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Hong Kong's famous Jumbo Floating Restaurant leaves long-time home for new secret location

Hong Kong’s iconic Jumbo Floating Restaurant sailed away from its long-time home in Aberdeen Harbour on June 14, 2022. Talks to save the struggling 46-year-old tourist attraction failed, leaving its

Hong Kong’s iconic Jumbo Floating Restaurant sailed away from its long-time home in Aberdeen Harbour on June 14, 2022. Talks to save the struggling 46-year-old tourist attraction failed, leaving its

Rare “peach blossom” freshwater jellyfish found in central China

Hundreds of “peach blossom” jellyfish have been discovered in central China’s Henan province. The freshwater jellyfish is believed to have existed for more than 600 million years and is under China’s

Hundreds of “peach blossom” jellyfish have been discovered in central China’s Henan province. The freshwater jellyfish is believed to have existed for more than 600 million years and is under China’s

Large sinkhole discovered in southern China, the 30th of its kind in the same county

A cave exploration team discovered a giant sinkhole in southern China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, bringing the number of such sinkholes in Leye county to 30. Experts say the sinkhole measures 306

A cave exploration team discovered a giant sinkhole in southern China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, bringing the number of such sinkholes in Leye county to 30. Experts say the sinkhole measures 306

How robotics saved a Shanghai artist’s career

Born with just one arm, Shanghai artist Zhang Yuecheng struggled to overcome prejudice. But with the help of a local robotics company, he acquired an artificial arm that has allowed him to transform into

Born with just one arm, Shanghai artist Zhang Yuecheng struggled to overcome prejudice. But with the help of a local robotics company, he acquired an artificial arm that has allowed him to transform into

‘World’s longest’ glass-bottomed bridge opens in Vietnam

Vietnam opened a new tourist attraction on April 29, 2022: a glass-bottomed bridge named the ‘white dragon’ pedestrian bridge, or ‘Bach Long.’ It’s suspended 150 metres (490 feet) above lush

Vietnam opened a new tourist attraction on April 29, 2022: a glass-bottomed bridge named the ‘white dragon’ pedestrian bridge, or ‘Bach Long.’ It’s suspended 150 metres (490 feet) above lush

Pudong deserted amid Shanghai lockdown on eastern bank of Huangpu River

Shanghai’s Pudong New District is deserted after the government announced a five-day lockdown of the eastern bank of the Huangpu River, starting on March 28, 2022.  

Shanghai’s Pudong New District is deserted after the government announced a five-day lockdown of the eastern bank of the Huangpu River, starting on March 28, 2022.  

Shanghai imposes phased lockdowns as daily Covid infection numbers surge beyond 3,000

After months of imposing limited lockdowns of individual neighbourhoods, Shanghai has decided to lock down parts of China’s biggest city in two phases in a bid to curb a spike in Covid-19 infections.

After months of imposing limited lockdowns of individual neighbourhoods, Shanghai has decided to lock down parts of China’s biggest city in two phases in a bid to curb a spike in Covid-19 infections.

Locked down in Shanghai: China’s biggest city grapples with its worst Covid outbreak since 2020

Despite locking down residential blocks and conducting frequent Covid-19 tests, the Chinese megacity of Shanghai continues to record over 100 new cases each day. While China’s hardline policies to fight

Despite locking down residential blocks and conducting frequent Covid-19 tests, the Chinese megacity of Shanghai continues to record over 100 new cases each day. While China’s hardline policies to fight

New York diner becomes focal point for people to show solidarity with Ukraine

A Ukrainian diner in New York City, has become a focal point for people to show solidarity with Ukraine. Since the Russian invasion on February 24, 2022, the restaurant Veselka has seen business jump after

A Ukrainian diner in New York City, has become a focal point for people to show solidarity with Ukraine. Since the Russian invasion on February 24, 2022, the restaurant Veselka has seen business jump after

Hong Kong converts 3 public hospitals into Covid-only facilities in latest effort to fight 5th wave

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on March 9, 2022, announced three public hospitals in the city have been or will be converted into centres for solely treating Covid-19 patients, as infections

