Jun 29, 2021 08:07 PM

Medals for Outstanding Communist Party Members, China Post Speeds Up, 50th Anniversary of Chinese U.N. Membership

Here is today’s ranking of the 10 most-read news stories in China, in economics, finance and current affairs. While these headlines can help give you a sense of what’s trending in the Chinese language sphere, the veracity and accuracy of the headlines hasn’t been independently verified by Caixin.

Internet users are paying attention to the death of an economist who helped map out China’s economic reforms. They also continue to follow the celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party.

1.Communist Party awards top honor to 29 members

General Secretary Xi Jinping on Tuesday awarded (external source, in Chinese) 29 members of the Communist Party with the party’s highest honorary medal in recognition of their outstanding contributions during this week’s celebration of the party’s 100th birthday.

2.China Post service speeds up

According to the state-owned, China Post has launched (external source, in Chinese) an initiative to cut delivery times in over 1,000 cities, starting this week. Next-day delivery will become more widely available in major cities.


Photo: Chinese Foreign Ministry

3.China marks 50th anniversary of U.N. membership

State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended (external source) a forum to mark the 50th anniversary of China’s resumption of membership in the global body. “Past, present and in the future, China always stands together with developing countries,” Wang told the forum.

4.Economist who helped map out China’s reforms dies at 92

Gao Shangquan, one of the minds behind China’s post-1970s economic reforms, died Sunday at a Beijing hospital at 92.

5.Ukraine withdraws from Xinjiang statement

Ukraine announced on Friday the withdrawal of its signature from a joint statement presented by Canada to the Human Rights Council on the situation in Xinjiang.

6.Zhong Nanshan on delta variant countermeasures

Chinese epidemiologist Zhong Nanshan said (external source, in Chinese) measures such as expanding the search for close contacts are effective in dealing with the delta variant of the coronavirus. The highly contagious variant has forced Guangdong, China’s first province to respond to the variant, to expand its definition of “close contacts” to include those who were in the same building or workplace as the patient within the four days prior to the onset of symptoms.

7.Questions raised over Nongfu Spring products

A sparkling water product produced (external source, in Chinese) by Chinese bottled water giant Nongfu Spring, which is marketed as using peaches produced in Japan’s Fukushima prefecture, has sparked questions about food safety as well as false advertising.

8.Putin hails the 100th birthday of Communist Party

On Monday, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin held (external source, in Chinese) a meeting via video link. Putin congratulated the Communist Party on its 100th anniversary.

9.Hong Kong bans all inbound flights from U.K.

Hong Kong will ban (external source) all passenger flights from the United Kingdom from Thursday to curb the spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus, the government said on Monday.

10.Former U.S. President Donald Trump holds first rally since leaving office

According to The Hill, former U.S. President Donald Trump held (external source, in Chinese) his first rally after leaving office in Ohio on Saturday evening.

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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