Positive developments in cross-Straits relations have led more international firms to invest in Taiwan in hopes of tapping into mainland and Asian markets, Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou said during a business forum on Wednesday.
As the Hong Kong government and representatives of Occupy Central students look set to hold their first formal meeting on Friday, a former senior Hong Kong SAR official believes that the silent majority in Hong Kong should speak up.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying urged protesters and students camping out in the city to reflect on the inconveniences imposed on the public. World Bank weighs protest's economic impact
In recent days the “Occupy Central” campaign has wreaked havoc on social order and the normal lives of people in Hong Kong, resulting in losses of 40 billion RMB. Therefore, we overseas Chinese are deeply concerned about the situation there.
Protests in Hong Kong could hurt the city's economy - as well as the Chinese mainland's - but the impact will depend on how long the "uncertainty" lasts, the World Bank's chief economist for Asia said on Monday.
Government employees arrive to work as they walk along an area occupied by protesters outside of the government headquarters building in Hong Kong on Monday. Some protesters left the Mong Kok area of the city.
As cracks widened among protesters in Hong Kong, government and community leaders called on the crowds to abandon their blockades of major roads and government buildings for the sake of personal safety and the greater good of the public.