Pablo Robles

Pablo Robles

Pablo Robles is a senior infographic designer with a background in architecture and photojournalism. He builds interactive graphics, visual storytelling and data visualisation for the Post.

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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.

4 Jun 2020 - 10:18AM

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
How the coronavirus transformed human activities globally

Tracking the world’s mobility during the pandemic lockdown

2 Jun 2020 - 8:45AM

Tracking the world’s mobility during the pandemic lockdown

How the coronavirus transformed human activities globally
Counting the coronavirus crisis

Many countries use their own criteria to count the number of Covid-19 cases, but more than 3 million people have been officially confirmed to have been infected, with more than 150,000 fatalities.

2 Jun 2020 - 10:17AM

Many countries use their own criteria to count the number of Covid-19 cases, but more than 3 million people have been officially confirmed to have been infected, with more than 150,000 fatalities.

Counting the coronavirus crisis
Coronavirus: Decoding Covid-19

Scientists have identified more than 200 types of coronaviruses, seven of which are known to affect humans. Four of these coronaviruses are endemic respiratory viruses which cause 15-30 per cent of the common colds people experience each year. Covid-19 is caused by a deadly new type of coronavirus that has spread to the point of becoming a global pandemic, infecting 771,104 people and taking 36,944 lives as of March 31, 2020. Here are some more facts about the coronavirus officially known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which was first detected in December 2019 in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.

1 Apr 2020 - 8:51AM

Scientists have identified more than 200 types of coronaviruses, seven of which are known to affect humans. Four of these coronaviruses are endemic respiratory viruses which cause 15-30 per cent of the common colds people experience each year. Covid-19 is caused by a deadly new type of coronavirus that has spread to the point of becoming a global pandemic, infecting 771,104 people and taking 36,944 lives as of March 31, 2020. Here are some more facts about the coronavirus officially known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which was first detected in December 2019 in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.

Coronavirus: Decoding Covid-19
How Europe’s coronavirus lockdown nightmare compares to China

Europe failed to learn from China how rapidly coronavirus spreads and is now struggling to cope with surging Covid-19 infections

27 Mar 2020 - 6:57AM

Europe failed to learn from China how rapidly coronavirus spreads and is now struggling to cope with surging Covid-19 infections

How Europe’s coronavirus lockdown nightmare compares to China
Decoding Covid-19

After its discovery last December, in Wuhan, China, the virus started to spread around the world, causing panic. The Antarctic is, as yet, the only continent where there are no confirmed cases. 

16 Mar 2020 - 7:52PM

After its discovery last December, in Wuhan, China, the virus started to spread around the world, causing panic. The Antarctic is, as yet, the only continent where there are no confirmed cases. 

Decoding Covid-19
Coronavirus cruise ship: stuck on board the quarantined Diamond Princess
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.

19 Feb 2020 - 9:16AM

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
Australian fires: Understanding the intensity and global impact

The Australian bush fires have had a devastating impact globally: spreading plumes of carbon, destroying parks and forests, burning down homes and killing people and animals. 

17 Jan 2020 - 4:12PM

The Australian bush fires have had a devastating impact globally: spreading plumes of carbon, destroying parks and forests, burning down homes and killing people and animals. 

Australian fires: Understanding the intensity and global impact
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.

27 Dec 2019 - 2:57PM

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
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

20 Jan 2020 - 5:57PM

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
Key events from Hong Kong’s anti-government protests

The streets of Hong Kong have been racked by violence and destruction since the anti-government movement sprung into life in June.

9 Dec 2019 - 6:23PM

The streets of Hong Kong have been racked by violence and destruction since the anti-government movement sprung into life in June.

Key events from Hong Kong’s anti-government protests
Violence worsens as police, radicals clash at siege of Polytechnic University
Did Bruce Lee create mixed martial arts in Hong Kong?

The Chinese-American film and television superstar Bruce Lee was a disciplined athlete with legendary martial arts skills. 

7 Oct 2019 - 11:43AM

The Chinese-American film and television superstar Bruce Lee was a disciplined athlete with legendary martial arts skills. 

