The United States has the world’s largest national debt at US$31.4 trillion and its debt-to-GDP ratio also ranks among the highest in the world. Here is a visual guide to help understand the size of this eye-popping figure.
How tall are you compared with prominent world figures, both past and present?
Nepal’s Yeti Airlines plane crash that killed 72 highlighted the dangers of flying in Nepal. The Himalayan nation has seen dozens of crashes in recent decades, in part due to difficult terrain, sudden weather changes and ageing planes.
The country’s leadership faces daunting tasks as China emerges into a post-pandemic world.
The top leadership body of China’s Communist Party has new and younger members. See who has stayed and who has left.
After three years of cancellations, fans are ready for one of the most popular annual sporting events in Asia for great rugby and plenty of fun.
Who sits on the seven-member body that runs the People’s Liberation Army?
What to expect as China’s months-long government reshuffle culminates in time for ‘two sessions’ in March.
The uncontrolled passion of the fans and the disproportionate use of police force set up a death trap for hundreds of people.
Everything you need to know about bamboo scaffolding, a construction material that is flexible, strong and cheaper than steel and aluminium.
A new line-up is about to be promoted to the top jobs. Who will get a seat at the leadership table?
See which full members of the 19th Central Committee have connections with those at the very top.
See who is likely to stay and who may go in this interactive chart on the top leadership body.
Will Xi Jinping stick with tradition as members of the policy-making body reach the retirement age?
An ancient practice, suitable only for people with nerves of steel, remains alive and well in a modern city full of skyscrapers.
Smaller than a prison cell, more than 200,000 people live in extremely cramped conditions and spend years waiting for public rental housing.
The world’s dependence on China for goods comes into sharp focus as the coronavirus pandemic lays bare vulnerabilities in the global supply chain.
The strict measures to maintain the barrier between 60 thousand participants and the Chinese population during the weeks of competitions.
Scientists worldwide are racing to establish if current treatments and vaccines are effective against the new Omicron Covid-19 variant as governments try to slow its spread by tightening border controls.
The city has never gone to an Olympics with so many genuine medal contenders. Who are they?
One year on, what life is like after a 76-day citywide lockdown in the Chinese central city of Wuhan.
How club-hopping dance enthusiasts spread the coronavirus.
China has a larger military budget and more troops. But the Himalayan conditions could be just as decisive in an armed conflict with India.
How Shenzhen surpassed Hong Kong and became the hi-tech capital of China.
SCMP visual explainer: refugees left in limbo by Covid-19.
Many countries must reckon with histories of systemic racism and injustice, as well as the ugliest aspects of colonialism, including slavery, which brought millions of Africans to the New World.
Without firing a single shot, 20 Indian soldiers died in the Galwan Valley when troops from the nuclear-armed nations fought with bare fists, sticks and stones.