Jun 10, 2021 08:31 PM

French PM Self-Isolates After Wife Contracts Covid-19, Indian Olympic Body Drops Li Ning as Sponsor, Bezos Sidesteps Taxes

Here’s today’s ranking of the top 10 most-read international stories in China that we’ve compiled to help you get a sense of what’s trending in the Chinese language sphere.

Chinese netizens continue to follow the recent finding by scientists in South Africa that reveals the novel coronavirus mutated more than 30 times in a HIV-positive woman. They are also interested in another South African woman who reportedly gave birth to 10 babies, surpassing the previous record of nine babies set last month by a 25-year-old Malian woman.

1.Woman with advanced HIV was found to have contracted Covid-19 for seven months, during which time the virus mutated more than 30 times, South African study says

2.Former Japanese Prime Minister Tojo Hideki’s ashes were scattered in the Pacific Ocean, official U.S. military archives show

3.French President Emmanuel Macron slapped in the face by a man during a visit to the south of the country

4.U.S. recovers some $2.3 million in cryptocurrency ransom paid to hackers

5.South African woman reportedly gave birth to 10 babies, setting a new world record

6.A 10-year-old boy in New York shot dead in a fatal weekend shooting

7.French Prime Minister Jean Castex under self-isolation after his wife was diagnosed with Covid-19

8.Amazon founder Jeff Bezos found to have not paid any income taxes for two years

9.Indian Olympic Association drops China’s Li Ning as its official uniform sponsor in consideration of “sentiments of the people of the country”

10.The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan released partial list of Chinese intellectuals and influencers who received funds to visit the country

Read the top 10 domestic 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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