The Chinese mainland has provided "solid backing" for Hong Kong' s prosperity and stability over the years, by helping the special administrative region defuse risks and strengthening competitiveness, a white paper said on Tuesday.
The government is committed to enhancing Hong Kong's competitiveness, and will continue to explore new markets, support the development of pillar industries, and seek to diversify the economy, HK's Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Gregory So says.
A Chinese mainland spokesman on Wednesday reiterated the mainland's positive attitude toward a possible meeting between leaders across the Taiwan Strait, while noting there is no need to realize such a meeting during international events.
The Center for Health Protection ( CHP) of Hong Kong on Tuesday reported a record of 154 HIV infections in the first quarter of 2014, bringing the cumulative total of reported HIV infections to 6,496 since 1984.
Thousands of rescue personnel were searching on Monday for three missing Taiwanese tourists on Monday after their bus fell into a river in Fujian province, killing four and injuring 17, taihainet.com reported on Monday.
Two people from Taiwan were dead and five were missing after a tour bus carrying a group of Taiwan passengers plunged into the Jiulongjiang River in Zhangzhou, Fujian province on Friday, China News Service reported.