Jun 11, 2021 08:51 PM

Former Graft-Buster Faces Bribery Charges, Zhejiang to Test Out Xi’s Vision for Common Prosperity, Murderer and Rapist Executed

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 following the former anti-graft investigator who is facing corruption charges. They are also paying attention to regular appearances of large carnivores in the country.

1. 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.

2. Former anti-graft investigator faces corruption charges

Dong Hong, a former senior inspector at the Communist Party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), will be tried for accepting bribes and providing business and professional facilitation during his tenure as a senior official in Beijing, Hainan province and the CCDI, the procuratorate said.

3. Guangzhou Covid-19 flare-up witnesses a high proportion of heavily and critically ill patients

According to experts, new features have been noticed (external source, in Chinese) in the Guangzhou Covid-19 flare-up, with patients’ condition worsening quickly, and symptoms becoming more obvious. Serious cases become critical in three to four days after the onset of the disease. About 80% of the patients have a high fever.

4. China to turn Zhejiang into a “common prosperity” demonstration zone

China’s central government issued guidelines (external source, in Chinese) on Thursday for developing the eastern province of Zhejiang into a model zone for “common prosperity.” Zhejiang will take the lead in cracking the problem of unbalanced and inadequate development.

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.

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6. Large carnivores frequently appear in China, suggesting ecological improvement

Besides the wild elephant herds migrating north, apex predators such as jackals, wolves, tigers, and leopards have been sighted (external source, in Chinese) in many parts of the country in recent times. The presence of these wild animals indicates that China’s ecological environment is improving.

7. 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.

8. 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).

9. Killer of female medical student in Nanjing executed

Ma Jigang, who was convicted of homicide and rape, was executed (external source, in Chinese) Thursday by the Nanjing Intermediate People’s Court in accordance with the law. On March 20, 1992, Ma raped and then killed his victim in Nanjing Medical University.

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 1 million jabs being administered over the past six days.

Read the top 10 global news on the same day.

Translated by intern reporter Chen Bingyi.

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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