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Shenzhen boasts the most growth champions in SCMP-Statista’s survey of the 80 fastest-growing companies in Greater Bay Area

The SCMP-Statista Growth Champions of the Greater Bay Area survey, the first of its kind, sheds light on where investors and entrepreneurs are placing their bets in an area that is projected to become one of biggest growth drivers of the Chinese economy.

12 Dec 2019 - 7:15AM

The SCMP-Statista Growth Champions of the Greater Bay Area survey, the first of its kind, sheds light on where investors and entrepreneurs are placing their bets in an area that is projected to become one of biggest growth drivers of the Chinese economy.

Shenzhen boasts the most growth champions in SCMP-Statista’s survey of the 80 fastest-growing companies in Greater Bay Area
After half a year of anti-government unrest, ‘800,000 marchers’ take to Hong Kong streets

Organisers claim another massive turnout, while police say it peaked at 180,000.

9 Dec 2019 - 11:05AM

Organisers claim another massive turnout, while police say it peaked at 180,000.

After half a year of anti-government unrest, ‘800,000 marchers’ take to Hong Kong streets
As it happened: ‘about 800,000’ join Hong Kong protest on eve of six-month anniversary of anti-government unrest

Mass anti-government march starting at Victoria Park due to end in Central. Police said earlier that officers seized a firearm they feared would be used at the protest.

9 Dec 2019 - 6:24AM

Mass anti-government march starting at Victoria Park due to end in Central. Police said earlier that officers seized a firearm they feared would be used at the protest.

As it happened: ‘about 800,000’ join Hong Kong protest on eve of six-month anniversary of anti-government unrest
Surviving Hong Kong’s political earthquake: what went right or wrong in district council elections for two winners and losing veteran from pro-establishment camp

Newly minted district councillors Cheung King-fun, an independent, and DAB’s Apple Lai have both focused on community service long before the polls.

7 Dec 2019 - 11:53AM

Newly minted district councillors Cheung King-fun, an independent, and DAB’s Apple Lai have both focused on community service long before the polls.

Surviving Hong Kong’s political earthquake: what went right or wrong in district council elections for two winners and losing veteran from pro-establishment camp
After the landslide: Hong Kong’s pan-democrat district council winners talk inspiration, motivation and next steps

The winners were students, first-time candidates, workers and professionals. They defeated entrenched councillors, including some who had served for decades.

7 Dec 2019 - 11:53AM

The winners were students, first-time candidates, workers and professionals. They defeated entrenched councillors, including some who had served for decades.

After the landslide: Hong Kong’s pan-democrat district council winners talk inspiration, motivation and next steps
Victor Fung feted for lifetime of achievements at top of honours list in 2019 DHL-SCMP Hong Kong Business Awards

The awards honour exceptional leadership at a particularly tumultuous moment for Hong Kong, as the worst political crisis in the city’s history and a year-long US-China trade war combined to drive the local economy into its first technical recession in a decade.

6 Dec 2019 - 1:55PM

The awards honour exceptional leadership at a particularly tumultuous moment for Hong Kong, as the worst political crisis in the city’s history and a year-long US-China trade war combined to drive the local economy into its first technical recession in a decade.

Victor Fung feted for lifetime of achievements at top of honours list in 2019 DHL-SCMP Hong Kong Business Awards
Chinese city halts crematorium plan but stand-off between police and protesters goes on

Huazhou government says it will consult the public on ‘different views’ to proposed development in town of Wenlou.

1 Dec 2019 - 4:59PM

Huazhou government says it will consult the public on ‘different views’ to proposed development in town of Wenlou.

Chinese city halts crematorium plan but stand-off between police and protesters goes on
Trade war robbing Peter to pay Paul as China’s plummeting industrial profits only tell part of the story

China’s industrial profits plunged 9.9 per cent in October compared to a year earlier, the largest drop since the data was first reported in 2011.

