Rear Admiral Karl Thomas says a close call between warships of the two navies was a rare event.
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John Moore’s superstar is the highest-rated horse set to compete at the Jockey Club’s global HK$93 million event
The exhibit is the first full retrospective in over 30 years in the US of Warhol’s art and features over 350 works by the artist.
The hospital, armed with facilities such as wireless digital X-ray, thermal imaging, ultrasonography, tranquilisation devices and quarantine facilities, has not only come as a respite to the elephants but is also attracting local and foreign tourists.
While wine consumption is soaring in China, it is not known as a major producer – but French luxury giant Moet Hennessy has bet on a remote location in southwestern Yunnan province to show it can produce a first-class bottle of red.
The APEC meeting took place in Papua New Guinea this weekend. While the world focused on the tense relations between the United States and China, there was also beautiful tribal dancing and a friendly reception to the country.
When the People’s Republic was established in 1949, China had only a rudimentary post and telecommunications system. Despite advances since then, the telecommunications infrastructure has not kept up with demand.
Having conquered the skies with the world’s second tallest building, Shanghai has added to its list of architectural marvels with a luxury hotel built in an abandoned quarry 88 metres deep.
The sales of the world’s largest consumer sales event- Singles’ Day- exceeded US$30.8 billion, the highest in the event’s 10-year history.
The new Hong Kong Fire Services Department mascot “Anyone” got people talking on social media after a fire safety and first aid demonstration at a press conference on Monday, November 5.
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Why Djibouti has more foreign military bases than any other country.
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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.