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Hong Kong protests: 5 teenagers arrested for possession of petrol bombs and gas masks, but demonstrations fail to materialise

Large-scale protests against the proposed National Anthem bill failed to come together due to heavy police presence

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Large-scale protests against the proposed National Anthem bill failed to come together due to heavy police presence

Hong Kong protests: 5 teenagers arrested for possession of petrol bombs and gas masks, but demonstrations fail to materialise
Stanley Ho, Macau’s casino and hotel magnate, dies at 98

Patriarch of Asia’s largest casino empire helped the former Portuguese colony surpass Las Vegas in gambling revenue.

26 May 2020 - 2:46PM

Patriarch of Asia’s largest casino empire helped the former Portuguese colony surpass Las Vegas in gambling revenue.

Stanley Ho, Macau’s casino and hotel magnate, dies at 98
Hong Kong protests: At least 180 people arrested as police deploy water cannon and tear gas

Demonstrations on Sunday protested against the proposed national security law and national anthem bill.

25 May 2020 - 11:53AM

Demonstrations on Sunday protested against the proposed national security law and national anthem bill.

Hong Kong protests: At least 180 people arrested as police deploy water cannon and tear gas
Controversial DSE History question about Japanese occupation of China to be scrapped

The Hong Kong Exam Assessment Authority has given in to a request from the Education Bureau to cancel a question called ‘problematic’

22 May 2020 - 6:56PM

The Hong Kong Exam Assessment Authority has given in to a request from the Education Bureau to cancel a question called ‘problematic’

Controversial DSE History question about Japanese occupation of China to be scrapped
National security law for Hong Kong: Background and expected timeline

China’s lawmakers are expected to discuss a new law that would ban seditious activities and terrorist acts at this year’s full session of the National People’s Congress.

22 May 2020 - 11:53AM

China’s lawmakers are expected to discuss a new law that would ban seditious activities and terrorist acts at this year’s full session of the National People’s Congress.

National security law for Hong Kong: Background and expected timeline
Cross-border students unlikely to resume school with Hong Kong classmates on May 27

The Education Bureau said they need to coordinate with immigration to reopen the Lok Ma Chau border point, closed since February to contain Covid-19

21 May 2020 - 12:04PM

The Education Bureau said they need to coordinate with immigration to reopen the Lok Ma Chau border point, closed since February to contain Covid-19

Cross-border students unlikely to resume school with Hong Kong classmates on May 27
Hong Kong teen found guilty of carrying laser pointer at anti-government protest loses appeal

The judge said the lower courts were right to call his laser device and umbrella ‘offensive weapons’

21 May 2020 - 10:57AM

The judge said the lower courts were right to call his laser device and umbrella ‘offensive weapons’

Hong Kong teen found guilty of carrying laser pointer at anti-government protest loses appeal
Hong Kong protests: Teen given probation for carrying extendable baton to anti-government demonstration

The 15 year-old brought the item to an unauthorised gathering in Causeway Bay over the now-withdrawn extradition bill

20 May 2020 - 11:11AM

The 15 year-old brought the item to an unauthorised gathering in Causeway Bay over the now-withdrawn extradition bill

Hong Kong protests: Teen given probation for carrying extendable baton to anti-government demonstration
Hong Kong schools prepare for resumption of class during Covid-19 by upping disinfection measures

Government rules say frequently-touched objects must be disinfected twice a day with diluted bleach due to coronavirus outbreak.

15 May 2020 - 12:19PM

Government rules say frequently-touched objects must be disinfected twice a day with diluted bleach due to coronavirus outbreak.

Hong Kong schools prepare for resumption of class during Covid-19 by upping disinfection measures
Hong Kong’s exam authority slammed by Education Bureau over history question about Japanese occupation of China

The question asked if Japan did more good than harm in China in the first half of the 20th century.

18 May 2020 - 5:43PM

The question asked if Japan did more good than harm in China in the first half of the 20th century.

Hong Kong’s exam authority slammed by Education Bureau over history question about Japanese occupation of China
Hong Kong government hands down its harshest sentence yet for pangolin scale smuggling

Two mainland Chinese men given 21 and 27 months in jail for trafficking in the critically endangered animal. They were found at the airport with 100kg of scales worth an estimated HK$400,000.

