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Covering Hong Kong's anti-extradition protests and what to look out for next?

Scenes from downtown Hong Kong have captured the world’s attention as huge marches and violent protests have taken place in opposition to the government's controversial extradition bill. We speak to the SCMP's senior video producer Mantai Chow and political reporter Jeffie Lam, who have been covering the events extensively since the turmoil on the streets broke out after the June 9, 2019 march.

18 Jun 2019 - 5:41PM

Scenes from downtown Hong Kong have captured the world’s attention as huge marches and violent protests have taken place in opposition to the government's controversial extradition bill. We speak to the SCMP's senior video producer Mantai Chow and political reporter Jeffie Lam, who have been covering the events extensively since the turmoil on the streets broke out after the June 9, 2019 march.

Covering Hong Kong's anti-extradition protests and what to look out for next?
Is social media as addictive as heroin and love?

LIKE is a documentary that explores how social media affects our society through the eyes of users, parents and experts. The short film offers a wide-ranging perspective as it reflects on the rapid rise and domination of social media, as well as how we can counter the powerful addiction many users feel by harnessing technology in new ways.

11 Jun 2019 - 3:53PM

LIKE is a documentary that explores how social media affects our society through the eyes of users, parents and experts. The short film offers a wide-ranging perspective as it reflects on the rapid rise and domination of social media, as well as how we can counter the powerful addiction many users feel by harnessing technology in new ways.

Is social media as addictive as heroin and love?
Hong Kong’s controversial extradition law amendment plans

Intense debates among lawmakers and growing public protests have focused on a proposal by the Hong Kong government for a bill that would amend the city’s extradition laws.

9 Jun 2019 - 10:54PM

Intense debates among lawmakers and growing public protests have focused on a proposal by the Hong Kong government for a bill that would amend the city’s extradition laws.

Hong Kong’s controversial extradition law amendment plans
Why Huawei's founder may be reading The American Trap amid the US-China tech war

Frederic Pierucci, author of The American Trap, is a former French executive for Alstom who spent time in prison in the US on bribery charges. 

31 May 2019 - 5:45PM

Frederic Pierucci, author of The American Trap, is a former French executive for Alstom who spent time in prison in the US on bribery charges. 

Why Huawei's founder may be reading The American Trap amid the US-China tech war
US-China tech war: Tumultuous times for Huawei - can it survive?

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to ban US tech companies from doing business with 'foreign adversaries' - will this cripple the largest telecommunications-equipment manufacturer in the world?

24 May 2019 - 7:16PM

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to ban US tech companies from doing business with 'foreign adversaries' - will this cripple the largest telecommunications-equipment manufacturer in the world?

US-China tech war: Tumultuous times for Huawei - can it survive?
Journalism trailblazer Maria Ressa: next generation must fight online ‘battle for truth’

Maria Ressa, CEO of influential online news publication Rappler, says that despite a positive midterm election outcome in the Philippines, the nation’s President Rodrigo Duterte could see his popularity start to spiral.

17 May 2019 - 8:54PM

Maria Ressa, CEO of influential online news publication Rappler, says that despite a positive midterm election outcome in the Philippines, the nation’s President Rodrigo Duterte could see his popularity start to spiral.

Journalism trailblazer Maria Ressa: next generation must fight online ‘battle for truth’
Trump has slapped new trade war tariffs on China – what's next?

US President Donald Trump announced Friday, May 10, 2019, that Washington would raise tariffs on US$200 billion worth of Chinese goods from 10 per cent to 25 per cent. China almost instantly responded by vowing to implement “necessary countermeasures”. SCMP political economy team members Finbarr Bermingham and Cissy Zhou, who have been following the trade war and its impact, discuss what's next.

13 May 2019 - 7:49AM

US President Donald Trump announced Friday, May 10, 2019, that Washington would raise tariffs on US$200 billion worth of Chinese goods from 10 per cent to 25 per cent. China almost instantly responded by vowing to implement “necessary countermeasures”. SCMP political economy team members Finbarr Bermingham and Cissy Zhou, who have been following the trade war and its impact, discuss what's next.

Trump has slapped new trade war tariffs on China – what's next?
Gangster act gives way to tear-jerking role for ‘Still Human’ actor Anthony Wong

Legendary Hong Kong actor Anthony Wong has set aside his staple gangster roles to play a more vulnerable character as the paralysed and hopeless man in “Still Human”  Wong joined his co-star Crisel Consunji for a discussion about their new film, which has been nominated for eight honours at the Hong Kong Film Awards.

