Jun 22, 2021 07:34 PM

U.S. Lifts Restrictions on TikTok, WeChat; Beijing Warns Washington Over Taiwan Vaccine Donation

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. While these headlines can help give you a sense of what Chinese netizens are interested in, the veracity and accuracy of the headlines hasn’t been independently verified by Caixin.

Social media users continue to follow changes to this summer’s Tokyo Olympic Games, which were postponed last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. They also have an eye on Cui Tiankai, the People’s Republic’s longest-serving ambassador to the U.S., who is leaving his post after 8 years.

1.Tokyo cancels all Olympic public viewing events due to Covid-19 pandemic

2.U.S. Commerce Department lifts restrictions on TikTok and WeChat

3.More than 41,000 people in the U.S. have signed petitions to stop Amazon founder Jeff Bezos from returning to Earth after he announced his trip into space

4.China donates 100,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses to Oman on the condition that Chinese nationals get vaccinated first

5.China’s Foreign Ministry urges Washington not to seek “political manipulation” after the U.S. delivered 2.5 million Covid-19 shots to Taiwan

6.Foreign Ministry urges Chinese nationals in Afghanistan to leave the country amid a growing insurgency and violence

7.Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Cui Tiankai issued a farewell letter Monday, confirming he’s going to leave his post after eight years of service

8.Apple CEO Tim Cook says future production of iPhones will no longer consume the Earth’s resources as it will rely on renewables

9.Seven dead, 13 injured after a plane made an emergency landing in Russia

10.Conservative clergyman Ebrahim Raisi was elected the new president of Iran

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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