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Marking 20 years as Post cartoonist, Harry Harrison publishes new book, ‘Add Ink’

It has been 27 years since the South China Morning Post’s Harry Harrison moved to Hong Kong, where he began work as a cartoonist for the publication. Through the years, his illustrations depicted the

It has been 27 years since the South China Morning Post’s Harry Harrison moved to Hong Kong, where he began work as a cartoonist for the publication. Through the years, his illustrations depicted the

Shanghai’s animal saviour: helping strays in China is spiritual journey for Buddhist monk

Zhi Xiang is a Shanghai-based Buddhist monk who has been saving animals since the early 1990s. Over the years, he has expanded his efforts and built a small team that runs an animal shelter caring for

Zhi Xiang is a Shanghai-based Buddhist monk who has been saving animals since the early 1990s. Over the years, he has expanded his efforts and built a small team that runs an animal shelter caring for

Hong Kong’s ‘handbag doctor’ is a craftsman with decades of experience fixing luxury leather

Denny Ng describes himself as a "doctor" for luxury handbags. Ng has dedicated his life to making and fixing luxury leather products since he started his career as an apprentice craftsman at a Hong Kong

Denny Ng describes himself as a "doctor" for luxury handbags. Ng has dedicated his life to making and fixing luxury leather products since he started his career as an apprentice craftsman at a Hong Kong

Free-diving ‘sea women’ of South Korea fight climate change threatening their fishing tradition

Women who free-dive without oxygen to gather seafood in waters off South Korea face a new threat to their centuries-old traditions. Already under pressure from the competition of modern fishing methods,

Women who free-dive without oxygen to gather seafood in waters off South Korea face a new threat to their centuries-old traditions. Already under pressure from the competition of modern fishing methods,

Climate change threatens to sink free-dive fishing traditions of South Korea’s ‘sea women’

The centuries-old traditions of South Korean women who practise free-dive fishing without oxygen face a new threat. Already under pressure from the competition of more modern fishing methods, now the haenyeo

The centuries-old traditions of South Korean women who practise free-dive fishing without oxygen face a new threat. Already under pressure from the competition of more modern fishing methods, now the haenyeo

Hong Kong can't miss Greater Bay Area boat in post-Covid-19 recovery, Victor Fung of Fung Group says

Hong Kong must rebuild its post-pandemic economy by tapping opportunities from the rapidly growing economic power zone in the Greater Bay Area. That's according to Victor Fung, group chairman of the Fung

Hong Kong must rebuild its post-pandemic economy by tapping opportunities from the rapidly growing economic power zone in the Greater Bay Area. That's according to Victor Fung, group chairman of the Fung

Why car park ownership is big business in Hong Kong

Hong Kong not only has a reputation for having the world’s least-affordable housing market. Just finding a place to park a car can be an expensive endeavour because of the city’s limited land supply.

Hong Kong not only has a reputation for having the world’s least-affordable housing market. Just finding a place to park a car can be an expensive endeavour because of the city’s limited land supply.

Fans flock to Lord of the Rings trilogy re-release in China

The Lord of the Rings trilogy returned to Chinese cinemas in mid-April 2021. Twenty years after the epic series debuted on the big screen, the South China Morning Post talked to some film fans in Beijing

The Lord of the Rings trilogy returned to Chinese cinemas in mid-April 2021. Twenty years after the epic series debuted on the big screen, the South China Morning Post talked to some film fans in Beijing

Sun Moon Lake shrinking as Taiwan’s worst drought in over 50 years grips island

Taiwan’s scenic Sun Moon Lake resembled a barren moonscape in April 2021 after months of scant rainfall. A drought pushed water levels at reservoirs to record lows,  plunging below 30 per cent below

Taiwan’s scenic Sun Moon Lake resembled a barren moonscape in April 2021 after months of scant rainfall. A drought pushed water levels at reservoirs to record lows,  plunging below 30 per cent below

Hong Kong retiree pursues passion for painting with works displayed in over 100 restaurants

