Taiwan's choice for "word of the year" in 2013, jia (fake), reflects the fact that residents of the island have been worried about food safety in the light of a string of scandals, analysts said.
The Chinese mainland and Taiwan have agreed to set no limit on the number of cross-Strait flights added during the Spring Festival so as to better deal with the travel rush.
Hong Kong Chief Secretary for Administration Carrie Lam stressed Friday the requirement that the Chief Executive must love the country and Hong Kong has been made clear in Basic Law provisions.
Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung said Thursday the government welcomes and encourages people to express their views on constitutional reform, and will adopt an open attitude in listening to people's views.
Public consultation on new process will be sought for next five months.
The Hong Kong government on Wednesday officially kicked off public consultation for a constitutional reform which aims to realize the election of next Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administration Region (SAR) by universal suffrage in 2017.
17 close contacts of the Indonesian woman involved in Hong Kong's first confirmed H7N9 case have tested negative for the virus, Hong Kong's Secretary for Food& Health Ko Wing-man said on Tuesday.
The Chinese mainland's chief negotiator Chen Deming visited Hon Hai/Foxconn Technology Group's headquarters in New Taipei City on Tuesday, wrapping up his eight-day tour to Taiwan.
The first diagnosis of the H7N9 bird flu in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has been confirmed, according to a senior local government official.
Hong Kong confirmed on Monday its first case of H7N9 bird flu as a 36-year-old Indonesian domestic helper has been hospitalized in critical condition.
The children of Ho Feng Shan, known as '"China's Schindler", are calling on Taiwan authorities to throw out a 41-year-old embezzlement case against their father.
The cross-Strait negotiations on commodity trade agreement and trade dispute settlement mechanisms will not suspend.