Morning News | June 30
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Welcome to Morning News. It's June 30, Tuesday. 28-35 ℃, sunny with a shower.

 

China

 

1. Chinese mainland reports 19 new COVID-19 cases, including 7 locally transmitted in Beijing. Guangdong reported 4 imported cases (3 from Bangladesh, 1 from United Arab Emirates) and 1 asymptomatic case (from Bangladesh) on Monday.

 

2. Starting tomorrow, China Railway Guangzhou Group will operate 21 more trains in addition to the old schedule, to meet the increasing travel demand of passengers. The additional trains include those between Guangzhou and Changsha, Shenzhen and Foshan.

 

3. The south extension of Guangzhou-Qingyuan intercity rail, with a planned length of 22.002 kilometers, started construction on June 28. Once completed, it will enable residents to travel from Huadu to Qingyuan in 25 minutes and from downtown Guangzhou to Qingyuan in 40 minutes.


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Aerial photo taken on June 29, 2020 shows water gushing out from sluiceways of the Three Gorge reservoir on the Yangtze River in central China's Hubei Province. Due to heavy rain in the upper streams of the Yangtze River, the Three Gorge reservoir has been seeing an increase of inflow recently. (Photos: people.com.cn) 

 

4. The death toll from a rainstorm in Mianning county in Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture in Sichuan province rose to 12 on Monday, with 10 people reported missing, the county government information office said.

 

5. The national security law for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region will fully protect the human rights and freedoms people currently enjoy in the SAR, legal experts said after more details of the draft law were made public.

 

6. China's Hainan Province will increase its annual tax-free shopping quota for travelers from the current 30,000 yuan to 100,000 yuan (about 14,123 U.S. dollars) per person each year, effective from tomorrow (July 1st).

 

World

 

1. WHO says that living with COVID-19 will be new normal as global cases top 10 million.

 

2. Head of the U.S. CDC Anthony Fauci said the coronavirus that plagued the NYC came from Europe instead of China.

 

3. Iran has issued an arrest warrant for U.S. President Donald Trump and 35 others over the killing of top general Qassem Soleimani and has asked Interpol for help, Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said on Monday, according to the Fars news agency.

 

4. Former US President Barack Obama has slammed his successor Donald Trump who tries to promote anti-Asian sentiment by using racist language "kung flu" to call the coronavirus during campaign rallies, US media reported on Monday.

 

5. Brazil's Sao Paulo state will fine people, businesses for failing to use face masks, starting tomorrow.

 

6. The United Nations is rolling out a campaign to fight misinformation, particularly that on COVID-19, telling people who are about to retransmit social media content to pause, a senior UN official said on Monday.

 

Editor: Annie

Source: China Daily, CGTN, People's Daily, Xinhua