Authorities in Hong Kong are stepping up efforts to raise awareness and prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
At least 28 people have been confirmed dead in Taiwan's underground gas explosions, according to latest data from the island's emergency operation authority on Saturday.
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on Friday conveyed condolences to the victims in the gas leak explosions in Taiwan.
Hong Kong residents working or studying outside the special administrative region can join the countermovement to "Occupy Central" and take a stand for peace in Hong Kong on Saturday, when an online petition platform will open to the public.
Students from Hong Kong who are admitted to mainland higher education institutions will be eligible for subsidies of up to HK$15,000 ($1,935) in the special administrative region's first official initiative of its kind.
Two were killed and several others injured as suspected gas leakage caused blasts that ripped opened several streets in Kaohsiung city of China's Taiwan on Thursday, media reports said.
Taiwan authorities began an investigation on Thursday into the crash of a TransAsia Airways turboprop plane in which 48 people were killed.
Hong Kong ranked sixth among the major cities and provinces in China in terms of comprehensive competition in 2014, one step back because of slow economic growth in the recent decade.
TransAsia said on Thursday that it is offering condolence payment of 200,000 new Taiwan dollars ($6,673) for each passenger, and a funeral subsidy of 800,000 new Taiwan dollars.
Forty-eight people have been confirmed dead and 10 injured after a Taiwan plane, with 58 people on board, made a failed emergency landing in Penghu.
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, conveyed condolences after a deadly plane crash in Taiwan Wednesday evening.
51 people were killed, and 7 others injured after a Taiwan airliner crash landed Wednesday evening in Taiwan's Penghu county, Taiwan-based news network tvbs.com.tw reported.