10 Dec 2019 - 11:05AM

China’s industrial profits plunged 9.9 per cent in October compared to a year earlier, the largest drop since the data was first reported in 2011.

Trade war robbing Peter to pay Paul as China’s plummeting industrial profits only tell part of the story
Hong Kong election result draws cautious response from Beijing

No direct comment on pro-democracy landslide, but stopping violence and restoring order remain ‘top priorities’.

26 Nov 2019 - 2:58AM

No direct comment on pro-democracy landslide, but stopping violence and restoring order remain ‘top priorities’.

Hong Kong election result draws cautious response from Beijing
Hong Kong’s district councillors traditionally handle municipal matters. But this election was a global event as almost 3 million residents clamoured to be heard

Voter turnout was confirmed at 71.2 per cent of 4.1 million registered to vote, compared with 47 per cent in the 2015 polls, and far surpassed the record of 58 per cent set in 2016’s Legislative Council elections, where at least 10 localist candidates were elected

25 Nov 2019 - 8:15AM

Voter turnout was confirmed at 71.2 per cent of 4.1 million registered to vote, compared with 47 per cent in the 2015 polls, and far surpassed the record of 58 per cent set in 2016’s Legislative Council elections, where at least 10 localist candidates were elected

Hong Kong’s district councillors traditionally handle municipal matters. But this election was a global event as almost 3 million residents clamoured to be heard
As it happened: pro-Beijing camp licks wounds after hammering in Hong Kong district council elections

Polls this year see a record voter turnout of more than 70 per cent across city. 

25 Nov 2019 - 10:28AM

Polls this year see a record voter turnout of more than 70 per cent across city. 

As it happened: pro-Beijing camp licks wounds after hammering in Hong Kong district council elections
No protests, no violence, no tear gas: not your usual Sunday in Hong Kong, as voters join peaceful, snaking queues

Surreal calm as district council elections turn into ‘referendum’ on months of political unrest.

25 Nov 2019 - 6:33AM

Surreal calm as district council elections turn into ‘referendum’ on months of political unrest.

No protests, no violence, no tear gas: not your usual Sunday in Hong Kong, as voters join peaceful, snaking queues
As it happened: record number of Hongkongers at district council elections

Hongkongers from across the political spectrum hit the polls early, more than doubling 2015's turnout rate for the first three hours of voting, in local contests which will be seen as a barometer of support for the anti-government protests roiling the city.

25 Nov 2019 - 8:19AM

Hongkongers from across the political spectrum hit the polls early, more than doubling 2015's turnout rate for the first three hours of voting, in local contests which will be seen as a barometer of support for the anti-government protests roiling the city.

As it happened: record number of Hongkongers at district council elections
US far-right blogger’s South China Sea ‘explosion’ claims dismissed

Mainland Chinese online community responds with calm to fake news on website previously accused of spreading fake news and conspiracy theories.

23 Nov 2019 - 1:23PM

Mainland Chinese online community responds with calm to fake news on website previously accused of spreading fake news and conspiracy theories.

US far-right blogger’s South China Sea ‘explosion’ claims dismissed
Hong Kong protests: university campus stand-off between radicals and riot squad shows no sign of ending as thousands hit streets in bid to relieve police siege

Central Kowloon’s bustling streets see clashes throughout the night, with tear gas and petrol bombs exchanged at rapid intervals.

19 Nov 2019 - 1:46PM

Central Kowloon’s bustling streets see clashes throughout the night, with tear gas and petrol bombs exchanged at rapid intervals.

Hong Kong protests: university campus stand-off between radicals and riot squad shows no sign of ending as thousands hit streets in bid to relieve police siege
Call for SCMP 2020 Graduate Trainee and Summer Internship applications
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18 Nov 2019 - 6:38PM
  • Hong Kong’s most trusted English-language news organisation is seeking promising young journalists for its graduate trainee programme.
  • Apply to be a South China Morning Post Journalist Graduate Trainee.
Call for SCMP 2020 Graduate Trainee and Summer Internship applications
As it happened: Hong Kong protesters drop onto highway from footbridge on university campus and escape on motorcycles

Some of those trapped inside Polytechnic University attempt to flee, but are driven back as tear gas is fired by police surrounding the exits.

