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.
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 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.
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.
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 opened with the premiere of "Murmur of the Hearts", directed by director and actress Sylvia Chang.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 11 more Chinese mainland cities can now visit Taiwan on individual tours, starting from April 15, authorities announced on Wednesday.