Painting has been a lifelong passion for amateur artist Alfred Yu. But he put it aside for 30 years in favour of pursuing better-paying jobs. Now, the 63-year-old is living his dream post-retirement by

Painting has been a lifelong passion for amateur artist Alfred Yu. But he put it aside for 30 years in favour of pursuing better-paying jobs. Now, the 63-year-old is living his dream post-retirement by

Hong Kong schools mark first National Security Education Day under security law imposed by Beijing

Flag-raising ceremonies, talks and quiz competitions were among the activities hundreds of schools in Hong Kong held to mark National Security Education Day on April 15, 2021. Children as young as three

Flag-raising ceremonies, talks and quiz competitions were among the activities hundreds of schools in Hong Kong held to mark National Security Education Day on April 15, 2021. Children as young as three

Hong Kong’s new pop-up luxury picnic service sees business opportunity during Covid-19 pandemic

Karen Wong set up an online business, which started in the US and Australia, providing a luxury pop-up picnic service. Spotting a new business opportunity during the Covid-19 pandemic, Wong brought the

Karen Wong set up an online business, which started in the US and Australia, providing a luxury pop-up picnic service. Spotting a new business opportunity during the Covid-19 pandemic, Wong brought the

Hiking Hong Kong’s MacLehose Trail

Hong Kong’s first and longest hiking route, the MacLehose Trail, was opened on October 26, 1979. It was named after the city’s longest-serving colonial governor, Sir Murray MacLehose, an avid hiker

Hong Kong’s first and longest hiking route, the MacLehose Trail, was opened on October 26, 1979. It was named after the city’s longest-serving colonial governor, Sir Murray MacLehose, an avid hiker

Last traditional family letterpress printing shop in Hong Kong

There were once more than 200 printing shops in Hong Kong’s Central and Sheung Wan areas alone. They flourished as international trading companies and grocery stores started to expand in the post-war

There were once more than 200 printing shops in Hong Kong’s Central and Sheung Wan areas alone. They flourished as international trading companies and grocery stores started to expand in the post-war

Hong Kong’s historic Clock Tower in Tsim Sha Tsui marks 100th anniversary

Hong Kong’s iconic Clock Tower in Tsim Sha Tsui celebrates its centenary in March 2021. The 44-metre-tall (144-feet) tower was built in 1915 as part of the now-demolished Kowloon-Canton Railway station.

Hong Kong’s iconic Clock Tower in Tsim Sha Tsui celebrates its centenary in March 2021. The 44-metre-tall (144-feet) tower was built in 1915 as part of the now-demolished Kowloon-Canton Railway station.

Inside Sheng Siong supermarket billionaire Lim Hock Leng’s home in Singapore

A pig farmer’s son-turned-billionaire owner of a supermarket empire, Singapore entrepreneur Lim Hock Leng takes the Post on a tour of his home, sharing the stories behind its design and decoration. (Photo: Ta.Le

A pig farmer’s son-turned-billionaire owner of a supermarket empire, Singapore entrepreneur Lim Hock Leng takes the Post on a tour of his home, sharing the stories behind its design and decoration. (Photo: Ta.Le

Patrick Nip addresses slow take-up rate of Hong Kong's Covid-19 vaccination programme

Hong Kong Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip Tak-kuen spoke to the Post about the government's Covid-19 vaccination roll-out. With the number of shots administered in the city lower than government

Hong Kong Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip Tak-kuen spoke to the Post about the government's Covid-19 vaccination roll-out. With the number of shots administered in the city lower than government

Pencils and a tea box: makeshift ‘violins’ help underprivileged music students during the pandemic

The not-for-profit Music Children Foundation has been offering free music programmes since 2013 to about 5,000 underprivileged Hong Kong youths. Among them is eight-year-old Chu Wing-yan, who lives with

The not-for-profit Music Children Foundation has been offering free music programmes since 2013 to about 5,000 underprivileged Hong Kong youths. Among them is eight-year-old Chu Wing-yan, who lives with

