Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying maintained that the city government will not talk to student protesters "for the sake of talking".
The former and last Portuguese governor of Macao Vasco Rocha Vieira said that political stability is vital for Hong Kong's development, as well as well being.
A maritime research vessel capsized near Taiwan's outlying islands of Penghu late Friday, leaving two killed and dozens injured, according to Taiwan's transport authority on Saturday.
China stresses that no foreign government, organization or individual has the right to get involved in Hong Kong's affairs, which are a purely internal matter for China.
Australian police have arrested six men from China's Taiwan on Friday in Perth in a record-breaking drug bust.
Hong Kong government said it suspended the first formal meeting with 'Occupy Central' representatives originally slated for Friday afternoon.
Positive developments in cross-Straits relations have led more international firms to invest in Taiwan in hopes of tapping into mainland and Asian markets, Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou said during a business forum on Wednesday.
The government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is to hold the first formal meeting with representatives of the Occupy Central students on Friday afternoon, a government official said on Tuesday evening.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying urged protesters and students camping out on the city's thoroughfares on Monday to reflect on the inconveniences they have imposed on the public.
Protests in Hong Kong could hurt the city's economy - as well as the Chinese mainland's - but the impact will depend on how long the "uncertainty" lasts, the World Bank's chief economist for Asia said on Monday.
Hong Kong's civil servants returned to work and schools were reopening Monday as a protest that has occupied much of the city center dwindled.
Some protesters decided on Sunday to withdraw from areas in Hong Kong as a good gesture for talks, while schools affected by the demonstration would resume classes on Monday.