City Stops 18,000 Leaving Over Covid Flare-Up, Corruption Boss on Bribery Charges, Man Arrested Over Taxi App Fraud
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 give you a sense of what’s trending in the Chinese language sphere.
Internet users are continuing to follow the Covid-19 flare-up in the southern city of Guangzhou where 18,000 residents are banned from leaving the city. They are also paying attention to the progress in China’s vaccine inoculations which have passed the 800 million mark.
1. Shanghai university lecturer arrested over colleague’s murder
A 39-year-old university lecturer in Shanghai was arrested (link in Chinese) Monday on suspicion of stabbing his colleague to death, local police said.
2. Guangzhou bans 18,000 residents from leaving city over Covid-19 flare-up
A total of 18,000 residents have been banned (external source, in Chinese) from leaving the southern city of Guangzhou because they can’t present a negative Covid-19 test or show a “green” health code, said Shen Ying, deputy head of the city’s transport bureau, on Wednesday.
3. A 21-year-old man in Taizhou arrested for suspected fraud
A 21-year-old man in Taizhou, Zhejiang province, has been arrested (external source, in Chinese) on suspicion of fraud. Local police said the man used loopholes in a taxi-hailing app to “maliciously” complain about more than 2,000 drivers and receive app vouchers worth 8,000 yuan ($1,252).
4. Former top anti-corruption inspector prosecuted for bribery
Dong Hong, former deputy head of a central inspection team, has been prosecuted (external source, in Chinese) by Qingdao Intermediate People’s Court after being arrested for alleged bribery, the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Wednesday.
5. Woman detained after insulting rider on Beijing bus
A woman in Beijing was punished with administrative detention (external source, in Chinese) after she “used discriminatory language” to insult another passenger whom she accused of not giving up her seat on the bus, local police said Tuesday. The woman, who said she was a native of the capital in a viral video of the incident, called the other passenger a “stinky migrant.”
6. China’s infant mortality rate falls to 5.4% in 2020
Last year, China’s infant mortality rate fell to 5.4 per 1,000 live births, and the mortality rate for children under age 5 fell to 7.5 per 1,000 live births, according to the National Health Commission (external source, in Chinese).
7. Guangzhou Covid-19 patient gets arrested for concealing travel history
A Covid-19 patient in the southern city of Guangzhou has been arrested for concealing his travel history (external source, in Chinese). After he was diagnosed with the Covid-19, the patient didn’t tell the doctor he had been in contact with confirmed cases and had visited a high-risk area.
8. Government names social organizations suspected of being illegal
The Ministry of Civil Affairs released a list of eight social organizations suspected of being illegal (external source, in Chinese) on Monday, including the China Hairdressing and Beauty Association and the China Construction Industry Association.
9. Shanghai shopping mall bans people who haven’t been vaccinated
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. China’s administered doses of Covid-19 hit more than 800 million
China had administered more than 800 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines as of Wednesday, according to the National Health Commission (external source, in Chinese), with 100 million jabs being administered over the past six days.
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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.
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