Travel diary: 14 days in quarantine in mainland China

South China Morning Post graphic artist Han Huang travelled from Hong Kong to the Chinese mainland to visit her family in late November 2020. But the journey became a trip unlike any she had taken before,

South China Morning Post graphic artist Han Huang travelled from Hong Kong to the Chinese mainland to visit her family in late November 2020. But the journey became a trip unlike any she had taken before,

The tree surgeon: Hong Kong man protects perennial plants as well as people

Climbing up to dizzying heights, working through typhoons and using a chainsaw to cut down dangerous branches are all in a day’s work for Hong Kong’s “tree guardian” Jason Ma. The arboriculturist

Climbing up to dizzying heights, working through typhoons and using a chainsaw to cut down dangerous branches are all in a day’s work for Hong Kong’s “tree guardian” Jason Ma. The arboriculturist

Clock ticking for Hong Kong ‘vomit noodle’ restaurant, the Star Cafe

Since it opened in 1966, the classic Star Cafe in Hong Kong has been attracting locals and tourists alike because of a signature dish with a revolting appearance – noodles that look like a pile of vomit.

Since it opened in 1966, the classic Star Cafe in Hong Kong has been attracting locals and tourists alike because of a signature dish with a revolting appearance – noodles that look like a pile of vomit.

‘We must recalibrate’: Hong Kong opposition considers next move after arrests and political changes

A group of 47 former lawmakers and activists face charges of “conspiring to subvert state power” under Hong Kong’s new national security law. The charges levelled on February 28, 2020, are over their

A group of 47 former lawmakers and activists face charges of “conspiring to subvert state power” under Hong Kong’s new national security law. The charges levelled on February 28, 2020, are over their

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways posts record loss of HK$21.6 billion for 2020

Hong Kong's flagship airline, Cathay Pacific posted its worst-ever financial results on March 10, 2021. The carrier reported losing HK$21.6 billion (US$2.78 billion) in 2020, a year during which the Covid-19

Hong Kong's flagship airline, Cathay Pacific posted its worst-ever financial results on March 10, 2021. The carrier reported losing HK$21.6 billion (US$2.78 billion) in 2020, a year during which the Covid-19

Neglected Japanese wartime military ‘pillboxes’ offer a window to Hong Kong’s World War II past

On a knoll in Luk Keng in the northeastern part of Hong Kong’s New Territories, lies a large-scale military complex including 14 pillboxes built by Japanese imperial forces in World War II. The concrete

On a knoll in Luk Keng in the northeastern part of Hong Kong’s New Territories, lies a large-scale military complex including 14 pillboxes built by Japanese imperial forces in World War II. The concrete

Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan hits out at the Heritage Foundation

Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan, spoke about Hong Kong disappearing from the Heritage Foundation's 'world’s freest economies' rankings after the Washington-based think tank removed the city

Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan, spoke about Hong Kong disappearing from the Heritage Foundation's 'world’s freest economies' rankings after the Washington-based think tank removed the city

Did China force US diplomats to take anal-swab Covid tests?

SCMP Chief News Editor Yonden Lhatoo has the low down on the latest sore point in China-US tensions.

SCMP Chief News Editor Yonden Lhatoo has the low down on the latest sore point in China-US tensions.

Covid-19 social distancing: 5 full-body exercises that can help keep you fit anywhere, any time

Lockdowns and social distancing measures because of the Covid-19 pandemic have meant gym enthusiasts have had to find other ways to stay fit. Nike master trainer Utah Lee demonstrates five exercises that

Lockdowns and social distancing measures because of the Covid-19 pandemic have meant gym enthusiasts have had to find other ways to stay fit. Nike master trainer Utah Lee demonstrates five exercises that

Hong Kong’s needy pupils sidelined by online learning one year since class suspension

Siblings “May” and “Ben” are among many underprivileged pupils in Hong Kong who have suffered as a result of the suspension of face-to-face lessons during the Covid-19 pandemic. Restrictions to

