Jul 14, 2021 07:37 PM

University of Hong Kong Cuts Ties With Student Union, Parts of China Bar Unvaccinated People, 17 Dead in Suzhou Hotel Collapse

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 University of Hong Kong cutting ties with its own student union. They have also been following the Suzhou hotel collapse which killed 17 people.


1. University of Hong Kong cuts ties with student union

The University of Hong Kong (external source, in Chinese) severed all ties with its student union after it passed a resolution on the “sacrifice” of a man who stabbed a police officer on July 1 before committing suicide.

2. 17 people die in Suzhou hotel collapse

Rescue operations have come to an end at the site of a collapsed hotel building (external source, in Chinese) in Suzhou, East China’s Jiangsu province. 23 people have been rescued and 17 have died.


Photo: Yang Bo/China News Service,VCG

3. Unvaccinated people to face travel restrictions in three provinces

Several districts in Jiangxi, Zhejiang and Shanxi provinces have issued notices banning unvaccinated people (external source, in Chinese) from entering public places such as supermarkets, hospitals, schools and pharmacies, starting from late July, according to The Paper.

4. Shanghai was China’s hottest spot on Monday

Shanghai Central Meteorological Station (external source, in Chinese) updated its orange warning signal twice for high temperatures on Monday, as the mercury in the metropolitan Xujiahui area reached 37.7℃, the hottest in China on the day.

5. Malaysia shuts vaccination center after 204 staff infected

Malaysia closed a mass vaccination center on Tuesday after 204 medical staff and volunteers tested positive for the coronavirus, accounting for nearly half of the center’s staff.

6. 99,000 Taiwanese vaccinated on Chinese mainland

Ma Xiaoguang, spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office (external source, in Chinese), said that 99,000 Taiwanese had been vaccinated on the Chinese mainland as of June 30.

7. Student who reported suspicious online activity honored

A student in the southern coastal city of Putian was commended by the city’s National Security Bureau and rewarded 10,000 yuan ($1,540) last Thursday for reporting suspicious online activity (external source, in Chinese) which might have endangered national security.

8. Four Tokyo Olympics staff arrested on suspicion of cocaine use

Two American and two British nationals working for the Tokyo Olympics Games (external source, in Chinese) have been arrested on suspicion of using cocaine, the Tokyo metropolitan police said on Tuesday.

9. Guangzhou Customs seizes smuggled human blood samples

Guangzhou Customs seized 189 biological samples (external source, in Chinese) from an inbound ship, mainly human blood samples. After testing, some of the blood samples were found to contain dengue and hepatitis viruses.

10. Former senior grain official under investigation

Xu Ming, former deputy head of the State Administration of Grain (external source, in Chinese), has been placed under investigation by China’s top anti-corruption agency.

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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