The European Union (EU) should properly handle Taiwan-related issues and not have any official ties or agreements with the island, China urged on Saturday.
Scholars and former government officials from the mainland and Taiwan gathered in Shanghai on Friday to discuss political and security issues, a move seen as the first test for an official political dialogue across the Straits.
The first cross-Straits peace forum, an important platform for non-official political dialogue between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan, opened here on Friday to rally political wisdom and expand consensus.
High-speed cruise liner Haixia made its inaugural voyage to Taipei on Wednesday, marking the opening of a new sea route across the Taiwan Straits.
Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou has called for the peaceful development of cross-Straits ties and vowed to enhance mutual political trust with the mainland authorities.
Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou on Thursday said people in Taiwan and the Chinese mainland all belong to the Chinese nation and the relation between the two sides is not an international one.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Sunday that the central government's stance of supporting Hong Kong's economic prosperity and social stability is consistent and firm.
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, stressed that the two sides across the Taiwan Straits should stick to the correct path of peaceful development of the cross-Strait relations.
Hong Kong should adapt to the new environment of co-operation and competition, identifying new roles to play and new functions to perform, Chief Executive CY Leung said Tuesday.
Hong Kong's Social Welfare Department launched the Guangdong Scheme, under which eligible Hong Kong elderly people aged 65 or above who live in Guangdong province will receive the monthly allowance.
Taiwan High Court on Monday rejected Kuomintang (KMT)'s counterappeal against a Taipei local court's ruling of temporarily maintaining Wang Jin-pyng's rights as a KMT member.
Taiwan’s fried chicken fast-food chain Dicos has vowed to open 450 new chains each year, to total 5,000 restaurants by 2020 on the Chinese mainland.