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on March 9, 2022, announced three public hospitals in the city have been or will be converted into centres for solely treating Covid-19 patients, as infections

‘Large-scale lockdown’ expected when Hong Kong launches universal Covid-19 testing, source says

The Hong Kong government is expected to impose a “large-scale lockdown” when it requires all residents to complete three coronavirus tests as part of its universal screening drive in the second half

The Hong Kong government is expected to impose a “large-scale lockdown” when it requires all residents to complete three coronavirus tests as part of its universal screening drive in the second half

Hong Kong budget earmarks HK$170 billion in fight against Covid-19

Hong Kong's financial secretary Paul Chan Mo-po unveiled a slew of measures totalling an estimated HK$170 billion, aimed at helping the city contain a fifth wave of Covid-19 infections. Measures include

Hong Kong's financial secretary Paul Chan Mo-po unveiled a slew of measures totalling an estimated HK$170 billion, aimed at helping the city contain a fifth wave of Covid-19 infections. Measures include

Hong Kong police mobilised in Covid-19 battle as new infections exceed 7,500

A new anti-epidemic police task force is being formed under the Hong Kong government’s Security Bureau as the city continues its fight against Covid-19. Officers serving on the task force are being mobilised

A new anti-epidemic police task force is being formed under the Hong Kong government’s Security Bureau as the city continues its fight against Covid-19. Officers serving on the task force are being mobilised

Hospitals overflow with Covid-19 patients as Xi sends message to Hong Kong's leaders

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Hong Kong authorities “must mobilise all forces and resources that can be mobilised, take all necessary measures and protect Hong Kong people's lives and health”,

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Hong Kong authorities “must mobilise all forces and resources that can be mobilised, take all necessary measures and protect Hong Kong people's lives and health”,

Hong Kong's Covid-19 isolation beds 90% full as city records more than 2,000 new cases

Hong Kong's Covid-19 isolation beds are at 90 percent capacity, the Hospital Authority said on February 14, 2022, as the city recorded another record high of 2,071 new cases. It also announced around 4,500

Hong Kong's Covid-19 isolation beds are at 90 percent capacity, the Hospital Authority said on February 14, 2022, as the city recorded another record high of 2,071 new cases. It also announced around 4,500

Hong Kong prepares for tightest restrictions yet as Covid-19 cases top 1,100

Hong Kong’s daily Covid-19 case numbers have hit quadruple digits for the first time since the pandemic began two years ago, recording 1,161 cases on February 9, 2022. Starting February 10, the city

Hong Kong’s daily Covid-19 case numbers have hit quadruple digits for the first time since the pandemic began two years ago, recording 1,161 cases on February 9, 2022. Starting February 10, the city

Late Taiwanese singer Teresa Teng brought back to life as interactive ‘virtual human’

The late Taiwanese singer Teresa Teng has been brought back to life as an interactive character you can talk to in a video call. Twenty-seven years after her death, digital production and visual effects

The late Taiwanese singer Teresa Teng has been brought back to life as an interactive character you can talk to in a video call. Twenty-seven years after her death, digital production and visual effects

China’s obsession with Beijing Winter Olympic panda mascot sparks souvenir buying spree

Bing Dwen Dwen, the chubby panda mascot of the Beijing Winter Olympics, has won over millions of fans after the Games kicked off on February 4, 2022. Souvenirs featuring the mascot have been selling out

Bing Dwen Dwen, the chubby panda mascot of the Beijing Winter Olympics, has won over millions of fans after the Games kicked off on February 4, 2022. Souvenirs featuring the mascot have been selling out

The lives of sex workers and their children in New Delhi's biggest red-light district

The women and children of New Delhi's G.B. Road are afraid to tell others where they are from. They live in the Indian capital’s biggest red-light district. The mothers are sex workers. Many say they

The women and children of New Delhi's G.B. Road are afraid to tell others where they are from. They live in the Indian capital’s biggest red-light district. The mothers are sex workers. Many say they

New York’s Manhattan Chinatown still reeling from Covid-19 pandemic 2 years on

New York’s Manhattan Chinatown is still reeling from the Covid-19 pandemic after two years. Rose Wu, the manager of the restaurant New Shanghai Deluxe, said her business had been slightly improving last

