Mainland students applying for HK universities in decline

2015-03-30 14:26:14

It's been reported that the number of applicants for Hong Kong universities from the Chinese mainland is in decline despite the expanded quota. Some universities have seen a yearly drop of 12 percent.

Guangzhou-HK travel time will be cut to 45 minutes

2015-03-27 11:44:42

It will take just 45 minutes to travel between Guangzhou in Guangdong province, and Hong Kong when a high-speed railway service starts in 2017.

Macao will ease reliance on casinos

2015-03-25 07:45:38

Macao slashed its monthly gambling revenue forecast 27 percent, as the city's chief executive pledged a five-year plan to make the world's largest gaming hub less dependent on casinos.

Mainland, Taiwan in communication on cross-Straits chiefs' meeting

2015-03-25 19:38:13

Chinese mainland and Taiwan are in communication on arrangements for a meeting between the two cross-Straits affairs chiefs, a mainland spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

Taiwan opposition party should stick to '1992 concensus': mainland

2015-03-25 19:20:30

A mainland spokesperson called on Taiwan's opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to uphold the "1992 consensus" and oppose "Taiwan independence" on Wednesday.

Hong Kong International Film Festival opens

2015-03-24 10:41:42

Hong Kong International Film Festival opened with the premiere of "Murmur of the Hearts", directed by director and actress Sylvia Chang.

HK chief executive rejects TV debate on political reform

2015-03-24 17:49:32

Hong Kong's chief executive Leung Chun-Ying said on Tuesday that he had rejected a call for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government to take part in a televised debate on constitutional development.

Asian casinos woo Chinese as corruption drive hits Macao

2015-03-23 07:59:25

Asian casino operators from South Korea to Australia are pulling in the Chinese mainland's gamblers as Beijing's corruption crackdown scares many away from Macao.

5.7-magnitude quake jolts Taiwan: CENC

2015-03-23 19:57:58

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake jolted the sea off the east coast of Hualien, Taiwan at 6:13 pm Monday (Beijing Time), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

Scene foggy on cross-border hopes

2015-03-20 13:53:47

Even though the outlook for the online insurance business in Hong Kong remains unclear, some people have hopes riding high on future cross-border collaboration in the sector.

Future assured for online insurers

2015-03-20 13:53:47

The old-fashioned but lucrative insurance trade is attracting big names in mainland e-commerce, giants that seek to introduce new trading forms and entry points to the industry.

Residents from more cities can visit Taiwan on individual tour

2015-03-18 14:04:35

Residents from 11 more Chinese mainland cities can now visit Taiwan on individual tours, starting from April 15, authorities announced on Wednesday.