14 May 2020 - 12:22PM

Two mainland Chinese men given 21 and 27 months in jail for trafficking in the critically endangered animal. They were found at the airport with 100kg of scales worth an estimated HK$400,000.

Hong Kong government hands down its harshest sentence yet for pangolin scale smuggling
Hong Kong protests: Clashes break out on Chief Executive Carrie Lam's birthday

The demonstrations were in defiance of the Covid-19 ban on public gatherings and saw riot police enter malls.

14 May 2020 - 11:00AM

The demonstrations were in defiance of the Covid-19 ban on public gatherings and saw riot police enter malls.

Hong Kong protests: Clashes break out on Chief Executive Carrie Lam's birthday
New Covid-19 infections in Hong Kong may delay plans to resume classes on May 27

Some of the family members of locally infected Covid-19 patient are already showing symptoms amid fears of new outbreak cluster in Hong Kong

14 May 2020 - 11:09AM

Some of the family members of locally infected Covid-19 patient are already showing symptoms amid fears of new outbreak cluster in Hong Kong

New Covid-19 infections in Hong Kong may delay plans to resume classes on May 27
Hong Kong protests: Police chief calls officers' treatment of journalists 'unsatisfactory', suggests press accreditation system

The police force has been accused by several media outlets of insulting and abusing reporters, including at Sunday's Mother's Day demonstration.

13 May 2020 - 11:25AM

The police force has been accused by several media outlets of insulting and abusing reporters, including at Sunday's Mother's Day demonstration.

Hong Kong protests: Police chief calls officers' treatment of journalists 'unsatisfactory', suggests press accreditation system
Hong Kong protests: 13-year-old student reporter among those taken by police during Mother's Day demonstration

The boy was accused of "illegal child labour", but said he was just a volunteer for a student newspaper. 

11 May 2020 - 3:17PM

The boy was accused of "illegal child labour", but said he was just a volunteer for a student newspaper. 

Hong Kong protests: 13-year-old student reporter among those taken by police during Mother's Day demonstration
Hong Kong photographer creates Lego series while stuck at home during Covid-19

Ric Tse's photo series 'My Home's Rhapsody' combines Lego figurines and household items.

7 May 2020 - 12:05PM

Ric Tse's photo series 'My Home's Rhapsody' combines Lego figurines and household items.

Hong Kong photographer creates Lego series while stuck at home during Covid-19
Hong Kong government to give residents reusable mask as Covid-19 precautions loosen

Officials say they are in the final stages of a roll-out to give the city's 7.5 million people free masks.

4 May 2020 - 11:22AM

Officials say they are in the final stages of a roll-out to give the city's 7.5 million people free masks.

Hong Kong government to give residents reusable mask as Covid-19 precautions loosen
Coronavirus: Hong Kong could start relaxing social distancing measures in early May

For 12 days in the row, the city has reported only single-digit increases in Covid-19 cases, most of them imported. 

24 Apr 2020 - 11:29AM

For 12 days in the row, the city has reported only single-digit increases in Covid-19 cases, most of them imported. 

Coronavirus: Hong Kong could start relaxing social distancing measures in early May
Hong Kong bookseller Gui Minhai jailed in China for 10 years

Five years after he ‘disappeared’ while in Thailand, the Hong Kong-based Swedish citizen has been found guilty of ‘providing intelligence overseas’.

21 May 2020 - 5:07PM

Five years after he ‘disappeared’ while in Thailand, the Hong Kong-based Swedish citizen has been found guilty of ‘providing intelligence overseas’.

Hong Kong bookseller Gui Minhai jailed in China for 10 years
Coronavirus: Hong Kong nurses call in sick in protest at government refusal to close borders

90 nurses from three hospitals take sick leave ahead of a planned strike against official response to the coronavirus.

21 May 2020 - 5:49PM

90 nurses from three hospitals take sick leave ahead of a planned strike against official response to the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong nurses call in sick in protest at government refusal to close borders
Coronavirus: Hong Kong researchers have developed vaccine but need time to test it, expert reveals

Scientists in mainland China and the United States are also racing to produce a vaccine for the deadly new coronavirus.

