Hong Kong's police chief on Saturday condemned Occupy protesters for undermining the rule of law after they regained a protest area which had been previously cleared by police.
Hong Kong police says 26 people were arrested and at least 15 police officers injured after a night of clashes between police and protesters.
Commuters in Hong Kong plagued by traffic disruptions triggered by 20 days of illegal sit-ins cheered Friday as police reopened key roads.
Detectives from Hong Kong's Narcotics Bureau have seized 51 kilograms of the drug ice in the northern New Territories, local police said on Friday.
Talks with student protest leaders may be started by the Hong Kong government as early as next week to discuss political reform in the city. University heads may help mediate the discussions.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry has rejected criticism from Britain and the United States on Hong Kong affairs.
Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said it has been a huge challenge for police to withstand continuous illegal activities, which have been disrupting traffic and social order.
The Hong Kong government China hopes to have formal talks with representatives of students participating in Occupy movement next week, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying announced Thursday.
Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said that the "Occupy Central" movement was not initiated by the masses, and spontaneous acts indicated that the organizers had no control over the crowds.
Photographer Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao has spent the past decade taking images of life in his adopted city of New York and expanding them into a unique collection. Assembled Realities, an exhibit of 40 of Liao's large-scale photos opens Wednesday at the Museum of the City of New York.
Taiwan authorities should not make irresponsible remarks on the Occupy Central activities in Hong Kong, a spokeswoman for the State Council's Taiwan Affairs Office warned on Wednesday during a routine news conference.
The Chinese mainland has called on Taiwan authorities to adjust the regulation directed against Taiwan people's spouses from the Chinese mainland, said a senior official from the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council.