attempted from 2005 to the first half of last year.

In this interactive graphic, we show all the overseas mergers and acquisitions (excluding bonds) with a value above US$100 million that Chinese companies attempted from 2005 to the first half of last year.

4 Nov 2015 - 11:31AM
INFOGRAPHIC: A mountain in the way of the third runway

Hong Kong is set to build a third runway for Chek Lap Kok airport, but there are some stubborn physical constraints. 

Hong Kong is set to build a third runway for Chek Lap Kok airport, but there are some stubborn physical constraints. 

4 Nov 2015 - 11:32AM
Where will the government rezone for new housing sites?

The government plans to rezone 150 sites of various types of usage to increase residential land. We selected 79 sites that required rezoning and mapped them against the backdrop of current zonings.

The government plans to rezone 150 sites of various types of usage to increase residential land. We selected 79 sites that required rezoning and mapped them against the backdrop of current zonings.

22 Feb 2019 - 12:50PM
SCMP budget calculator: Work out how the Hong Kong budget affects you

The South China Morning Post, in collaboration with Code4HK, has devised a simple to use calculator that allows you to see how the budget affects you.

The South China Morning Post, in collaboration with Code4HK, has devised a simple to use calculator that allows you to see how the budget affects you.

22 Feb 2019 - 3:19PM
INTERACTIVE: A visualisation of the Hong Kong budget

There’s more to the budget than announcements about how much you can save on taxes next year. Here are four graphs to help you understand how the budget works and what’s in it.

There’s more to the budget than announcements about how much you can save on taxes next year. Here are four graphs to help you understand how the budget works and what’s in it.

22 Feb 2019 - 3:19PM
22 Feb 2019 - 12:50PM
A maid’s tale: The story of one woman’s struggle to become a domestic helper

An ordinary domestic helper from Manila reaches her dream city of Hong Kong – only to find herself at odds with a flawed and troubled labour system

An ordinary domestic helper from Manila reaches her dream city of Hong Kong – only to find herself at odds with a flawed and troubled labour system

22 Feb 2019 - 12:40PM
Chasing ghosts: Where is China’s next wave of empty ‘new towns’?

The South China Morning Post's multimedia “ghost town map” offers one perspective on where the new ghost towns may be in the next five years.

The South China Morning Post's multimedia “ghost town map” offers one perspective on where the new ghost towns may be in the next five years.

22 Feb 2019 - 12:50PM
In the long run: Visualising the 2015 Hong Kong Marathon results

This year’s Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon was won on Sunday morning by Ethiopia’s Sentayehu Merga Ejigu in 2:12:59 (net time), almost 2 minutes better than the best score in 2014.

This year’s Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon was won on Sunday morning by Ethiopia’s Sentayehu Merga Ejigu in 2:12:59 (net time), almost 2 minutes better than the best score in 2014.

22 Feb 2019 - 12:50PM
INTERACTIVE: China's air pollution in 2014

Growing air pollution levels in China's cities have been the flip side to these past decades’ economic boom. Through official data collected from the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) website, we take a look at one of the country’s gravest public health hazards.

Growing air pollution levels in China's cities have been the flip side to these past decades’ economic boom. Through official data collected from the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) website, we take a look at one of the country’s gravest public health hazards.

22 Feb 2019 - 12:50PM
INTERACTIVE: Behind the soundbites from Leung Chun-ying’s 2015 Policy Address

After an eventful autumn, Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung gave his third policy address on Wednesday January 14, 2015. Readers can use this interactive graphic created by the SCMP to search and visualise terms appearing in policy addresses since mid-2005. You may use quotes for finding full phrases.

After an eventful autumn, Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung gave his third policy address on Wednesday January 14, 2015. Readers can use this interactive graphic created by the SCMP to search and visualise terms appearing in policy addresses since mid-2005. You may use quotes for finding full phrases.

22 Feb 2019 - 12:50PM
19 Dec 2014 - 7:38PM
MULTIMEDIA: Tracing the moments of Occupy in Hong Kong's streets

Hong Kong's “Umbrella Movement” lost its major stage on Thursday with the police clearance of the main protest site in Admiralty. With this immersive multimedia, we take you to the places where history was made in the last 75 days.

Hong Kong's “Umbrella Movement” lost its major stage on Thursday with the police clearance of the main protest site in Admiralty. With this immersive multimedia, we take you to the places where history was made in the last 75 days.

22 Feb 2019 - 12:50PM
Closing time: How Hong Kong’s street hawkers struggle to survive

Hong Kong’s hawkers will die out in less than 50 years, if current stringent policies don’t change. Talking to different hawkers from those manning dai pai dongs to itinerant hawkers selling fruit on carts and stall owners touting clothes on Mong Kok’s famous hawker streets, the South China Morning Post reports on what is pushing the trade into extinction.

Hong Kong’s hawkers will die out in less than 50 years, if current stringent policies don’t change. Talking to different hawkers from those manning dai pai dongs to itinerant hawkers selling fruit on carts and stall owners touting clothes on Mong Kok’s famous hawker streets, the South China Morning Post reports on what is pushing the trade into extinction.

22 Feb 2019 - 3:19PM
22 Feb 2019 - 3:19PM