21 May 2020 - 6:17PM

Scientists in mainland China and the United States are also racing to produce a vaccine for the deadly new coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong researchers have developed vaccine but need time to test it, expert reveals
Carrie Lam talks to SCMP about her CE bid

Chief executive candidate Carrie Lam  answers questions in this #FacebookLive Q&A, hosted by SCMP senior editor Yonden Lhatoo.

1 Mar 2017 - 3:46PM

Chief executive candidate Carrie Lam  answers questions in this #FacebookLive Q&A, hosted by SCMP senior editor Yonden Lhatoo.

Carrie Lam talks to SCMP about her CE bid
Regina Ip talks to SCMP about her leadership bid

Regina Ip is #FacebookLive with SCMP senior editor Yonden Lhatoo to discuss her campaign to become Hong Kong's next Chief Executive. What is her vision, and what qualities does she possess that the other candidates don't?

28 Feb 2017 - 10:59AM

Regina Ip is #FacebookLive with SCMP senior editor Yonden Lhatoo to discuss her campaign to become Hong Kong's next Chief Executive. What is her vision, and what qualities does she possess that the other candidates don't?

Regina Ip talks to SCMP about her leadership bid
SCMP honours young talent at the Student of the Year Awards

Belinda Ng Tian-wing,17, won the Grand Prize at the 36th Student of the Year Awards organised by South China Morning Post. The event aims to encourage students to excel at their academic studies and prepare themselves to become the leaders of tomorrow.

25 Feb 2017 - 7:28PM

Belinda Ng Tian-wing,17, won the Grand Prize at the 36th Student of the Year Awards organised by South China Morning Post. The event aims to encourage students to excel at their academic studies and prepare themselves to become the leaders of tomorrow.

SCMP honours young talent at the Student of the Year Awards
John Tsang talks to SCMP about his CE bid, Silver Surfer and Bruce Lee

Chief executive hopeful John Tsang answers questions in this FacebookLive Q&A, hosted by SCMP senior editor Yonden Lhatoo.

16 Feb 2017 - 2:26PM

Chief executive hopeful John Tsang answers questions in this FacebookLive Q&A, hosted by SCMP senior editor Yonden Lhatoo.

John Tsang talks to SCMP about his CE bid, Silver Surfer and Bruce Lee
2016 in pictures: Post photographers pick their best shots

2016 was a year of political turmoil and social conflict inHong Kong. But that wasn’t the whole story.
From the Mong Kok riot to “Wonder Kid” Rex Tso Sing-yu’s hard fought victory, Post photographers were there to capture all the action.

17 Nov 2018 - 4:26AM

2016 was a year of political turmoil and social conflict inHong Kong. But that wasn’t the whole story.
From the Mong Kok riot to “Wonder Kid” Rex Tso Sing-yu’s hard fought victory, Post photographers were there to capture all the action.

 2016 in pictures: Post photographers pick their best shots
Regina Ip takes questions on her leadership bid

Chief executive hopeful Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee answers questions in this #FacebookLive Q&A, hosted by SCMP senior editor Yonden Lhatoo.

17 Nov 2018 - 4:26AM

Chief executive hopeful Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee answers questions in this #FacebookLive Q&A, hosted by SCMP senior editor Yonden Lhatoo.

Regina Ip takes questions on her leadership bid
Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying will not seek a second term

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying will not seek a second term, citing "family reasons”.

17 Nov 2018 - 4:26AM

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying will not seek a second term, citing "family reasons”.

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying will not seek a second term
Alibaba founder Jack Ma delivers keynote speech at China Conference

Alibaba founder Jack Ma shared his insights on globalisation, economic growth and how to seize opportunities in business in his talk, titled “When East meets West”, at the South China Morning Post’s China Conference.

2 Dec 2016 - 7:41PM

Alibaba founder Jack Ma shared his insights on globalisation, economic growth and how to seize opportunities in business in his talk, titled “When East meets West”, at the South China Morning Post’s China Conference.

Alibaba founder Jack Ma delivers keynote speech at China Conference