Jun 15, 2021 09:12 PM

Covid-19 Outbreak Kills Six on South African Tour Group; California Drought; Huge New Dinosaur

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 are going barking mad for the U.S. ban on dog imports from over 110 countries. They’re also interested in a $2.8 million ticket to go to space with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

1.Six elderly members of a South African tour group visiting Namibia died from Covid-19 after 37 members of the 40-strong group became infected with the novel coronavirus

2.China-Russia relations are at the best level in history, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in March

3.U.S. President Joe Biden says “America is back,” at G-7 leaders’ summit

4.The U.S. announces temporary dog travel ban from 113 countries classified as high risk for rabies

5.South Korea reports first death following a Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 shot

6.Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the carmaker could start accepting Bitcoin payments when cryptocurrency mining becomes more environmentally friendly

7.Nearly 2 million Californians placed under official water shortage emergency

8.Ticket to go to space with Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos sold at $2.8 million

9.New dinosaur species discovered in Australia is the largest ever found in the country

10.Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro fined for not wearing a mask at Sao Paulo rally

Read the top 10 domestic 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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