A 5.3-magnitude earthquake hit the waters off the coast of Yilan county in Taiwan at 10:17 am on Monday, said the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).
Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang (KMT) party replaced deputy legislative speaker Hung Hsiu-chu with KMT chairman Eric Chu for the island's leadership election.
An event organizer was indicted in Taipei Friday after a blast at a water park in Taiwan killed 12 people and injured nearly 500 in June.
Authorities from the mainland and Taiwan have yet to reach a consensus on an agreement on allowing air passengers from the mainland to transfer in Taiwan, after a fourth meeting between senior leaders from both sides on Wednesday.
Zhang Zhijun, director of the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, stressed the Chinese mainland and Taiwan should choose the right path for development of cross-Strait relations.
Peaceful development is of great importance to a healthy development of the future cross-Straits relations, according to senior officials from the mainland and Taiwan.
Construction of a water pipeline connecting the coastal mainland province of Fujian with Kinmen, a Taiwan islet, started on Monday when excavators began operations at Longhu Reservoir on the Jinjiang River, the source for the water-diversion project.
Cross-Straits relations will deepen as mainland's Taiwan affairs chief, Zhang Zhijun, prepares to meet Andrew Hsia, his counterpart from Taiwan.
Hong Kong Ocean Park announced on Wednesday that giant panda Ying Ying's foetus is no longer viable based on ultrasound scans performed this week.
Former Chief Executive of the Hong Kong special administrative region (HKSAR) Donald Tsang Yam-kuen appeared at Eastern Magistracy at Monday afternoon to face two counts of misconduct in public office.
Donald Tsang was charged with two counts of misconduct in public office over a rental deal for a penthouse flat in Shenzhen.
Li Ka-shing, Asia's richest man, voiced support for President Xi Jinping, as the Hong Kong tycoon rejected claims he was divesting assets from the mainland.