Siblings “May” and “Ben” are among many underprivileged pupils in Hong Kong who have suffered as a result of the suspension of face-to-face lessons during the Covid-19 pandemic. Restrictions to

Coronavirus pandemic causes labour shortages for Hong Kong oyster farmers

Often braving natural hazards such as typhoons, oyster farmers are facing even more challenges in 2021, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Travel restrictions have led to labour shortages and a smaller

Often braving natural hazards such as typhoons, oyster farmers are facing even more challenges in 2021, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Travel restrictions have led to labour shortages and a smaller

Food waste ‘upcycled’ as rescued dogs’ pet food

Pirry Leung, who had previously worked at a food-waste recycling facility, founded FurryGreen – an upcycling startup in 2020, hoping to turn leftover but unspoiled ingredients into pet food. Every month,

Pirry Leung, who had previously worked at a food-waste recycling facility, founded FurryGreen – an upcycling startup in 2020, hoping to turn leftover but unspoiled ingredients into pet food. Every month,

Chinese New Year decoration in Yuyan Garden, Shanghai

Chinese New Year decoration in Yuyan Garden, Shanghai

Chinese New Year decoration in Yuyan Garden, Shanghai

Amid pandemic, Chinese consumers spend US$74.1 billion during Singles’ Day online sales festival

China’s e-commerce platform Alibaba racked up 498.2 billion yuan (US$74.1 billion) in sales between November 1 and 11, 2020. The online shopping festival, which falls on November 11 every year, is the

China’s e-commerce platform Alibaba racked up 498.2 billion yuan (US$74.1 billion) in sales between November 1 and 11, 2020. The online shopping festival, which falls on November 11 every year, is the

French artist designs robots that can sketch your portrait

French artist Patrick Tresset has created a media art installation which features five robots that can sketch a portrait of in 30 minutes. Tresset, who is also a painter, programmed the robots to draw

French artist Patrick Tresset has created a media art installation which features five robots that can sketch a portrait of in 30 minutes. Tresset, who is also a painter, programmed the robots to draw

Goods rushed through warehouses as China’s Singles’ Day sales soar

As the world’s largest online shopping festival, China’s Singles’ Day is known for its steep discounts on everything from daily necessities to luxury items and even apartments. Chinese e-commerce

As the world’s largest online shopping festival, China’s Singles’ Day is known for its steep discounts on everything from daily necessities to luxury items and even apartments. Chinese e-commerce

US$56 billion so far: Singles’ Day launches with a bang as Chinese shoppers emerge from Covid

China's Singles' Day is the largest e-commerce shopping event in the world.  Billions of US dollars in sales are spent each November 11, as Chinese shoppers take advantage of deals offered on e-commerce

China's Singles' Day is the largest e-commerce shopping event in the world.  Billions of US dollars in sales are spent each November 11, as Chinese shoppers take advantage of deals offered on e-commerce

People on the streets of Beijing react to Biden's US presidential election victory over Trump

Joe Biden’s US presidential election win over Donald Trump has been a hot topic on the streets in China. The SCMP spoke with people in the Chinese capital Beijing to see what they think about the man

Joe Biden’s US presidential election win over Donald Trump has been a hot topic on the streets in China. The SCMP spoke with people in the Chinese capital Beijing to see what they think about the man

Hong Kong’s public beaches reopen as city eases social-distancing

Hong Kong’s government-managed beaches were reopened on November 3, 2020, more than three months after they were closed to fight the spread of Covid-19. The further relaxation of social-distancing measures

Hong Kong’s government-managed beaches were reopened on November 3, 2020, more than three months after they were closed to fight the spread of Covid-19. The further relaxation of social-distancing measures

Hundreds celebrate Halloween in Hong Kong’s popular nightlife district despite Covid-19

People in Hong Kong have returned to restaurants, bars and pubs in the Lan Kwai Fong nightlife district on Halloween night, following a relaxation of Covid-19 social-distancing rules for the city. (Photo:

People in Hong Kong have returned to restaurants, bars and pubs in the Lan Kwai Fong nightlife district on Halloween night, following a relaxation of Covid-19 social-distancing rules for the city. (Photo:

Why the UK citizenship offer to Hongkongers is a political sham

SCMP Chief News Editor Yonden Lhatoo warns Hongkongers that emigrating to the UK is not what it’s made out to be. 

