The Chinese government's stance on the constitutional reform in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) is "clear and consistent," a spokesman for the Chinese political advisory body said Monday.
A ferry carrying 19 people capsized Friday off China's Macao, and four people have been rescued, the customs said.
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and Taiwan will be a focus for lawmakers and political advisors' meetings in Beijing next week.
China on Friday reaffirmed that Hong Kong affairs are China's domestic affairs and other countries have no right to interfere in.
While the number of mainland visitors to HK fell for the first time in 20 years over the Spring Festival holiday, the government in the special administrative region wants to cut it back even further.
A black sport utility vehicle (SUV) crashed into a security barrier outside the office building of Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou early on Monday, his office spokesperson Ma Wei-kuo said.
Two tour buses collided near Kenting scenic area in Pingtung County, southern Taiwan, on Tuesday afternoon, injuring 24 tourists from the Chinese mainland.
Hong Kong's population has increased 42,300 or 0.6 percent to 7,264,100 at the end of 2014 from 7,221,800 at the end of 2013, according to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government on Tuesday.
A mainland official expressed hope for continued cross-Strait "positive interactions", when commenting on Taiwan's appointment of a new mainland affairs chief on Monday.
Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun said the Chinese mainland would continue to promote cooperation with the Hong Kong police to maintain stability on both sides.
Taiwan opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) chair Tsai Ing-wen registered on Sunday morning as a candidate in the party primary for Taiwan's leadership election next year.
An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale jolted southern Taiwan on Saturday morning, delaying trains that affected nearly 3,000 passengers.