Territorial disputes in the region have the potential to escalate into violence, according to the annual survey by the Council on Foreign Relations think tank’s Centre for Preventive Action.
Wagner’s sexually explicit opera and real-life mountain survival tale among 2019 Hong Kong Arts Festival highlights
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Juice, a dog who went from mongrel stray to star of Chinese film and TV, now has competition – from himself! Because the adorable pooch was neutered from an early age, he is unable to reproduce – and so, in order to continue his star image, his master has had him duplicated by Sinogene.
Nearly 200 countries have agreed upon rules on how nations can cut greenhouse gas emissions and curb global warming, so the principles of the 2015 Paris climate accord can be put into action. But they delayed other key decisions until next year, frustrating those who want more ambitious goals.
Huangcun Town, in east China’s Anhui Province, has a long history of Xuan ink brush making for Chinese painting and calligraphy
Bicycles have always been a popular mode of transport in Hong Kong. Over the decades, SCMP photographeres have captured Hongkongers travelling by bicycle in the city.
A joint exhibition by photographers Kaho Wong (Hong Kong), Hideaki Hamada (Japan) and Ricor (Taiwan) offers a glimpse into life in Tamsui, an idyllic district in northern Taiwan.
Perhaps no story better represents the vicious cycle of poverty in rural China than that of 16-year-old Chen Zhenzhen. Chen gave up her education at the age of 12, after her family could no longer afford her school fees, and became a migrant worker to help support her younger siblings.
Canto-pop legend Andy Lau Tak-wah kicked off his world tour at Hong Kong Coliseum concert hall, in his first performance since his injury in 2017.
Among India’s rich and famous, weddings are often lavish displays of unimaginable wealth. No expense is spared hiring palace venues, flying in guests on chartered jets and hiring world-famous celebrities to entertain at wedding parties.
The Islamic city of Marawi in the southern Philippines became the battleground for a five-month war between security forces and ISIS-linked militants in 2017. More than 300,000 people fled the airstrikes and gunbattles that destroyed Marawi’s commercial centre and crippled the region’s economy.
Patrick Hsu, a young Hong Kong wing chun instructor thinks kung fu is more than teaching people how to fight and is determined to keep the culture alive.
Dozens of China’s listed companies have placed their prized assets for sale, including aircraft, property, stakes in ventures, and even paintings by old masters
As we greet the New Year and wave goodbye to 2018, we would like to refresh your memories of the diverse range of stories the graphics team tackled. We look forward to evolving in the year ahead, but in the meantime here are some shortlists for the best of our visual stories from 2018
Bloody war and revolution: one of the world’s greatest museums rose from the ashes when imperial China toppled
We explore the magnitude of the measures on urban families forty years after the opening up of the Chinese economy.
May 16, 2016, marks the 50th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution.
INTERACTIVE SPECIAL: One of the world's longest bridges is being built in Hong Kong - what does it look like now and how much will it cost?
When completed, the 42km-long Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge will be one of the longest bridges above water in the world, constructed with the mission to speed up integration of cities in the Pearl River Delta. Will it be worth its staggering cost?
Multimedia special: Can the gambling mecca of Macau find its identity and turn around its flagging fortunes?
Sixteen years after its return to China, Macau is a city at the crossroads. In this South China Morning Post multimedia package, Raquel Carvalho delves into its chequered history, charts its meteoric rise and asks what the future holds.
China announced it would abandon the one-child policy. Reuters photographer Carlos Barria shot these intimate portraits of young Chinese people born since the start of the policy in 1979 and captured their raw thoughts on the prospect of having a sibling.
Tree maintenance has come into sharper focus recently following the government’s controversial decision to cut down four giant century-old banyans in August, and the collapse of a number of trees in recent months that have caused injuries. With experts expressing concern over the health and maintenance of trees citywide, the South China Morning Post has put together an interactive guide to the condition of more than 3,000 trees across Hong Kong, based on the latest data contained in a register originally created by the Development Bureau in 2010. Our map contains information on the health of more than 900 trees included in the register along with 2,700 others deemed "failed" or which were removed and not found on the register.