Links for Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Notable China news from around the web.

BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY:

SCIENCE, HEALTH, AND THE ENVIRONMENT:

POLITICS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS:

China warned its citizens on Monday to exercise caution in travelling to Canada, citing “frequent violent actions” by law enforcement, amid ongoing tensions between Beijing and Ottawa.

The warning, published by the Chinese embassy in China on the WeChat messaging app platform, said Chinese citizens should pay close to the local security situation. It did not give specific examples on the violent actions.

“What the German government said about Hong Kong was the absolute minimum, and it just wasn’t enough,” said Norbert Röttgen, head of the Bundestag’s foreign affairs committee and a leading figure in Ms Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union.

Saudi foreign minister [Prince Faisal Bin Farhan] reaffirmed the Arab countries’ support for Chinese sovereignty, territorial integrity and the one-China principle. He said Arab countries strongly value the supportive Chinese position toward the rights of the Palestinians, the Arab peace initiative and the two-state solution as well as Beijing’s stated positions on respecting the independence and sovereignty of states and the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of countries.

SOCIETY AND CULTURE:

Ke’s abrupt decision to quit Weibo has puzzled many fans. Two days earlier, however, domestic media had reported that a student at a vocational secondary school in the central Hubei Province killed himself after being caught secretly filming his female classmates in a women’s toilet. According to the report, the student’s parents found a note their son had tossed in the trash just before his death. Scrawled on it were ‘scared,’ ‘Ke Jie,’ and the boy’s own name.