3 May 2019 - 11:23AM

Legendary Hong Kong actor Anthony Wong has set aside his staple gangster roles to play a more vulnerable character as the paralysed and hopeless man in “Still Human”  Wong joined his co-star Crisel Consunji for a discussion about their new film, which has been nominated for eight honours at the Hong Kong Film Awards.

Gangster act gives way to tear-jerking role for ‘Still Human’ actor Anthony Wong
How China’s TikTok video app became a global sensation

Chinese-made short video app TikTok has taken the world by storm. Here’s what it's all about.

1 May 2019 - 3:38PM

Chinese-made short video app TikTok has taken the world by storm. Here’s what it's all about.

How China’s TikTok video app became a global sensation
Racy video of 'Queen of Canto-pop' Sammi Cheng's husband Andy Hui in back of vehicle with another woman sparks privacy concerns over on-board cameras

A racy video clip that exposed the infidelity of a Hong Kong celebrity has sparked a wave of privacy concerns about hidden cameras installed in vehicles.

17 Apr 2019 - 10:01PM

A racy video clip that exposed the infidelity of a Hong Kong celebrity has sparked a wave of privacy concerns about hidden cameras installed in vehicles.

Racy video of 'Queen of Canto-pop' Sammi Cheng's husband Andy Hui in back of vehicle with another woman sparks privacy concerns over on-board cameras
India in the midst of a 39-day-long election, as the world’s biggest democracy decides on the next national government

India, the world’s biggest democracy is holding its national election. Voting is taking place over seven phases spanning a total of 39 days. Some 900 million eligible voters will be electing 543 members of the country's lower house of parliament, the Lok Sabha. Surveys leading up to the start of polling suggested the ruling BJP, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, still enjoys strong support but the main opposition and former ruling party, the Indian National Congress led by Rahul Gandhi also appears to be making a comeback. Here's what you need to know about India's epic democratic exercise.  

1 May 2019 - 3:41PM

India, the world’s biggest democracy is holding its national election. Voting is taking place over seven phases spanning a total of 39 days. Some 900 million eligible voters will be electing 543 members of the country's lower house of parliament, the Lok Sabha. Surveys leading up to the start of polling suggested the ruling BJP, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, still enjoys strong support but the main opposition and former ruling party, the Indian National Congress led by Rahul Gandhi also appears to be making a comeback. Here's what you need to know about India's epic democratic exercise.  

India in the midst of a 39-day-long election, as the world’s biggest democracy decides on the next national government
What’s at stake in Indonesia’s general election

An estimated 193 million people are eligible to vote in Indonesia’s general election on April 17, 2019.

13 Apr 2019 - 2:11PM

An estimated 193 million people are eligible to vote in Indonesia’s general election on April 17, 2019.

What’s at stake in Indonesia’s general election
‘The Future is Asian’ author sees ‘not all roads’ leading to Beijing

As a billion people across Asia prepare to vote in various elections, Parag Khanna - future expert and author of 'The Future is Asian' - says that while China is building roads, ‘not all lead to Beijing’.

12 Apr 2019 - 1:22PM

As a billion people across Asia prepare to vote in various elections, Parag Khanna - future expert and author of 'The Future is Asian' - says that while China is building roads, ‘not all lead to Beijing’.

‘The Future is Asian’ author sees ‘not all roads’ leading to Beijing
Entertainment guru Joanne Goh rolls out the red carpet for Malaysian films

Joanne Goh has more than two decades of experience working in Malaysia's entertainment industry, and is credited with boosting many artists from Asia onto the global stage. Goh spoke to the SCMP about her work, including her latest venture – starting up Malaysia's International Film Festival. 

6 Apr 2019 - 7:00AM

Joanne Goh has more than two decades of experience working in Malaysia's entertainment industry, and is credited with boosting many artists from Asia onto the global stage. Goh spoke to the SCMP about her work, including her latest venture – starting up Malaysia's International Film Festival. 

Entertainment guru Joanne Goh rolls out the red carpet for Malaysian films
Is coding the next universal language?

Michelle Sun is co-founder and CEO of First Code Academy, a school teaching children how to become creators with coding.  Her mission is to empower the next generation to become world citizens.

27 Mar 2019 - 2:28PM

Michelle Sun is co-founder and CEO of First Code Academy, a school teaching children how to become creators with coding.  Her mission is to empower the next generation to become world citizens.