New York’s Manhattan Chinatown is still reeling from the Covid-19 pandemic after two years. Rose Wu, the manager of the restaurant New Shanghai Deluxe, said her business had been slightly improving last

Hong Kong’s Temple Street fortune-teller predicts what’s ahead for the Year of the Tiger

Ahead of the Lunar New Year, fortune-tellers have been busy preparing their predictions. The South China Morning Post spoke with Master Joseph, who is based at Hong Kong’s Temple Street in Kowloon to

Ahead of the Lunar New Year, fortune-tellers have been busy preparing their predictions. The South China Morning Post spoke with Master Joseph, who is based at Hong Kong’s Temple Street in Kowloon to

What leadership does HK need? Former Chief Executive CY Leung on Talking Post with Yonden Lhatoo

CY Leung was Hong Kong chief executive for a single term that ended in 2017. Now, as an elder statesman trusted by Beijing, he has become an active, vocal and influential figure in the city’s affairs.

CY Leung was Hong Kong chief executive for a single term that ended in 2017. Now, as an elder statesman trusted by Beijing, he has become an active, vocal and influential figure in the city’s affairs.

Hamster owners drop off their beloved pets following Hong Kong government’s mass-kill order

Hong Kong hamster owners have begun heeding the government’s call to surrender their pets as part of a mass killing sparked by suspicions of a possible animal-to-human transmission of Covid-19. Dozens

Hong Kong hamster owners have begun heeding the government’s call to surrender their pets as part of a mass killing sparked by suspicions of a possible animal-to-human transmission of Covid-19. Dozens

Return of Hong Kong’s social distancing restrictions deals heavy blow to restaurants

All restaurants in Hong Kong must suspend dine-in services after 6pm from January 7, 2022, as part of a renewed round of social-distancing measures introduced to contain the spread of the Omicron variant

All restaurants in Hong Kong must suspend dine-in services after 6pm from January 7, 2022, as part of a renewed round of social-distancing measures introduced to contain the spread of the Omicron variant

Hong Kong businesses cry foul over abrupt return to anti-Covid-19 social-distancing rules

Bars, gyms and other leisure facilities have been ordered to close for two weeks and restaurants can only serve takeaway after 6pm as Hong Kong ramps up its battle to prevent the Omicron Covid-19 variant

Bars, gyms and other leisure facilities have been ordered to close for two weeks and restaurants can only serve takeaway after 6pm as Hong Kong ramps up its battle to prevent the Omicron Covid-19 variant

Muay Thai boxing helps Hong Kong domestic helpers beat stress of family separation during pandemic

Some of Hong Kong’s boldest domestic helpers slugged it out at the Muay Thai Fighters Club One-Day Tournament on Boxing Day on December 26, 2021. The showcase event is meant to empower one of the city’s

Some of Hong Kong’s boldest domestic helpers slugged it out at the Muay Thai Fighters Club One-Day Tournament on Boxing Day on December 26, 2021. The showcase event is meant to empower one of the city’s

‘Avatars’ roll in restaurant that uses robotics to create jobs for disabled, homebound workers

Dignity Kitchen is a social enterprise serving Singaporean street food in Hong Kong’s bustling Kowloon neighbourhood of Mong Kok. What sets it apart are its remote-controlled robots operated by homebound

Dignity Kitchen is a social enterprise serving Singaporean street food in Hong Kong’s bustling Kowloon neighbourhood of Mong Kok. What sets it apart are its remote-controlled robots operated by homebound

Voting under way in Hong Kong Legislative Council election

Voters entered polling stations to cast their ballots in the 2021 Legislative Council election.  Voting commenced at 8.30am on December 19 and in the first hour, 3.18 per cent of voters – or 142,304

Voters entered polling stations to cast their ballots in the 2021 Legislative Council election.  Voting commenced at 8.30am on December 19 and in the first hour, 3.18 per cent of voters – or 142,304

Last-minute campaigning in Hong Kong Legislative Council election

Hong Kong Legislative Council election candidates and their supporters made their final appeals to voters on election day, December 19, 2021.  

