Jun 08, 2021 07:58 PM

University Lecturer Nabbed Over Colleague’s Murder; Covid-19 Patient Detained for Concealing Travel History; Shanghai Shopping Mall Bars Unvaccinated

Here’s today’s ranking of the top 10 most-read domestic stories in China, in economics, finance and current affairs. We want to help you get a sense of what’s trending in the Chinese language sphere.

Internet users are concerned about the arrest of a Shanghai university lecturer for the fatal stabbing of his colleague. They’re also paying attention to the Covid-19 flare-up in Guangzhou, particularly the detention of a patient who concealed his history of travel to a high-risk area.

1. Shanghai university lecturer arrested over colleague’s murder

A 39-year-old university lecturer in Shanghai, has been arrested (link in Chinese) on suspicion of stabbing his colleague to death on Monday, according to local police.

2. A 17-year-old girl arrested for alleged drug trafficking granted bail for ‘gaokao’

A 17-year-old student in Wuhan, Central China’s Hubei province, who was arrested Friday for alleged drug trafficking, has been remanded on bail (external source, in Chinese) to take this year’s national college entrance exam, or “gaokao,” her lawyer said.

3. Third dose of Sinovac’s Covid vaccine can increase antibody response tenfold, chairman says

Yin Weidong, chairman of Sinovac Biotech Ltd., said Saturday that the phase II clinical trial of the company’s inactivated vaccine found that when volunteers received a third vaccine dose three to six months after the first two doses, their antibody count jumped tenfold (external source, in Chinese) in a week.

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4. Eight missing miners in Heilongjiang coal mining incident found alive

Eight people who went missing on Saturday following an incident at a coal mine in Jixi, Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province, have been rescued (link in Chinese), the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported.

5. Asian elephants protect family ‘at all costs’

A Yunnan University professor said Sunday that Asian elephants value their family highly (external source, in Chinese). If a relative is in danger, other elephants will try to protect them “at all costs.” The professor’s comments come as China has been captivated by a migrating herd of elephants in Yunnan province.

6. Guangzhou Covid-19 patient arrested for concealing travel history

A Covid-19 patient in Guangzhou, South China’s Guangdong province, has been arrested for concealing his travel history (external source, in Chinese). When the patient was diagnosed with the coronavirus, he didn’t tell the doctor he was in contact with previous confirmed cases and visited a high-risk area.

7. China to formally establish first batch of national parks

China will formally establish its first batch of national parks (external source, in Chinese) this year, as pilot work has achieved initial results since its launch in 2015, a spokesperson for the National Park Administration said Saturday, which was also World Environment Day.

8. Government names social organizations suspected to be illegal

The Ministry of Civil Affairs released a list of eight social organizations suspected to be illegal (external source, in Chinese) on Monday, including the China Hairdressing and Beauty Association and the China Construction Industry Association.

9. Unvaccinated people banned from Shanghai shopping mall

According to a video that went viral Monday, the Pacific Life Plaza in Shanghai has banned unvaccinated people (external source, in Chinese). Local authorities have urged the shopping mall to rectify its behavior.

10. Total of 21 Covid-19 vaccines have begun clinical trials in China

Zeng Yixin, deputy head of the National Health Commission, said Sunday that a total of 21 Covid-19 vaccines (external source, in Chinese) have entered clinical trials in China. Among them, four have been granted conditional authorization for general use and three have been authorized for emergency use.

Read the top 10 global news on the same day.

Translated by reporter Wang Xintong

The daily ranking of most read news stories among Chinese people, about China and global affairs, is jointly provided to you by Caixin Insight and HANA Data, an artificial intelligence technology team.

The key indicators calculated on the list are based on mass data sourced from China’s mainstream social media platforms and online news websites. Click here for a detailed introduction of our methodology.

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