Did Bruce Lee create mixed martial arts in Hong Kong?
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

 
20 Sep 2019 - 10:56AM

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
How Hong Kong airport protests ended in chaos

Unprecedented scenes of violence broke out at the Hong Kong International Airport after thousands of anti-government protesters occupying the airport terminal building brought flights to a halt for two days straight. This is how the events unfolded

4 Sep 2019 - 4:43PM

Unprecedented scenes of violence broke out at the Hong Kong International Airport after thousands of anti-government protesters occupying the airport terminal building brought flights to a halt for two days straight. This is how the events unfolded

How Hong Kong airport protests ended in chaos
Rare earths are found in everyday items, from TVs to smartphones and fridges

There are 17 rare earth elements in the periodic table which, contrary to their name, are as abundant in the Earth’s crust as tin or lead.

17 Jul 2019 - 2:00PM

There are 17 rare earth elements in the periodic table which, contrary to their name, are as abundant in the Earth’s crust as tin or lead.

Rare earths are found in everyday items, from TVs to smartphones and fridges
Will Beijing weaponise its rare earth supply in the US-China trade war?

There are 17 rare earth elements listed in the periodic table which, contrary to their name, are as abundant in the Earth’s crust as tin or lead. However, rare earths are always fused with other minerals which makes many countries reluctant to invest in rare earth mines because they are too expensive and polluting to extract and refine in commercially viable quantities

29 Jun 2019 - 8:19AM

There are 17 rare earth elements listed in the periodic table which, contrary to their name, are as abundant in the Earth’s crust as tin or lead. However, rare earths are always fused with other minerals which makes many countries reluctant to invest in rare earth mines because they are too expensive and polluting to extract and refine in commercially viable quantities

Will Beijing weaponise its rare earth supply in the US-China trade war?
How Bruce Lee and street fighting in Hong Kong helped create MMA
Belt and Road Initiative explained: How China is looking beyond borders

The “Belt and Road Initiative” was announced by the Chinese government in 2013 as a global trade strategy based on the ancient Silk Road trading route.

10 May 2019 - 5:34PM

The “Belt and Road Initiative” was announced by the Chinese government in 2013 as a global trade strategy based on the ancient Silk Road trading route.

Belt and Road Initiative explained: How China is looking beyond borders
How every Boeing 737 MAX was grounded in five days

It took less than a week for Boeing’s 737 MAX to be grounded following its second accident in five months. 

1 Apr 2019 - 6:03PM

It took less than a week for Boeing’s 737 MAX to be grounded following its second accident in five months. 

How every Boeing 737 MAX was grounded in five days
Electrifying return of the Hong Kong Formula E
Permafrost, the climate change time bomb

As North America freezes through a polar vortex, and Australia sweats out an extreme heatwave, there is growing consensus it could be game over for Planet Earth if we do not pay attention to the world’s permafrost

21 Feb 2019 - 11:37AM

As North America freezes through a polar vortex, and Australia sweats out an extreme heatwave, there is growing consensus it could be game over for Planet Earth if we do not pay attention to the world’s permafrost

Permafrost, the climate change time bomb
Why your smartphone is causing you ‘text neck’ syndrome

Most of us hunch over our smartphone for at least two hours a day. This can effectively increase the weight of your head by up to 27kg, damage your posture, and if you text while walking, expose you to all kinds of accidents

25 Jan 2019 - 6:30PM

Most of us hunch over our smartphone for at least two hours a day. This can effectively increase the weight of your head by up to 27kg, damage your posture, and if you text while walking, expose you to all kinds of accidents

Why your smartphone is causing you ‘text neck’ syndrome
The tragedy of the oil tanker Aulac Fortune
China plans to be a world leader in artificial intelligence by 2030
Crazy rich Asian wealth gap: billionaire budgets border extreme poverty
The 120-year story of Hong Kong's iconic Star Ferry
Hong Kong's weather is getting hotter and more extreme
Bombs over Hong Kong
1 Feb 2018 - 5:59PM
Bombs over Hong Kong