Hong Kong Legislative Council election candidates and their supporters made their final appeals to voters on election day, December 19, 2021.  

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam casts her vote in citywide Legislative Council election

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam cast her vote in the first election for Hong Kong's legislature under Beijing's "patriots-only" revamp of the system. Some 4.5 million people are eligible to cast their

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam cast her vote in the first election for Hong Kong's legislature under Beijing's "patriots-only" revamp of the system. Some 4.5 million people are eligible to cast their

How Covid-19 could transform our cities of the future

Covid-19 has driven dramatic shifts in nearly every aspect of our lives, and those changes could be permanent. Since the start of the global pandemic, architects and urban designers have been finding ways

Covid-19 has driven dramatic shifts in nearly every aspect of our lives, and those changes could be permanent. Since the start of the global pandemic, architects and urban designers have been finding ways

Chinese real estate giants Evergrande and Kaisa continue unloading assets to cover debt

China’s troubled real estate giants Evergrande and Kaisa have continued selling assets to cover enormous debts the companies have each accrued. Evergrande is trying to avoid a collapse under more than

China’s troubled real estate giants Evergrande and Kaisa have continued selling assets to cover enormous debts the companies have each accrued. Evergrande is trying to avoid a collapse under more than

Vera Wang on fashion philosophy, China trends and anti-Asian hate | Talking Post with Yonden Lhatoo

Pioneering designer Vera Wang is arguably the biggest Asian-American name in high fashion. From bridal wear to red carpet gowns, the child of Chinese immigrants has stamped her mark on fashion. In the

Pioneering designer Vera Wang is arguably the biggest Asian-American name in high fashion. From bridal wear to red carpet gowns, the child of Chinese immigrants has stamped her mark on fashion. In the

Hong Kong to hold first Legislative Council polls after Beijing's overhaul of electoral system

Hongkongers are set to vote for members of the next Legislative Council on December 19, 2021. It's the first Legco polls since Beijing revamped the city's electoral system earlier in the year. The government

Hongkongers are set to vote for members of the next Legislative Council on December 19, 2021. It's the first Legco polls since Beijing revamped the city's electoral system earlier in the year. The government

Hope floats for kayaker on mission to clean up Hong Kong’s remote coastlines

Kitti Chan moved to Sai Kung, an area many consider to be “Hong Kong’s backyard”, in 2010 in search of a more peaceful lifestyle. In 2017, she started ​kayaking to clean up coasts of uninhabited

Kitti Chan moved to Sai Kung, an area many consider to be “Hong Kong’s backyard”, in 2010 in search of a more peaceful lifestyle. In 2017, she started ​kayaking to clean up coasts of uninhabited

Manhattan's 'last' public shooting range in 'anti-gun' New York

Darren Leung started running Westside Rifle & Pistol Range in New York City 20 some years ago and he is proud of it. “I believe we’re the last commercial range in Manhattan,” he said. Having served

Darren Leung started running Westside Rifle & Pistol Range in New York City 20 some years ago and he is proud of it. “I believe we’re the last commercial range in Manhattan,” he said. Having served

Hong Kong freediving takes photographer on a breathtaking underwater journey

Practised for thousands of years by pearl divers and spearfishermen, freediving has grown to become a popular recreational and competitive sport around the world. Freediving requires swimmers to hold their

Practised for thousands of years by pearl divers and spearfishermen, freediving has grown to become a popular recreational and competitive sport around the world. Freediving requires swimmers to hold their

Hong Kong’s Covid response is more ‘pursuing politics’ than ‘following science’

Hong Kong’s Covid-19 measures do not appear to be necessary to protect public health, and instead seem to be more about persuading the Chinese central government to open the border with the mainland.

Hong Kong’s Covid-19 measures do not appear to be necessary to protect public health, and instead seem to be more about persuading the Chinese central government to open the border with the mainland.

Food clay creations spark joy for Chinese woman going against grain of societal expectations

Pan Baoxin, otherwise known as Long Long, has a unique way of keeping a food journal. Instead of words, photos or videos, she creates miniature clay imitations of her food, with some as small as a centimetre.