SCMP Chief News Editor Yonden Lhatoo warns Hongkongers that emigrating to the UK is not what it’s made out to be. 

Pro photographer tests the new iPhone 12 Pro

The new iPhone 12 Pro has impressive camera technology that is designed for photographers, but it comes at a premium price which costs as much as a professional camera. The Post invited a pro photographer

The new iPhone 12 Pro has impressive camera technology that is designed for photographers, but it comes at a premium price which costs as much as a professional camera. The Post invited a pro photographer

K-pop school in South Korean capital helps young artists chase dreams of being international idols

Korean popular music, also known as K-pop, has gained a worldwide following – not only among fans, but also the aspiring musicians hoping for a chance to shine on stage. Every year, thousands of young

Korean popular music, also known as K-pop, has gained a worldwide following – not only among fans, but also the aspiring musicians hoping for a chance to shine on stage. Every year, thousands of young

How close is Hong Kong to a fourth wave of Covid-19?

When the Covid-19 pandemic started in January 2020, many around the world saw Hong Kong as an example of how communities could successfully contain the novel coronavirus that causes the disease. But the

When the Covid-19 pandemic started in January 2020, many around the world saw Hong Kong as an example of how communities could successfully contain the novel coronavirus that causes the disease. But the

Unique market position of ‘Made in Hong Kong’ companies vanishes under US relabelling order

US president Donald Trump announced on August 11, 2020, that the “Made in Hong Kong” label could no longer be used on US-bound exports from the city. The order, which requires Hong Kong exports to

US president Donald Trump announced on August 11, 2020, that the “Made in Hong Kong” label could no longer be used on US-bound exports from the city. The order, which requires Hong Kong exports to

Covid-19 is taking a ‘deep toll’ on Hong Kong's mental health, top government adviser Wong Yan-lung

In an exclusive interview, Hong Kong government’s mental health adviser Wong Yan-lung said the city’s psychological wellness has taken a hit from the coronavirus pandemic and political unrest since

In an exclusive interview, Hong Kong government’s mental health adviser Wong Yan-lung said the city’s psychological wellness has taken a hit from the coronavirus pandemic and political unrest since

Mother of murder victim Poon Hiu-wing pleads with Hong Kong, Taiwan for swift transfer of suspect

The February 2018 murder of Poon Hiu-wing in Taipei prompted the Hong Kong government to propose a controversial extradition bill the following year in a bid to send Chan Tong-kai, the pregnant woman’s

The February 2018 murder of Poon Hiu-wing in Taipei prompted the Hong Kong government to propose a controversial extradition bill the following year in a bid to send Chan Tong-kai, the pregnant woman’s

Butterfly paradise under threat from land development projects in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is home to more than 260 butterfly species, including varieties from southern China, East Asia and South Asia. But their numbers are dwindling as butterfly habitats are being destroyed by land

Hong Kong is home to more than 260 butterfly species, including varieties from southern China, East Asia and South Asia. But their numbers are dwindling as butterfly habitats are being destroyed by land

Songs of the Sea: Traditional fisherfolk songs of Tai O

Taitai lives in Tai O, a fishing town in the west of Hong Kong’s Lantau Island. The 82-year-old woman is among the few people who still remember the traditional songs of the Tanka fishing community.

Taitai lives in Tai O, a fishing town in the west of Hong Kong’s Lantau Island. The 82-year-old woman is among the few people who still remember the traditional songs of the Tanka fishing community.

