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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?

17 Nov 2015 - 1:55PM
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?

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.

12 Nov 2015 - 8:39AM
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.

Poor tree care puts Hong Kong's green heritage at risk, warn experts
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.

4 Nov 2015 - 4:44PM
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.

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.

20 Jun 2018 - 5:05PM
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.

Jiang Zemin has how many fingers? Twitter jokes and blocked Weibo posts abound as China holds grand parade
Flirting with the truth: Just 2,600 Hong Kong men paid to join Ashley Madison as hack reveals cheating site exaggerated numbers
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.

4 Nov 2015 - 11:28AM
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.

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.

4 Nov 2015 - 11:29AM
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.

INFOGRAPHIC: The toxic cocktail in warehouse at centre of fatal Tianjin explosions
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.

4 Nov 2015 - 11:29AM
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.

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

12 Jul 2015 - 5:51AM
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

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

4 Nov 2015 - 11:45AM
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

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.

20 Jun 2018 - 3:02PM
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.

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.

4 Nov 2015 - 11:31AM
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.

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.

4 Nov 2015 - 11:34AM
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.

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.

4 Nov 2015 - 11:34AM
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.

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.

4 Nov 2015 - 11:35AM
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.

Where are Hong Kong's flu patients being treated?
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

1 May 2015 - 12:14PM
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