Yifei Chen

Five governments claim islands in the Spratlys archipelago of the South China Sea. Each has constructed structures and reclaimed land, but the speed and scale at which China has built has gone unrivalled so far. In this interactive graphic, we cut out man-made features from islands with available satellite imagery and displayed them at scale with each other.

Zhang Liang’s experience gives a glimpse of the dangers endured by climbers and guides on the Himalayas, as Nepal and affected countries struggle with the aftermath of the April 25 quake.


The South China Morning Post's multimedia “ghost town map” offers one perspective on where the new ghost towns may be in the next five years.

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