A record 19,762 candidates have signed up to run in Taiwan's 2014 local elections, with 11,130 local government positions expected to be filled on Nov. 29, according to the island' s electoral authorities.
Hong Kong's high court Thursday refused to hear an appeal by Occupy Central protesters against injunctions to clear the barricades in occupied areas of Mong Kok.
Hong Kong will play a unique role in promoting China-ASEAN cooperation and helping bring bilateral relations to a new and higher level, a senior Hong Kong entrepreneur said ahead of an ASEAN summit slated for Wednesday and Thursday.
Hong Kong's Acting Chief Executive Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said on Tuesday that police are prepared to help enforce the injunction in protest areas, abide by the High Court instructions.
The go-ahead of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect program sent share prices in the two exchanges soaring, as investors were excited that the long wait for the program was over.
President Xi Jinping on Sunday voiced support for Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and his government's efforts to safeguard the rule of law and maintain social order in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong's former Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa on Saturday called on protesting students here to end their Occupy movement and go back to classroom.
Visits of Chinese mainlanders to Taiwan have surpassed 10 million since the Taiwan tourism market was opened to mainland tourists in 2008, latest data showed.
The Chinese mainland's College English Test, known as CET, will not be accepted by two of Hong Kong's top universities this year when they examine applicants' English skills, China's Southern Metropolis Daily reported Wednesday.
The SARS outbreak of 2003 put Hong Kong on the front line of a global health crisis - and the city's ultimately successful war on the virus offers lessons for those now battling Ebola.
Lawmakers and anti-occupation groups are calling for a probe into alleged donations from external entities to foment and maintain the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.
Prosecutors in Taiwan's Changhua county on Thursday filed charges of fraud and breaches of food safety regulations against Wei Ying-chung.