The mainland's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits sent a letter to Straits Exchange Foundation offering rescue assistance if needed.
There is no better embodiment of the power and appeal of 2016's zodiac animal than Sun Wukong, also known as the Monkey King.
Every year, more than half a million migrant workers in the Pearl River Delta, an economic hub in South China, travel home by motorcycle to neighboring provinces and regions during the Spring Festival rush. It's a way to keep costs down and beat the scarcity of train tickets.
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank appointed five vice-presidents with work experience in both developed and emerging economies.
Photo taken on Feb 6, 2016 from Weehawken of New Jersey, the United States, shows the fireworks over Manhattan of New York celebrating the Chinese lunar New Year.
Brazilian forward Alex Teixeira is set to move to Chinese club Jiangsu Suning, his manager at Shakhtar Donetsk confirmed on Thursday.
Greece came to a standstill on Thursday during the first 24-hour general strike of 2016.
During the seven days' Spring Festival holiday, except for visiting friends and relatives, you can also go to temple fairs or museums to experience the "New Year atmosphere".
People look at a lantern show during a temple fair at Wuhouci Museum in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan province, Feb 6, 2016.
Last year, as China and France celebrated the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties, President Xi Jinping paid a visit to what he called "a special friend and win-win partner". Leaders of both countries decided to steer the China-France relationship into a new era of close and lasting comprehensive strategic partnership.
Winfried Bischoff, the former Lloyd's Banking Group chairman, has no concerns about China's slowing economic growth. He's done the math.
China's commitment to building green generating capacity is real but it needs the support of technologically mature economies to make sure that it invests in the right projects and that the most advanced solutions are rolled out, a leading UK industrial expert says.