Experts said Monday at a forum that local authorities in Taiwan should step up renovation of old buildings to protect people from earthquakes, after a quake in Tainan earlier this month claimed 116 lives.
Zhang Zhijun, the Chinese mainland's Taiwan affairs chief, on Monday conveyed condolences from leaders of the mainland to the victims of the strong earthquake that struck southern Taiwan more than a week ago.
Top Chinese central government official strongly condemned separatist forces behind a mob violence in Mong Kok during the Spring Fesival holiday.
The death toll from an earthquake that struck southern Taiwan a week ago stood at 116 by Saturday, and the searching has come to an end as the missing were all accounted for.
The death toll from the earthquake that struck southern Taiwan's Tainan city on Feb. 6 had climbed to 108 by 7 a.m. Saturday, with nine still missing.
More than 100 Buddhists gathered at the Guangji temple in Beijing, to mourn the victims and pray for their relatives.
A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Friday refuted the British government's latest six-monthly report to parliament on Hong Kong, urging Britain to stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs.
The heads of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region's law enforcement departments Friday strongly condemned the violent acts that took place in the Mong Kok riot earlier this week.
Hong Kong police arrested another person on Wednesday suspected of being involved in the Monday night Mongkok riot in Fanling.
The death toll from the earthquake that struck southern Taiwan on Saturday had climbed to 55 as of 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, with more than 80 people missing.
Nearly 90 police officers have been injured in a clash with rioters following a clearance operation on illegal hawkers in Mong Kok, a busy local commercial district, from late Monday to Tuesday morning.
Some 300 rioters clashed with Hong Kong police, injuring 48 officers, after a clearance operation on illegal hawkers from late Monday to Tuesday morning.