Students from Hong Kong who are admitted to mainland higher education institutions will be eligible for subsidies of up to HK$15,000 ($1,935) in the special administrative region's first official initiative of its kind.
Kaohsiung city of China's Taiwan was struck by multiple explosions caused by gas leaks that hit an area over three square kilometers, the worst such incident in a decade.
Gas leaks in the sewage system in the city led to multiple explosions late Thursday night, resulted in at least four dead and more than two hundred injured, according to local media.
Two were killed and several others injured as suspected gas leakage caused blasts that ripped opened several streets in Kaohsiung city of China's Taiwan on Thursday, media reports said.
Taiwan authorities began an investigation on Thursday into the crash of a TransAsia Airways turboprop plane in which 48 people were killed.
Hong Kong ranked sixth among the major cities and provinces in China in terms of comprehensive competition in 2014, one step back because of slow economic growth in the recent decade.
TransAsia said on Thursday that it is offering condolence payment of 200,000 new Taiwan dollars ($6,673) for each passenger, and a funeral subsidy of 800,000 new Taiwan dollars.
Forty-eight people have been confirmed dead and 10 injured after a Taiwan plane, with 58 people on board, made a failed emergency landing in Penghu.
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, conveyed condolences after a deadly plane crash in Taiwan Wednesday evening.
Rescuers have so far recovered 36 bodies from the debris of a Taiwan plane crash Wednesday evening, a local fire brigade official said.
A 21-year-old college student was charged on Monday with multiple counts of murder and attempted murder for a knife attack on a subway train in May, according to the New Taipei prosecutors office.
Taiwan-based China Airlines is to add an extra 15,000 seats on its services between Taipei and Auckland during the peak New Zealand summer route, the airline announced Tuesday.