Pan Baoxin, otherwise known as Long Long, has a unique way of keeping a food journal. Instead of words, photos or videos, she creates miniature clay imitations of her food, with some as small as a centimetre.

Hong Kong health authorities warn of bacteria risk after dozens of cases tied to freshwater fish

Hong Kong health authorities have confirmed an outbreak of a potentially dangerous bacterial infection linked to freshwater fish from local markets. Officials said that 40 per cent of nearly 80 cases detected

Hong Kong health authorities have confirmed an outbreak of a potentially dangerous bacterial infection linked to freshwater fish from local markets. Officials said that 40 per cent of nearly 80 cases detected

Hong Kong finance chief expects Sino-US rivalry to continue for the coming decade

Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po says the city’s financial market will see more volatility as Hong Kong continues to be caught in the crossfire between the US and China. In an exclusive

Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po says the city’s financial market will see more volatility as Hong Kong continues to be caught in the crossfire between the US and China. In an exclusive

As more countries ditch ‘zero-Covid’ policy, why is China opting to ‘wait and see’?

As more countries move towards a “living with Covid” strategy, China, which pioneered controlling Covid-19 with lockdown orders and tight border rules, will remain in a “wait and see” mode when

As more countries move towards a “living with Covid” strategy, China, which pioneered controlling Covid-19 with lockdown orders and tight border rules, will remain in a “wait and see” mode when

Hong Kong shut down by Typhoon Kompasu, second severe storm to lash the city in less than a week

At least seven people were injured and one death tentatively being blamed on Typhoon Kompasu as it lashed Hong Kong on October 12-13, 2021. It was the second major storm to hit the city in less than a

At least seven people were injured and one death tentatively being blamed on Typhoon Kompasu as it lashed Hong Kong on October 12-13, 2021. It was the second major storm to hit the city in less than a

As world falls in love with Squid Game, learn some Cantonese words related to the K-drama

Hit dystopian K-drama Squid Game is a worldwide phenomenon that has made millions more people obsessed with Korean TV dramas since it was released in September 2021. Join the squid craze with Luisa Tam

Hit dystopian K-drama Squid Game is a worldwide phenomenon that has made millions more people obsessed with Korean TV dramas since it was released in September 2021. Join the squid craze with Luisa Tam

Four-time Hong Kong Olympian Stephanie Au on her future in swimming and fashion

Swimmer Stephanie Au is the only Hong Kong athlete to have taken part in four Olympics, following her performance at Tokyo 2020. As she trains for the 2022 Asian Games, her star continues to grow as a

Swimmer Stephanie Au is the only Hong Kong athlete to have taken part in four Olympics, following her performance at Tokyo 2020. As she trains for the 2022 Asian Games, her star continues to grow as a

Pho and family

Tony Chung is working on his master’s degree in Biomedical Science and has long dreamed of going to medical school. But the Covid-19 pandemic has him considering an additional goal, working alongside

Tony Chung is working on his master’s degree in Biomedical Science and has long dreamed of going to medical school. But the Covid-19 pandemic has him considering an additional goal, working alongside

Hong Kong top cop talks about challenges of policing after protests

In the first episode of Talking Post, SCMP chief news editor Yonden Lhatoo has a candid chat with Hong Kong Police Commissioner Raymond Siu on the current law and order situation following the anti-government

In the first episode of Talking Post, SCMP chief news editor Yonden Lhatoo has a candid chat with Hong Kong Police Commissioner Raymond Siu on the current law and order situation following the anti-government

Evergrande’s uncompleted electric vehicle facility in Shanghai

China Evergrande Group has hit another bump on the road to ease its liquidity crisis after abandoning a plan to float its car-making business on the domestic market. There was little activity at the Evergrande

China Evergrande Group has hit another bump on the road to ease its liquidity crisis after abandoning a plan to float its car-making business on the domestic market. There was little activity at the Evergrande

Hong Kong schools launch revamped liberal studies course

Schools in Hong Kong have been rolling out the newly revamped liberal studies course. The programme went through an overhaul, starting with its renaming to “citizenship and social development”. The

Schools in Hong Kong have been rolling out the newly revamped liberal studies course. The programme went through an overhaul, starting with its renaming to “citizenship and social development”. The

Why worry about a China-US nuclear war when we have Nicki Minaj?