19 Nov 2019 - 6:31AM

Some of those trapped inside Polytechnic University attempt to flee, but are driven back as tear gas is fired by police surrounding the exits.

As it happened: Hong Kong protesters drop onto highway from footbridge on university campus and escape on motorcycles
Hong Kong protests: riot squads surround university campus occupied by radicals after day of fierce clashes, shooting of officer with arrow and live round fired at car trying to ram police line

Normally serene neighbourhood around the Polytechnic University campus on Austin Road turned into a war zone.

18 Nov 2019 - 6:43AM

Normally serene neighbourhood around the Polytechnic University campus on Austin Road turned into a war zone.

Hong Kong protests: riot squads surround university campus occupied by radicals after day of fierce clashes, shooting of officer with arrow and live round fired at car trying to ram police line
Amid Hong Kong protests, universities shut campuses to outsiders

HKU and Baptist University to only allow students and staff on site. In past week, Chinese and Polytechnic universities were the scenes of battles between radicals and police.

18 Nov 2019 - 1:02AM

HKU and Baptist University to only allow students and staff on site. In past week, Chinese and Polytechnic universities were the scenes of battles between radicals and police.

Amid Hong Kong protests,  universities shut campuses to outsiders
As it happened: Live round fired near army barracks in Hong Kong as police warn of mass arrests of anti-government radicals

Tensions return to city after peaceful Saturday with Hung Hom stand-off as students hurl petrol bombs and police fire tear gas. 

18 Nov 2019 - 1:22AM

Tensions return to city after peaceful Saturday with Hung Hom stand-off as students hurl petrol bombs and police fire tear gas. 

As it happened: Live round fired near army barracks in Hong Kong as police warn of mass arrests of anti-government radicals
PLA soldiers sent onto streets of Hong Kong for first time since protests began – to help clear roadblocks near Kowloon Tong garrison

Soldiers deployed for the first time in five months of civil unrest.

17 Nov 2019 - 2:22AM

Soldiers deployed for the first time in five months of civil unrest.

PLA soldiers sent onto streets of Hong Kong for first time since protests began – to help clear roadblocks near Kowloon Tong garrison
Hong Kong protests: how the four-day occupation of Chinese University ended

Tear gas fired in Mong Kok as protesters block Nathan Road while huge fire rages near Chinese University. Earlier protesters had partially reopened Tolo Highway in 'friendly gesture' before shutting it down again.

16 Nov 2019 - 12:12AM

Tear gas fired in Mong Kok as protesters block Nathan Road while huge fire rages near Chinese University. Earlier protesters had partially reopened Tolo Highway in 'friendly gesture' before shutting it down again.

Hong Kong protests: how the four-day occupation of Chinese University ended
Hong Kong protests: government under fire from across political spectrum for inaction as protesters take over campuses, close Cross-Harbour Tunnel, block roads and firebomb rail tracks

Cross-Harbour Tunnel effectively defunct for an entire day as protesters put up barricades of chairs, tables and boards they had commandeered from a neighbouring university.

15 Nov 2019 - 2:03PM

Cross-Harbour Tunnel effectively defunct for an entire day as protesters put up barricades of chairs, tables and boards they had commandeered from a neighbouring university.

Hong Kong protests: government under fire from across political spectrum for inaction as protesters take over campuses, close Cross-Harbour Tunnel, block roads and firebomb rail tracks
As it happened: Hong Kong protesters vandalise and repeatedly set Cross-Harbour Tunnel tollbooths on fire

Disruption at the city's universities and in its business hub continue as protesters stick with their new strategy – to paralyse the city's transport links on weekdays – for the fourth day in a row.