Nangka sets record for farthest cyclone to trigger a No 8 signal in Hong Kong it skirts by city

The Hong Kong Observatory issued a No 8 typhoon signal and kept it in place for most of the day on October 13, 2020, as tropical storm Nangka slowly passed about 450km (280 miles) to the southwest of the

The Hong Kong Observatory issued a No 8 typhoon signal and kept it in place for most of the day on October 13, 2020, as tropical storm Nangka slowly passed about 450km (280 miles) to the southwest of the

Ex-lifeguard becomes pet paramedic offering care he was unable to find for his own cat

Wong Kam-cheong lost his beloved cat 10 years ago after the animal fell ill and its hind legs became paralysed at around midnight. Most veterinary clinics are closed at that hour, and few emergency services

Wong Kam-cheong lost his beloved cat 10 years ago after the animal fell ill and its hind legs became paralysed at around midnight. Most veterinary clinics are closed at that hour, and few emergency services

National Security Law: The impact on Hong Kong’s activists

On June 30, 2020, authorities on the Chinese mainland passed a national security law for Hong Kong banning secession, subversion of state power, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces. Beijing has

On June 30, 2020, authorities on the Chinese mainland passed a national security law for Hong Kong banning secession, subversion of state power, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces. Beijing has

Mother of Poon Hiu-wing hopes Hong Kong government will liaise with Taiwan over return of her accuse

In February 2018, 19-year-old Chan Tong-kai came back to Hong Kong from Taiwan without his 20-year-old girlfriend, Poon Hiu-wing. Poon’s body was later discovered by police in the Taiwan capital Taipei.

In February 2018, 19-year-old Chan Tong-kai came back to Hong Kong from Taiwan without his 20-year-old girlfriend, Poon Hiu-wing. Poon’s body was later discovered by police in the Taiwan capital Taipei.

Recycled wood is turned into cat litter through Hong Kong entrepreneur’s ‘purrfect’ waste-reduction

Hong Kong dumps 452 tonnes of wood and rattan into its landfills every day, according to a 2019 report by the city’s Environmental Protection Department. But a local entrepreneur is hoping to enlist

Hong Kong dumps 452 tonnes of wood and rattan into its landfills every day, according to a 2019 report by the city’s Environmental Protection Department. But a local entrepreneur is hoping to enlist

HK security law prompts ‘yellow’ cafe to clear their Lennon wall

For nearly a year,  many so-called yellow shops in Hong Kong allowed customers who backed anti-government protests in the city to write messages of support on Post-it notes and stick them on the walls

For nearly a year,  many so-called yellow shops in Hong Kong allowed customers who backed anti-government protests in the city to write messages of support on Post-it notes and stick them on the walls

With Covid-19 infections under control, tourism in Shanghai booms during China’s ‘golden week’

China is celebrating its first major national holiday since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, as tourists are eager to travel head out on domestic trips while international movements remain restricted.

China is celebrating its first major national holiday since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, as tourists are eager to travel head out on domestic trips while international movements remain restricted.

China’s automated driving technology speeds ahead

Chinese search engine giant Baidu has become a leader in automated driving technology research. The company has been conducting automated driving tests in multiple locations across China, and opened robotaxi

Chinese search engine giant Baidu has become a leader in automated driving technology research. The company has been conducting automated driving tests in multiple locations across China, and opened robotaxi

Intelligent sorting systems help China's JD.com cope with demand during Covid-19 pandemic

Online shopping has surged worldwide during the Covid-19 pandemic, meeting the demand for people who are confined to their homes under rules meant to halt the spread of the coronavirus. In China, business

Online shopping has surged worldwide during the Covid-19 pandemic, meeting the demand for people who are confined to their homes under rules meant to halt the spread of the coronavirus. In China, business

Tips to help you avoid embarrassing tonal traps while speaking Cantonese

Mastering tones in Cantonese could save you from embarrassing yourself in front of others. Let Luisa Tam show you the subtle difference between introducing someone as your “best friend” – lo yau