Is coding the next universal language?
Women in tech: CEO of coding school for kids says she wants to empower the next generation

Kids today interact with technology like no other generation before, and many of them can unlock an iPad before they start learning how to write

29 Mar 2019 - 10:22AM

Kids today interact with technology like no other generation before, and many of them can unlock an iPad before they start learning how to write

Women in tech: CEO of coding school for kids says she wants to empower the next generation
Fear of flying: troubled start for Boeing’s new 737 MAX series jets

US aircraft manufacturer Boeing In August 2011 introduced a new series of passenger jets meant to serve as an upgrade of its established workhorse model, the 737.

16 Mar 2019 - 8:09PM

US aircraft manufacturer Boeing In August 2011 introduced a new series of passenger jets meant to serve as an upgrade of its established workhorse model, the 737.

Fear of flying: troubled start for Boeing’s new 737 MAX series jets
Who are China's next generation of leaders?

Associate professor, Dr Keyu Jin from the London School of Economics discusses how the 'unintended' consequences of China's one child policy had led the country into brewing up a new generation of leaders.

9 Apr 2019 - 5:10PM

Associate professor, Dr Keyu Jin from the London School of Economics discusses how the 'unintended' consequences of China's one child policy had led the country into brewing up a new generation of leaders.

Who are China's next generation of leaders?
Donald Trump’s fair trade and intellectual property demands ‘good for China’, says economist Jin Keyu

London School of Economics associate professor sees trade war as bringing necessary external pressure on Beijing to promote changes.

15 Feb 2019 - 8:02PM

London School of Economics associate professor sees trade war as bringing necessary external pressure on Beijing to promote changes.

Donald Trump’s fair trade and intellectual property demands ‘good for China’, says economist Jin Keyu
Keyu Jin: Trade war with US is a ‘strategic gift’ for China

Chinese economist Dr Keyu Jin predicts some positive long-term effects of the US-China trade war.

15 Feb 2019 - 5:34PM

Chinese economist Dr Keyu Jin predicts some positive long-term effects of the US-China trade war.

Keyu Jin: Trade war with US is a ‘strategic gift’ for China
Love in Hong Kong: Bruno and Ernie

Our series “Love in Hong Kong” looks at love in all forms, from couples old and young to unions that are multi-racial or inter-faith, as well as lovers from the LGBT community –  a mixed bag of love.

14 Feb 2019 - 11:44AM

Our series “Love in Hong Kong” looks at love in all forms, from couples old and young to unions that are multi-racial or inter-faith, as well as lovers from the LGBT community –  a mixed bag of love.

Love in Hong Kong: Bruno and Ernie
Five reasons Vietnam was chosen to host the second Trump-Kim summit

In his State of the Union address on February 6, 2019, US President Donald Trump announced he would meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for the second time at the end of February. Trump said the summit would take place in Vietnam. Here are five reasons the Southeast Asian country was chosen to host the historic event.

7 Feb 2019 - 7:00PM

In his State of the Union address on February 6, 2019, US President Donald Trump announced he would meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for the second time at the end of February. Trump said the summit would take place in Vietnam. Here are five reasons the Southeast Asian country was chosen to host the historic event.

Five reasons Vietnam was chosen to host the second Trump-Kim summit
Love in Hong Kong: Mehdi and Marsha

Our new series “Love in Hong Kong” looks at love in all forms, from couples old and young to unions that are multi-racial or inter-faith, as well as lovers from the LGBT community –  a mixed bag of love.

4 Feb 2019 - 12:53PM

Our new series “Love in Hong Kong” looks at love in all forms, from couples old and young to unions that are multi-racial or inter-faith, as well as lovers from the LGBT community –  a mixed bag of love.

Love in Hong Kong: Mehdi and Marsha
How a 14-year-old Hongkonger built an app to help Alzheimer’s patients connect with their loved ones

The Timeless app developed by Emma Yang helps Alzheimer’s patients identify people in photos

30 Jan 2019 - 5:08PM

The Timeless app developed by Emma Yang helps Alzheimer’s patients identify people in photos

How a 14-year-old Hongkonger built an app to help Alzheimer’s patients connect with their loved ones
Emma Yang: The 14-year-old app creator making waves in the tech industry

When Emma Yang learned her grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, she was determined to use her coding skills to create an app that would empower patients suffering from the disease.  Emma is now the founder of 'Timeless,' a STEM advocate and an award-winning innovator at the age of 14.

