Jul 01, 2021 08:15 PM

Xi Jinping Warns China Won’t Be Bullied; Quarter of Communist Party Members Under 35, Shanghai Vaccinations

Here is today’s ranking of the 10 most-read news stories in China, in economics, finance and current affairs, to help give you a sense of what’s trending in the Chinese language sphere.

Chinese social media users have been paying close attention to the country’s ceremony of the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party of China. They also have continued to follow the World Health Organization (WHO) declaration that China is malaria-free.

1. President Xi Jinping warns China won’t be bullied

“We will never allow any foreign force to bully, oppress, or subjugate us. Anyone who would attempt to do so will find themselves on a collision course with a great wall of steel forged by over 1.4 billion Chinese people,” Chinese President Xi Jinping said (external source) in a speech Thursday to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party.

2. China celebrates 100th birthday of the Communist Party

Celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China was held (external source, in Chinese) at 8 a.m. Thursday at Tiananmen Square in Beijing.


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3. WHO declares China free of malaria

The WHO announced Wednesday that China has been certified as malaria-free after going four years without reporting a new case of the mosquito-borne infectious disease. In the 1940s, the country was reporting 30 million cases a year.

4. Greek police recover stolen Picasso

Greek police have found (external source, in Chinese) a painting by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso that was stolen from the National Gallery in Greece in 2012. Picasso donated “Head of a Woman” to the country in 1949. Police have made one arrest in the case.

5. China’s Covid-19 vaccination drive passes 1.2 billion doses

As of Monday, China had administered more than 1.2 billion doses (external source, in Chinese) of Covid-19 vaccines, according to the country’s National Health Council, including 200 million shots that have been given in the last 10 days.

6. One-quarter of Communist Party members are under 35 years old

According to the state-owned Xinhua News Agency, as of June 5, CCP has (external source, in Chinese) a total number of 95 million members, of which 24.9% are below 35 years old, up 0.7 percentage points from 2019.

7. Members of Chinese Communist Party exceeds 95 million

The Communist Party has (external source) over 95 million members as of June 5, the party announced Wednesday, a 3.5% increase from 2019.

8. Sinovac vaccine is safe for children and adolescents, study shows

Sinovac Biotech Ltd.’s Covid-19 vaccine CoronaVac has been found to be safe (external source, in Chinese) and effective for children and adolescents, according to a study published Monday in British medical journal The Lancet.

9. Vaccination rate for adult population in Shanghai reaches 77.6%

According to the Shanghai government, as of Tuesday, over 16 million people have been vaccinated (external source, in Chinese) in the city, with 77.6% of those over 18 years old inoculated.

10. Over 1.7 million Chinese citizens vaccinated overseas

Over 1.7 million “overseas Chinese” in more than 160 countries have been inoculated (external source, in Chinese) against Covid-19, according to state-owned broadcaster CCTV.

Translated by intern reporter Chen Bingyi

Caixin has not independently verified the veracity or accuracy of all of the headlines.

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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