SCMP chief news editor Yonden Lhatoo worries about how close China and the US may be coming to a nuclear conflict, but is distracted by the news cycle moving on to rapper Nicki Minaj’s Covid-19 vaccine

SCMP chief news editor Yonden Lhatoo worries about how close China and the US may be coming to a nuclear conflict, but is distracted by the news cycle moving on to rapper Nicki Minaj’s Covid-19 vaccine

Binance CEO explains how the crypto-exchange is charting a path to become a financial institution

CZ Zhao, the founder and CEO of crypto-exchange Binance, says that changes the trading platform operator is making are being done to win the approval of regulators. In an interview with the SCMP, Zhao

CZ Zhao, the founder and CEO of crypto-exchange Binance, says that changes the trading platform operator is making are being done to win the approval of regulators. In an interview with the SCMP, Zhao

Hail seen in Hong Kong for the first time in five years

A video taken in Hong Kong’s Tseung Kwan O neighbourhood on September 16, 2021, shows the first hail recorded in the city in five years. There have only been 11 hail incidents in Hong Kong since the

A video taken in Hong Kong’s Tseung Kwan O neighbourhood on September 16, 2021, shows the first hail recorded in the city in five years. There have only been 11 hail incidents in Hong Kong since the

New York chef Winston Chiu uses technology to help fight hunger and food waste

Formerly an insurance actuary, New York chef Winston Chiu combines the skills from both careers to feed the needy and tackle food waste. His organisation, Feed Forward, matches recipients online with

Formerly an insurance actuary, New York chef Winston Chiu combines the skills from both careers to feed the needy and tackle food waste. His organisation, Feed Forward, matches recipients online with

Hong Kong’s Ocean Park unveils new water theme park attraction

After a four-year delay, Hong Kong's Ocean Park is set to unveil a new all-weather Water World on September 21, 2021. Visitors are encouraged to be vaccinated against Covid-19, but will not be mandatory

After a four-year delay, Hong Kong's Ocean Park is set to unveil a new all-weather Water World on September 21, 2021. Visitors are encouraged to be vaccinated against Covid-19, but will not be mandatory

Divided paths: finding acceptance as elderly gay men in Hong Kong

Grey and Pride is a Hong Kong NGO that serves the city’s elderly LGBT community by campaigning for local gay rights through various activities. Among its members are 81-year-old Ng Mui and 77-year-old

Grey and Pride is a Hong Kong NGO that serves the city’s elderly LGBT community by campaigning for local gay rights through various activities. Among its members are 81-year-old Ng Mui and 77-year-old

Coming face to face with China’s ‘dragon man’

When Dr Ni Xijun first held this 146,000-year-old skull fossil in his hands, he said he knew something was different. The skull was first unearthed by a labourer in northeast China’s Heilongjiang province

When Dr Ni Xijun first held this 146,000-year-old skull fossil in his hands, he said he knew something was different. The skull was first unearthed by a labourer in northeast China’s Heilongjiang province

Hong Kong Olympic gold medallist’s coach ‘can’t be more proud of’ fencer Edgar Cheung

Newly crowned Olympic gold medallist Edgar Cheung Ka-long is finally getting the recognition he deserves. The unassuming 24-year-old became a household name overnight after beating the defending Olympic

Newly crowned Olympic gold medallist Edgar Cheung Ka-long is finally getting the recognition he deserves. The unassuming 24-year-old became a household name overnight after beating the defending Olympic

China leads medal tally at Tokyo Olympics; Hong Kong star fencer misses out on finals spot

The first full day of action has kicked off in Tokyo and has seen China quickly make its way to the top of the Olympic Games medal tally with three gold medals and one bronze. Team Hong Kong was also out

The first full day of action has kicked off in Tokyo and has seen China quickly make its way to the top of the Olympic Games medal tally with three gold medals and one bronze. Team Hong Kong was also out

HK financial secretary Paul Chan on border reopening with mainland China and city’s economic future

In an exclusive interview with the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong financial secretary Paul Chan Mo-po spoke on reopening the border with mainland China and economic forecasts for the city. He said