Mastering tones in Cantonese could save you from embarrassing yourself in front of others. Let Luisa Tam show you the subtle difference between introducing someone as your “best friend” – lo yau

Hong Kong’s ethnic minority groups struggle as city battles Covid-19 and recession

Tens of thousands of Hongkongers have been left struggling to make ends meet after the Covid-19 pandemic hit the city on the heels of months of anti-government protests. Among the hardest hit are members

Tens of thousands of Hongkongers have been left struggling to make ends meet after the Covid-19 pandemic hit the city on the heels of months of anti-government protests. Among the hardest hit are members

If HK protesters deserve the Nobel Peace Prize, why not BLM activists?

The South China Morning Post chief news editor Yonden Lhatoo calls out double standards and political bias in the treatment of Hong Kong versus US protest movements 

The South China Morning Post chief news editor Yonden Lhatoo calls out double standards and political bias in the treatment of Hong Kong versus US protest movements 

The ‘dead volcanoes, calves and piglets’ behind the walls of Hong Kong’s prisons

Once a person is convicted of a crime that requires a custodial sentence in Hong Kong, he or she will be sent to one of the city’s 28 correctional facilities. Hong Kong prisons are divided into three

Once a person is convicted of a crime that requires a custodial sentence in Hong Kong, he or she will be sent to one of the city’s 28 correctional facilities. Hong Kong prisons are divided into three

The Shanghai cafe helping China’s underprivileged and disabled stand on their own two feet

A cafe in Shanghai, which is operated by a special needs school, is staffed mostly by the mentally disabled. Its staff includes seven graduates from the Special Education School in Pudong New Area and

A cafe in Shanghai, which is operated by a special needs school, is staffed mostly by the mentally disabled. Its staff includes seven graduates from the Special Education School in Pudong New Area and

Online cooking course is recipe for pandemic survival for Hong Kong food tour operator

Virginia Chan is a Canadian-born Hong Kong foodie who runs a local food tour business. But when she was forced to suspend operations because of the Covid-19 pandemic, she had to find a new way to stay

Virginia Chan is a Canadian-born Hong Kong foodie who runs a local food tour business. But when she was forced to suspend operations because of the Covid-19 pandemic, she had to find a new way to stay

Get to the ‘bottom’ of things in Cantonese

Cantonese speakers really know how to get to the "bottom" of things in everyday conversation.

Cantonese speakers really know how to get to the "bottom" of things in everyday conversation.

Air pollution hits highest level on Hong Kong’s scale, as city records hottest summer on record

Air pollution in parts of Hong Kong was recorded as being “serious”, the highest level on the government’s scale, on September 3, 2020. The problem was expected to persist despite scattered thunderstorms

Air pollution in parts of Hong Kong was recorded as being “serious”, the highest level on the government’s scale, on September 3, 2020. The problem was expected to persist despite scattered thunderstorms

Hong Kong launches universal Covid-19 tests for residents

Hong Kong residents began the en masse testing process for the coronavirus as the city’s government launched its universal screening programme on September 1, 2020, despite calls from activists and some

Hong Kong residents began the en masse testing process for the coronavirus as the city’s government launched its universal screening programme on September 1, 2020, despite calls from activists and some

People gather in Mong Kok to mark one year since MTR station violence

Small groups gathered in Mong Kok to mark one year since one of the most controversial incidents of the 2019 Hong Kong protests. On August 31st, 2019, police officers in riot gear chasing anti-government

Small groups gathered in Mong Kok to mark one year since one of the most controversial incidents of the 2019 Hong Kong protests. On August 31st, 2019, police officers in riot gear chasing anti-government

Independent bookstores struggle under national security law in Hong Kong

Political books about Hong Kong’s democratic movement, gossip about Chinese leaders and rumours about politics on the Chinese mainland were once readily available at news stands and convenience stores

Political books about Hong Kong’s democratic movement, gossip about Chinese leaders and rumours about politics on the Chinese mainland were once readily available at news stands and convenience stores

