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Hong Kong woman with rare skin condition offers advice about handling bullies and other life challenges

Mui Thomas is a young Hong Kong woman who has harlequin ichthyosis, a rare skin disorder which causes her skin to grow 10 times faster than normal. 

16 Sep 2019 - 2:27PM

Mui Thomas is a young Hong Kong woman who has harlequin ichthyosis, a rare skin disorder which causes her skin to grow 10 times faster than normal. 

Hong Kong woman with rare skin condition offers advice about handling bullies and other life challenges
What should you do after coming in contact with tear gas?

During weeks of often violent protests in Hong Kong, police have fired thousands of rounds of tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters. 

6 Sep 2019 - 7:40PM

During weeks of often violent protests in Hong Kong, police have fired thousands of rounds of tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters. 

What should you do after coming in contact with tear gas?
The US could be trying to ‘decouple its economy’ from China to serve geopolitical goals

Singapore’s former top diplomat at the UN says the US-China trade war has moved beyond tariffs to evolve into a geopolitical contest. Kishore Mahbubani, Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore told the South China Morning Post on September 3, 2019, that Washington appears to be trying to prevent Beijing from overtaking the US position as the world's largest economy. 

4 Sep 2019 - 12:18PM

Singapore’s former top diplomat at the UN says the US-China trade war has moved beyond tariffs to evolve into a geopolitical contest. Kishore Mahbubani, Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore told the South China Morning Post on September 3, 2019, that Washington appears to be trying to prevent Beijing from overtaking the US position as the world's largest economy. 

The US could be trying to ‘decouple its economy’ from China to serve geopolitical goals
Why Vietnam is emerging as a ‘winner’ and possible new target of the US-China trade war

Business in Vietnam is booming but its success has raised a few eyebrows in Washington, with US President Donald Trump complaining that the Southeast Asian nation’s trade practices are worse than China’s, here are 5 reasons why Vietnam is emerging as a winner, and a potential new target of Washington, in the ongoing US-China trade war. 

20 Aug 2019 - 2:33PM

Business in Vietnam is booming but its success has raised a few eyebrows in Washington, with US President Donald Trump complaining that the Southeast Asian nation’s trade practices are worse than China’s, here are 5 reasons why Vietnam is emerging as a winner, and a potential new target of Washington, in the ongoing US-China trade war. 

Why Vietnam is emerging as a ‘winner’ and possible new target of the US-China trade war
Filipino award winning actress Crisel Consunji teaches the importance of expression to the younger generation

Crisel Consunji recently won the 2019 Hong Kong Film Award for Best New Performer for her role alongside best-actor winner Anthony Wong in Still Human.

20 Aug 2019 - 2:33PM

Crisel Consunji recently won the 2019 Hong Kong Film Award for Best New Performer for her role alongside best-actor winner Anthony Wong in Still Human.

Filipino award winning actress Crisel Consunji teaches the importance of expression to the younger generation
U.S.-China Trade: Holiday shopping could take a hit from new tariffs on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods

U.S.-China trade talks resumed this week after months of stalemate, but when negotiating teams met in Shanghai on July 31, 2019, they reportedly moved no closer to striking a deal to end the conflict. 

20 Aug 2019 - 2:27PM

U.S.-China trade talks resumed this week after months of stalemate, but when negotiating teams met in Shanghai on July 31, 2019, they reportedly moved no closer to striking a deal to end the conflict. 

U.S.-China Trade: Holiday shopping could take a hit from new tariffs on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods
How Hongkongers run protests

Though seemingly leaderless, Hong Kong's extradition bill protest movement is becoming more and more sophisticated, as demonstrators learn lessons with every new clash they have with police.
Over weeks of protests, the demonstrators have developed a system for broadcasting what they learn through internet tools and encrypted messaging apps such as Telegram.

20 Aug 2019 - 2:18PM

Though seemingly leaderless, Hong Kong's extradition bill protest movement is becoming more and more sophisticated, as demonstrators learn lessons with every new clash they have with police.
Over weeks of protests, the demonstrators have developed a system for broadcasting what they learn through internet tools and encrypted messaging apps such as Telegram.

How Hongkongers run protests
Is it hard to be vegan in Asia? Actor and model Richie Kul dispels myths about access to vegan food

Why would most people gladly visit a strawberry farm but shudder at the thought of going to a slaughterhouse? American actor and model Richie Kul tells the South China Morning Post why those reactions illustrate why there is a growing interest in veganism and the "plant-based movement".

6 Aug 2019 - 11:24AM

Why would most people gladly visit a strawberry farm but shudder at the thought of going to a slaughterhouse? American actor and model Richie Kul tells the South China Morning Post why those reactions illustrate why there is a growing interest in veganism and the "plant-based movement".

Is it hard to be vegan in Asia? Actor and model Richie Kul dispels myths about access to vegan food
US-China Trade War: One Year On

While meeting at the G20 in Osaka, Japan, presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agreed to resume negotiations to end the US-China trade war and that the US would not add new tariffs on Chinese imports.  The South China Morning Post political economy team members Cissy Zhou and Finbarr Bermingham discuss the implications of these developments, and who the winners and losers of the year-long trade war have been so far.

3 Jul 2019 - 7:31PM

While meeting at the G20 in Osaka, Japan, presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agreed to resume negotiations to end the US-China trade war and that the US would not add new tariffs on Chinese imports.  The South China Morning Post political economy team members Cissy Zhou and Finbarr Bermingham discuss the implications of these developments, and who the winners and losers of the year-long trade war have been so far.

US-China Trade War: One Year On
Ten-year-old Hong Kong YouTuber turns curiosity into hit gadget videos

While many organisations and world leaders have been pushing for better STEM education for the next generation, one 10-year-old girl from Hong Kong is teaching herself and others on her YouTube channel. Using her online name, Purple Oranji introduces other kids to the wonders of science, technology, engineering, and maths as she takes them on a journey opening doors to becoming anything they want to be when they grow up.

20 Aug 2019 - 12:26PM

While many organisations and world leaders have been pushing for better STEM education for the next generation, one 10-year-old girl from Hong Kong is teaching herself and others on her YouTube channel. Using her online name, Purple Oranji introduces other kids to the wonders of science, technology, engineering, and maths as she takes them on a journey opening doors to becoming anything they want to be when they grow up.

Ten-year-old Hong Kong YouTuber turns curiosity into hit gadget videos
Yoga 'therapist' uses ancient practice to help Hong Kong's most vulnerable

Hersha Chellaram is a pioneering yoga instructor who has been working to make the ancient Indian practice accessible to some of Hong Kong's most disadvantaged people. She spoke with the SCMP about her work with special needs children and disabled adults, and her success improving the lives of people in a community she loves.

20 Aug 2019 - 2:02PM

Hersha Chellaram is a pioneering yoga instructor who has been working to make the ancient Indian practice accessible to some of Hong Kong's most disadvantaged people. She spoke with the SCMP about her work with special needs children and disabled adults, and her success improving the lives of people in a community she loves.

Yoga 'therapist' uses ancient practice to help Hong Kong's most vulnerable
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.

24 Jun 2019 - 10:02AM

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.

20 Aug 2019 - 1:56PM

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.

26 Jun 2019 - 2:52PM

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