Jul 20, 2021 09:34 PM

Wolf Warriors’ Director Wu Jing Wins Suit Against Company With Same Name, China To Promote Female Sci-Tech Talent

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 Wolf Warriors’ director Wu Jing who won a lawsuit against a company with the same name. They have also been following the initiative by the government to promote the development of female sci-tech talent.

1. Director Wu Jing wins lawsuit against Wolf Warriors company

Wu Jing, director of Chinese action movie "Wolf Warriors" (external source, in Chinese), has won a lawsuit against a company with the same name for violating his rights. The company was ordered to apologize to Wu and pay him 340,000 yuan ($52,400) in compensation.

2. Daughter of Afghan envoy kidnapped in Pakistan

Afghanistan’s Foreign Ministry said Sunday that the country’s ambassador to Pakistan has been recalled after his daughter was kidnapped (external source, in Chinese) on Friday. According to the ministry, she was “severely tortured.”

3. China to promote development of female sci-tech talent

Thirteen government departments, including the Ministry of Science and Technology and the All-China Women's Federation (external source, in Chinese) launched a series of measures Monday to support women researchers to play a greater role in science and technology innovation.

4. Haitian president called for help before being assassinated

Haitian President Jovenel Moise (external source, in Chinese) had called the Haitian National Police chief for help before he was assassinated at his home on July 7, the Miami Herald reported. After waiting 10 minutes for reinforcements to arrive, Moise called another officer for help but was shot dead before the call was over.

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5. Algae bloom may survive offshore a long time, experts say

The offshore waters of Qingdao in East China’s Shandong province have been suffering from an algae bloom (external source, in Chinese), which experts say may exist offshore for a long time. According to the North Sea Forecast Center of the Ministry of Natural Resources, the current scale of the algae bloom has hit a historical high.

6. Families allowed to have three children since May 31

The government of Tibet autonomous region cited the National Health Commission (external source, in Chinese) on Monday saying families were allowed to give birth to three children since May 31, and women giving birth to three children will enjoy the national statutory maternity leave of 98 days.

7. Anhui man in his 20s embezzles $10.8 million

Zhang Yujie, a civil servant in his 20s, embezzled nearly 70 million yuan ($10.8 million) (external source, in Chinese) by means including falsifying receipts while working at Chuzhou Real Estate Registration Center in eastern Anhui province, according to the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.

8. Three Chinese and two Mauritanians kidnapped in Mali

Three Chinese citizens and two Mauritanians (external source, in Chinese) have been kidnapped in southwestern Mali’s war-torn Sahel region, the Malian armed forces said Saturday. The five were all working for a construction company.

9. Three workers found dead in flooded tunnel in Zhuhai

Three of the 14 workers trapped in a flooded highway tunnel (external source, in Chinese) for six days were found dead, local authorities in the southern Chinese city of Zhuhai said Tuesday.

10. China reports first human death from ‘Monkey B’ virus

The first human in China diagnosed with the ‘Monkey B’ virus (external source, in Chinese) — a veterinarian in Beijing — has died, according to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

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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