The number of people injured in an explosion and fire in a recreational water park in Taiwan has been revised down to 498.
Chinese central government expresses deep sympathy to the injured people in the Taiwan park fire, a spokesperson told Xinhua on Sunday morning.
A fire on a music stage spread into a crowd of spectators at a party Saturday night at a water park in Taiwan's New Taipei city, injuring more than 400.
Claims by some Taiwan politicians that the Chinese mainland's removal of entry permit requirements for Taiwan residents is an attempt to "citizenize" the Taiwanese, are "unworthy of refutation," said a mainland official on Wednesday.
The undergraduate applications from the Chinese mainland at Hong Kong universities keep falling although those local campuses have been actively recruiting top students from the mainland.
The Chinese central government will continue to support the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on foreign exchanges and cooperation, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Friday.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said Friday that the government will propose 11 initiatives to improve people's livelihood and propel economic growth to the meeting of the Finance Committee of Legislative Council next Friday.
China's top legislature said on Thursday its decision on Hong Kong's electoral reforms, announced in August, would remain in force despite being vetoed by city lawmakers.
The Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council on Thursday criticized the Hong Kong lawmakers who voted against a motion of universal suffrage for the region's chief executive election.
The liaison office of the central government in Hong Kong expressed regret Thursday on Hong Kong legislators' veto of a universal suffrage motion.
Chinese top legislature said its decision on Hong Kong's electoral reforms last August will remain in force, despite the city lawmakers' veto.
Taiwan residents will need a travel pass for entering the mainland but do not have to apply for a visa-like entry permit for every visit.