‘Black Myth: Wukong’ faces possible boycott over Game Science CEO’s sexually explicit remarks

Game Science, a formerly little-known Chinese game developer, has made a splash with the August 20, 2020, release of a trailer to promote their new role-playing game Black Myth: Wukong. Within a week,

Game Science, a formerly little-known Chinese game developer, has made a splash with the August 20, 2020, release of a trailer to promote their new role-playing game Black Myth: Wukong. Within a week,

Animals at Hong Kong’s Ocean Park face uncertain future as pandemic keeps attraction closed

Hong Kong’s Ocean Park was forced to close for a second time as the city struggles to fight its third wave of Covid-19 infections. The theme park had already received an emergency government bailout

Hong Kong’s Ocean Park was forced to close for a second time as the city struggles to fight its third wave of Covid-19 infections. The theme park had already received an emergency government bailout

Indonesia’s ‘Vespa Extreme’ brotherhood in endless race to stand out with modified classic bikes

Vespas have been popular in Indonesia since the 1970s, but one group of enthusiasts have been hitting the road with modified versions of the classic Italian scooters. Their passion has created an entire

Vespas have been popular in Indonesia since the 1970s, but one group of enthusiasts have been hitting the road with modified versions of the classic Italian scooters. Their passion has created an entire

Hong Kong cleans up as typhoon Higos moves away and weather warnings lowered

Hongkongers were cleaning up their city in the wake of typhoon Higos as it moved away from the city on August 19, 2020. The Hong Kong Observatory downgraded its typhoon signal No 9 to a No 8 at 7.40am

Hongkongers were cleaning up their city in the wake of typhoon Higos as it moved away from the city on August 19, 2020. The Hong Kong Observatory downgraded its typhoon signal No 9 to a No 8 at 7.40am

Pandemic food delivery boom creating vast amounts of plastic waste in China

Food delivery services are booming in China as people avoid going out to restaurants and to shop for food during the Covid-19 pandemic. Many people are relying on platforms like Meituan or Ele.me to deliver

Food delivery services are booming in China as people avoid going out to restaurants and to shop for food during the Covid-19 pandemic. Many people are relying on platforms like Meituan or Ele.me to deliver

A Hong Kong audio engineer’s mission to capture moments of life

For almost two years, 26-year-old sound engineer Andrew Kan Hei-chun has been roaming around Hong Kong with a recorder as part of a project to collect a wide range of sounds from the city. Kan says his

For almost two years, 26-year-old sound engineer Andrew Kan Hei-chun has been roaming around Hong Kong with a recorder as part of a project to collect a wide range of sounds from the city. Kan says his

China's ‘terraced’ buildings maintain reputation for unorthodox architecture

China has long been a testing ground for the world’s architects to try out new ideas. From the “bottle opener” in Shanghai to the “big trousers” in Beijing, the country is no stranger to unorthodox

China has long been a testing ground for the world’s architects to try out new ideas. From the “bottle opener” in Shanghai to the “big trousers” in Beijing, the country is no stranger to unorthodox

‘Is that a cake?’: Hong Kong bakers cook up some eye-popping illusions

Stay-at-home orders and lockdown measures to fight the global pandemic have people around the world rediscovering the joy of baking. But Hongkongers Alison Chan and her partner Cony Lam are taking baking

Stay-at-home orders and lockdown measures to fight the global pandemic have people around the world rediscovering the joy of baking. But Hongkongers Alison Chan and her partner Cony Lam are taking baking

Hong Kong bans all dine-in services at restaurants in attempt to contain third wave of Covid-19

The Hong Kong government has announced its toughest measures yet to fight the city’s third wave of Covid-19 infections. Officials ordered all dine-in services at the city's restaurants to be suspended

The Hong Kong government has announced its toughest measures yet to fight the city’s third wave of Covid-19 infections. Officials ordered all dine-in services at the city's restaurants to be suspended