 

15 Nov 2019 - 3:52AM

Disruption at the city's universities and in its business hub continue as protesters stick with their new strategy – to paralyse the city's transport links on weekdays – for the fourth day in a row.

 

As it happened: Hong Kong protesters vandalise and repeatedly set Cross-Harbour Tunnel tollbooths on fire
Hong Kong protests: city crippled for third straight day as radicals torch tunnel tollbooths, take over roads in 10 districts and vandalise train stations

Disruptions continue throughout the day and, at night, a flash mob appears at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel tollbooths to set them on fire.

14 Nov 2019 - 2:52PM

Disruptions continue throughout the day and, at night, a flash mob appears at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel tollbooths to set them on fire.

Hong Kong protests: city crippled for third straight day as radicals torch tunnel tollbooths, take over roads in 10 districts and vandalise train stations
As it happened: Hong Kong protesters set Cross-Harbour Tunnel tollbooth alight again as tear gas fired in Kwai Chung and Yuen Long

Protesters have blocked major roads and tunnels in the city, some train stations are closed and services suspended, and buses have been cancelled. But Education Bureau refuses to close schools.

14 Nov 2019 - 2:05AM

Protesters have blocked major roads and tunnels in the city, some train stations are closed and services suspended, and buses have been cancelled. But Education Bureau refuses to close schools.

As it happened: Hong Kong protesters set Cross-Harbour Tunnel tollbooth alight again as tear gas fired in Kwai Chung and Yuen Long
Hong Kong protests: pitched battles on campuses as police say city verging on ‘brink of total breakdown’

Demonstrators orchestrate another full day of citywide chaos intended to bring local government to its knees. Officers draw guns while, at various locations including business district, protesters hurl bricks and petrol bombs amid tear gas and rubber bullets.

13 Nov 2019 - 7:27AM

Demonstrators orchestrate another full day of citywide chaos intended to bring local government to its knees. Officers draw guns while, at various locations including business district, protesters hurl bricks and petrol bombs amid tear gas and rubber bullets.

Hong Kong protests: pitched battles on campuses as police say city verging on ‘brink of total breakdown’
As it happened: Causeway Bay shop engulfed in flames with flats above, as protests erupt across Hong Kong and police under attack draw guns

Condition of protester who was shot by police improves and he is arrested for unlawful assembly, while man who was set on fire by protesters on Monday remains in critical condition.

13 Nov 2019 - 1:52AM

Condition of protester who was shot by police improves and he is arrested for unlawful assembly, while man who was set on fire by protesters on Monday remains in critical condition.

As it happened: Causeway Bay shop engulfed in flames with flats above, as protests erupt across Hong Kong and police under attack draw guns
Student shot and man set ablaze in one of the most violent days of Hong Kong anti-government unrest yet

Tear gas, petrol bombs, barricades and pepper spray are used across multiple districts as protesters create traffic mayhem in an effort to spark a general strike.

15 Nov 2019 - 5:30PM

Tear gas, petrol bombs, barricades and pepper spray are used across multiple districts as protesters create traffic mayhem in an effort to spark a general strike.

Student shot and man set ablaze in one of the most violent days of Hong Kong anti-government unrest yet
As it happened: 16 hours of violence in Hong Kong continue with Mong Kok unrest, while Carrie Lam says 'wishful thinking' to believe government will yield to political demands

Chaos continues in shopping hub as a man is beaten up and a fire started on the road. Elsewhere, pockets of violence erupt. 

12 Nov 2019 - 1:02AM

Chaos continues in shopping hub as a man is beaten up and a fire started on the road. Elsewhere, pockets of violence erupt. 

As it happened: 16 hours of violence in Hong Kong continue with Mong Kok unrest, while Carrie Lam says 'wishful thinking' to believe government will yield to political demands