In an exclusive interview with the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong financial secretary Paul Chan Mo-po spoke on reopening the border with mainland China and economic forecasts for the city. He said

Seven students achieve perfect scores in Hong Kong's university entrance exams

Hong Kong secondary school students received the results of their university entrance exams on July 21, 2021. Seven of the 49,976 students who sat this year’s Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) exams

Hong Kong secondary school students received the results of their university entrance exams on July 21, 2021. Seven of the 49,976 students who sat this year’s Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) exams

Why China is tightening control over cybersecurity

As part of China’s attempt to rein in the Wild West of the internet, Beijing has been tightening its grip on cybersecurity. And under fire are big tech companies, like ride-hailing giant Didi. A cybersecurity

As part of China’s attempt to rein in the Wild West of the internet, Beijing has been tightening its grip on cybersecurity. And under fire are big tech companies, like ride-hailing giant Didi. A cybersecurity

A Hong Kong policeman is knifed in the back and people mourn his suicidal attacker

SCMP chief news editor Yonden Lhatoo calls out Hongkongers who lay flowers at the crime scene for a man who stabs a police officer in the back and kills himself.

SCMP chief news editor Yonden Lhatoo calls out Hongkongers who lay flowers at the crime scene for a man who stabs a police officer in the back and kills himself.

‘Pixar Fest’ at Hong Kong mall celebrates 35th anniversary of Disney animation studio

To mark the 35th anniversary of Pixar Animation Studios, Hong Kong’s Harbour City shopping centre has set up 12 classic Pixar film scenes at  “Pixar Fest”, including a 5.2-metre (17ft) tall iconic

To mark the 35th anniversary of Pixar Animation Studios, Hong Kong’s Harbour City shopping centre has set up 12 classic Pixar film scenes at  “Pixar Fest”, including a 5.2-metre (17ft) tall iconic

Saving Kaavan, the world’s loneliest elephant

Dr Amir Khalil thought he was just going on another job. The veterinarian had been invited to Pakistan, where he was tasked with training a five-tonne Asian elephant in preparation for his relocation to a sanctuary in Cambodia.

Dr Amir Khalil thought he was just going on another job. The veterinarian had been invited to Pakistan, where he was tasked with training a five-tonne Asian elephant in preparation for his relocation to a sanctuary in Cambodia.

Beijing sets up flower displays to celebrate 100 years of the Chinese Communist Party

Beijing sets up flower displays to celebrate 100 years of the Chinese Communist Party.

Beijing sets up flower displays to celebrate 100 years of the Chinese Communist Party.

Propaganda exhibition in Beijing's busy bar area celebrating 100 years of Chinese Communist Party

Propaganda exhibition set up in Beijing's busy bar area to celebrate 100 years of the Chinese Communist Party.

Propaganda exhibition set up in Beijing's busy bar area to celebrate 100 years of the Chinese Communist Party.

Endangered tortoises awaiting new home stranded in Hong Kong due to Covid-19 pandemic

Dozens of rescued smuggled radiated tortoises and other endangered tortoises at Hong Kong’s Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden have been in limbo since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dozens of rescued smuggled radiated tortoises and other endangered tortoises at Hong Kong’s Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden have been in limbo since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

‘Made in Hong Kong’ plastics producer keeps its cultural heritage alive

Although Hong Kong is now largely a service-based economy, the city was once a global manufacturing hub. Star Industrial, founded by the Leung family in 1949, is one of only a few businesses in Hong Kong

Although Hong Kong is now largely a service-based economy, the city was once a global manufacturing hub. Star Industrial, founded by the Leung family in 1949, is one of only a few businesses in Hong Kong

Surge in anti-Asian attacks sparks interest in self-defence classes in New York

Amid a rise in anti-Asian hate crimes, some martial arts schools in New York City are seeing a surge of interest in self-defence classes. Students are hoping to learn skills they need to fend off attacks.

Amid a rise in anti-Asian hate crimes, some martial arts schools in New York City are seeing a surge of interest in self-defence classes. Students are hoping to learn skills they need to fend off attacks.

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.

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