The price of traditional Chinese medicine is multiplied by six, a solar first for Xinjiang, the death rate of Covid-19 in Taiwan


Here is today’s ranking of the 10 most read national stories in China, in the fields of economy, finance and current affairs. While these titles may help you get an idea of ​​trends in the Chinese language sphere, the veracity and accuracy of the titles have not been independently verified by Caixin.

Netizens focused on an almost six-fold increase in the price of the traditional Chinese medicine pill primarily used to treat viral hepatitis. They also continue to pay attention to Hainan’s claim that he will not turn into a “Fiscal paradise.”

1.The price of traditional Chinese medicine has almost six-fold

According to the China Economic Weekly, the price of Pien Tze Huang, a traditional Chinese medicine formula used to treat inflammation, often used in cases of viral hepatitis, has been raised (external source, in Chinese) from 590 yuan ($ 91) per pill up to 3,000 yuan on online trading platforms.

2.185 million men follow beauty bloggers

About 185 million Chinese men follow beauty influencers on social media, with those aged 25 to 30 making up about a quarter of that figure, according to a report (external source, in Chinese) from QuestMobile.

3.Ultra-rapid Covid-19 infection from Guangzhou

A Covid-19 patient in Guangzhou has been infected (external source, in Chinese) after only 14 seconds spent near an infected person.

4.Hainan will not become an offshore tax haven, Governor says

The southern province of Hainan in China promised step up controls to prevent companies from using incentives to evade taxes after the central government unveiled plans to turn the tropical island into a free trade port. “We will not let the Hainan Free Trade Port become a tax haven,” Governor Feng Fei said on Monday.

5. Travelers from Taiwan with Covid-19 arriving on the mainland

Four travelers from Taiwan tested positive for Covid-19 upon arrival in Xiamen, Fujian province, last week. Ma Xiaoguang, spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Bureau of the central government, urged the Taiwanese authorities to fill the gaps in their Covid-19 controls.

6.Phone fraud caused losses of 35.37 billion yuan in 2020

Telephone fraud in China caused approximately 35.37 billion yuan (external source, in Chinese) in financial losses last year.

7. The Ministry of Education requires schools to ensure that after-school services are available for half an hour after closing time.

The Ministry of Education plans (external source, in Chinese) to require primary and secondary schools to ensure that extracurricular services, such as those for students with special needs, will remain available for at least half an hour after their normal opening hours .

8.Shanghai increases minimum wage

According to the public television channel CCTV, Shanghai to augment (external source, in Chinese) the monthly minimum wage of 110 yuan to 2,590 yuan and the hourly minimum wage to 23 yuan, effective July 1.

9.Sinjiang’s first solar thermal power plant goes into operation

In mid-June, the first solar thermal power plant in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region started to produce electricity stably (external source, in Chinese) in Yiwu County, Hami. According to the state-run People’s Daily, the plant has 14,500 heliostats and can generate electricity equivalent to 61,900 standard tons of coal per year.

10.Covid-19 death rate in Taiwan exceeds global average

According to reports citing the China Times News Network, the fatality rate of Covid-19 on the island has reached (external source, in Chinese) 4.2%, almost double the world average.

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Translated by intern reporter Chen Bingyi

The daily ranking of the most read news among Chinese, on China and global affairs, is brought to you jointly by Caixin Insight and HANA Data, an artificial intelligence technology team.

The key metrics calculated on the list are based on massive data from major social media platforms and online news websites in China. Click on here for a detailed presentation of our methodology.

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