28 Jan 2019 - 11:02AM

When Emma Yang learned her grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, she was determined to use her coding skills to create an app that would empower patients suffering from the disease.  Emma is now the founder of 'Timeless,' a STEM advocate and an award-winning innovator at the age of 14.

Emma Yang: The 14-year-old app creator making waves in the tech industry
Malaysian Minister of International Trade and Industry on Malaysia's moving economy

Minister of International Trade and Industry, Darell Leiking is known for being the 'salesman' of Malaysia.  He talks to the South China Morning Post on the country's relationship with China and how investors should have 'confidence in the Malaysian economy again.'

18 Jan 2019 - 10:33AM

Minister of International Trade and Industry, Darell Leiking is known for being the 'salesman' of Malaysia.  He talks to the South China Morning Post on the country's relationship with China and how investors should have 'confidence in the Malaysian economy again.'

Malaysian Minister of International Trade and Industry on Malaysia's moving economy
Persecution of Christians on the rise in Asia

One in every three Christians in Asia are suffering from a “high level” of persecution according to a new report by the UK-based Christian advocacy group Open Doors. Its 2019 Watch List Report ranks North Korea, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India among the top 10 where persecution of Christians is “most extreme”. China is on the list at number 27. Some church leaders in China say persecution is at its worst level since the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s and 70s. The South China Morning Post speaks to Ron Boyd-Macmillian, director of resarch at Open Doors International.

16 Jan 2019 - 11:41AM

One in every three Christians in Asia are suffering from a “high level” of persecution according to a new report by the UK-based Christian advocacy group Open Doors. Its 2019 Watch List Report ranks North Korea, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India among the top 10 where persecution of Christians is “most extreme”. China is on the list at number 27. Some church leaders in China say persecution is at its worst level since the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s and 70s. The South China Morning Post speaks to Ron Boyd-Macmillian, director of resarch at Open Doors International.

Persecution of Christians on the rise in Asia
The man who captured the humanity behind the US-Mexico 'border crisis'

As President Donald Trump digs in his heels over demands for funding of a wall on the US border with Mexico, the SCMP has spoken with a veteran Korean photojournalist who earned worldwide attention for his image depicting the humanitarian crisis related to Washington's immigration policies. Kim Kyung Hoon's photo dominated the front covers of many major media outlets, showing the harrowing moment of refugee Maria Meza and her children running to escape tear gas canisters in Tijuana, Mexico.

11 Jan 2019 - 5:26PM

As President Donald Trump digs in his heels over demands for funding of a wall on the US border with Mexico, the SCMP has spoken with a veteran Korean photojournalist who earned worldwide attention for his image depicting the humanitarian crisis related to Washington's immigration policies. Kim Kyung Hoon's photo dominated the front covers of many major media outlets, showing the harrowing moment of refugee Maria Meza and her children running to escape tear gas canisters in Tijuana, Mexico.

The man who captured the humanity behind the US-Mexico 'border crisis'
Meet Asia's pioneering artist-architect

Asian women in the arts and entertainment industry have been making history in what many in the media are calling the "year of diversity."  One example is young Malaysian-born artist 'Red' Hong Yi, who says "our time is now" to tell stories about Asia. The SCMP spoke with Red about her work being exhibited across the art scene from San Francisco to Shanghai – even earning the attention of auction house Sotheby's which calls her an "art world entrepreneur" to watch out for.

11 Jan 2019 - 3:15PM

Asian women in the arts and entertainment industry have been making history in what many in the media are calling the "year of diversity."  One example is young Malaysian-born artist 'Red' Hong Yi, who says "our time is now" to tell stories about Asia. The SCMP spoke with Red about her work being exhibited across the art scene from San Francisco to Shanghai – even earning the attention of auction house Sotheby's which calls her an "art world entrepreneur" to watch out for.

Meet Asia's pioneering artist-architect
Meet 13-year-old CEO Hillary Yip

Hillary Yip, a 13-year-old CEO is in charge of her own language learning app called 'Minor Mynas.' But more importantly she is an advocate for young people of her age to, "become global citizens."

11 Jan 2019 - 3:18PM

Hillary Yip, a 13-year-old CEO is in charge of her own language learning app called 'Minor Mynas.' But more importantly she is an advocate for young people of her age to, "become global citizens."

Meet 13-year-old CEO Hillary Yip