Darren Long

Hong Kong

Darren Long

Creative Director

With more than 25 years of experience, Darren leads the Post’s award-winning graphics and magazine department. He has launched and rejuvenated dozens of titles in Hong Kong, Malaysia and London. He has won awards on three continents.

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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.

How coronavirus is transforming our space and architecture
25 Mar 2021 - 11:00AM
How successful was Hong Kong’s coronavirus mass testing programme?

After Hong Kong was blindsided by a third wave of Covid-19 infections, the city’s government joined forces with authorities on the Chinese mainland to identify carriers of the coronavirus. Hong Kong’s first Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) started on September 1, 2020, and ran for a fortnight. The citywide testing programme cost the Hong Kong government an estimated HK$530 million (US$68 million). It ultimately identified just 42 new Covid-19 infections among the 1.78 million people who registered to be tested. So, did the results justify the time and resources put into the project?

After Hong Kong was blindsided by a third wave of Covid-19 infections, the city’s government joined forces with authorities on the Chinese mainland to identify carriers of the coronavirus. Hong Kong’s first Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) started on September 1, 2020, and ran for a fortnight. The citywide testing programme cost the Hong Kong government an estimated HK$530 million (US$68 million). It ultimately identified just 42 new Covid-19 infections among the 1.78 million people who registered to be tested. So, did the results justify the time and resources put into the project?

How successful was Hong Kong’s coronavirus mass testing programme?
9 Oct 2020 - 8:11PM
Hong Kong Covid-19 testing explained: was it a success?

Beijing joined forces with local authorities to offer Hongkongers a free Covid-19 Universal Community Testing Programme. Was it a success?

Beijing joined forces with local authorities to offer Hongkongers a free Covid-19 Universal Community Testing Programme. Was it a success?

Hong Kong Covid-19 testing explained: was it a success?
28 Sep 2020 - 5:00PM
How Shenzhen surpassed Hong Kong to become China’s hi-tech hub - within 40 years?

How Shenzhen surpassed Hong Kong and became the hi-tech capital of China.

How Shenzhen surpassed Hong Kong and became the hi-tech capital of China.

How Shenzhen surpassed Hong Kong to become China’s hi-tech hub - within 40 years?
3 Sep 2020 - 5:45PM
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.

Covid-19: our explanatory graphics collection
4 Jun 2020 - 10:18AM
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.

Coronavirus: the new disease Covid-19 explained
19 Feb 2020 - 9:16AM
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.

2019 Review: the year Hong Kong dominated the headlines
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

Hong Kong protests: the full story, in graphics
20 Jan 2020 - 5:57PM
Violence worsens as police, radicals clash at siege of Polytechnic University
21 Nov 2019 - 6:19PM
100 days of protests rock Hong Kong

Hongkongers have taken to the streets to demonstrate against the extradition bill in huge numbers. The protesters and the government are in no mood to compromise and police have found themselves thrust into the front line

 

Hongkongers have taken to the streets to demonstrate against the extradition bill in huge numbers. The protesters and the government are in no mood to compromise and police have found themselves thrust into the front line

 
100 days of protests rock Hong Kong
20 Sep 2019 - 10:56AM
Tokyo 2020 Olympics sport climbing debut explained

Sport climbing is an eye-catching addition to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, with athletes putting on gravity-defying exhibitions of dexterity, strength, endurance and problem-solving using only their bodies.

Sport climbing is an eye-catching addition to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, with athletes putting on gravity-defying exhibitions of dexterity, strength, endurance and problem-solving using only their bodies.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics sport climbing debut explained
5 Aug 2021 - 7:09PM
Review | All you need to know about food and drink in this Taschen feast of infographics

You can either graze or binge your way through the wealth of information contained in lavishly illustrated Taschen volume Food & Drink Infographics; its subtitle, A Visual Guide to Culinary Pleasures, is surprisingly apt.

You can either graze or binge your way through the wealth of information contained in lavishly illustrated Taschen volume Food & Drink Infographics; its subtitle, A Visual Guide to Culinary Pleasures, is surprisingly apt.

All you need to know about food and drink in this Taschen feast of infographics
11 Nov 2018 - 1:30PM
Book review: The far-reaching influence of Weimar book design

The name might be unfamiliar, but you will most likely recognise John Heartfield's pioneering use of photomontage when you thumb through this meticulously researched volume.

The name might be unfamiliar, but you will most likely recognise John Heartfield's pioneering use of photomontage when you thumb through this meticulously researched volume.

Book review: The far-reaching influence of Weimar book design
8 Aug 2015 - 11:03PM
INFOGRAPHIC: Everything you need to know about China's tourists

With tourism one of the eight modern service industries targeted for development in China’s 12th Five Year Plan, the world’s biggest source of tourists and travel expenditure is preparing to build its own jetliner.

With tourism one of the eight modern service industries targeted for development in China’s 12th Five Year Plan, the world’s biggest source of tourists and travel expenditure is preparing to build its own jetliner.

INFOGRAPHIC: Everything you need to know about China's tourists
8 Apr 2015 - 10:56AM
INFOGRAPHIC: Hong Kong Sevens witnesses the 40 prosperous years of the city
30 Mar 2015 - 8:54PM
INFOGRAPHIC: Year of the Goat
17 Feb 2015 - 9:14PM
INFOGRAPHIC: The great divide
23 Jan 2015 - 9:13AM
China marks 50 years of nuclear weapons

Nuclear missile ‘596’ was detonated at the Lop Nur test base on October 16, 1964, establishing China as the world’s fifth nuclear power. India joined the club a decade later, followed by Pakistan and North Korea

Nuclear missile ‘596’ was detonated at the Lop Nur test base on October 16, 1964, establishing China as the world’s fifth nuclear power. India joined the club a decade later, followed by Pakistan and North Korea

China marks 50 years of nuclear weapons
27 Oct 2017 - 6:53PM