Hong Kong's population has increased 42,300 or 0.6 percent to 7,264,100 at the end of 2014 from 7,221,800 at the end of 2013, according to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government on Tuesday.
A mainland official expressed hope for continued cross-Strait "positive interactions", when commenting on Taiwan's appointment of a new mainland affairs chief on Monday.
Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun said the Chinese mainland would continue to promote cooperation with the Hong Kong police to maintain stability on both sides.
Taiwan opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) chair Tsai Ing-wen registered on Sunday morning as a candidate in the party primary for Taiwan's leadership election next year.
An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale jolted southern Taiwan on Saturday morning, delaying trains that affected nearly 3,000 passengers.
The captain of Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry's Seasmooth, Lai Sai-ming, was found guilty of 39 counts of manslaughter in relation to the 2012 Lamma island ferry disaster.
An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale jolted 25km ESE of Taitung City, Taiwan at 20:06: 32 GMT on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The government of Hong Kong continues to push for the internationalization of its traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) industry.
Dennis Au, a 24-year-old graduate from the School of Chinese Medicine at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), finds himself sitting in a private clinic, waiting to be "interrogated" by the next patient. He is also growing a bit tired of patients' doubt and distrust about the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) industry.
Hong Kong's flu season death toll reached 164 as of Wednesday as more than 200 cases were listed as serious and the city's health authorities scrambled to supply vaccines and hospital beds.
A top justice official says six armed inmates who held a warden and a head guard hostage at a prison in southern Taiwan have committed suicide after releasing the hostages.
An unknown number of armed inmates in Kaohsiung Prison in southern Taiwan have taken the deputy warden and two others hostage.