Jul 29, 2021 09:02 PM

Nanjing Outbreak Spreads to Six Provinces, Adidas Fined for Fire Violations, Inhalation Vaccine Boosts Immunity

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 Covid-19 flare-up in Nanjing where 171 cases were confirmed. They are also following the bombing in Pakistan where two suspects were arrested.


1. After fatal floods, Henan braces for the effects of Typhoon In-fa

China’s Central Henan Province (external source, in Chinese) is expected to experience heavy rain from Tuesday to Thursday. Henan announced Tuesday how it plans to protect residents in areas prone to flooding.

2. Nanjing Covid-19 outbreak spreads to 11 cities in six provinces

Eleven cities in six Chinese provinces (external source, in Chinese) have reported Covid-19 cases connected to the latest outbreak in the city of Nanjing, with at least 170 confirmed cases in these cities as of Tuesday, local authorities said.

3. Adidas fined for alleged fire violations

Sportswear-maker Adidas (external source, in Chinese) was fined 5,100 yuan ($790) by the Fire and Rescue Brigade in the central Chinese city of Changsha for noncompliance with standards for firefighting systems at its facilities, according to data provider Tianyancha.

4. Apple responds to Siri’s omission of China in Olympics medal count

Apple's official customer service (external source, in Chinese) said that an algorithmic logic problem caused the omission of China from its answers to queries about gold medals at the Olympics, after Chinese Apple users complained Wednesday that they couldn’t get the figures for China when asking Siri about the Olympics medal count.

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5. Delta variant identified in Nanjing Covid-19 flare-up

Nanjing, the capital of East China’s Jiangsu province (external source, in Chinese), said Tuesday that the strain of the virus behind the cases has been identified as the highly infectious delta variant.

6. Inhalation vaccine after intramuscular vaccination boosts immunity, study says

The use of nebulized inhalation vaccine (external source, in Chinese) after intramuscular injection can produce high levels of neutralizing antibodies, thus achieving a booster effect, according to a study published in British medical journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

7. China reports seven severe Covid-19 cases amid delta outbreak in Nanjing

The Jiangsu Provincial Health Commission (external source, in Chinese) announced a cumulative total of 171 confirmed cases in the capital city of Nanjing as of Thursday morning, seven of which are severe cases.

8. Tokyo’s number of daily new Covid-19 cases exceeds 3,000 for first time

The number of people diagnosed with Covid-19 (external source, in Chinese) in Tokyo has exceeded 3,000 on a single day for the first time, Kyodo News reported Wednesday, citing government sources.

9. Two suspects arrested in the bombing of a bus carrying nine Chinese

Pakistani police (external source, in Chinese) have arrested two suspects Wednesday for the recent bombing of a shuttle bus in the northwest of the country that killed 13 people, including nine Chinese engineers.

10. China's new ambassador Qin Gang arrives in U.S.

China's eleventh ambassador to the U.S., Qin Gang, arrived in Washington on Wednesday. The 55-year-old former vice foreign minister will replace Cui Tiankai, who announced his departure last month.

Translated by intern reporter Chen Bingyi.

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

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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