Since April, many depositors of several village banks in Henan Province have been unable to withdraw their money. Some depositors at local banks said they were given red health codes. Therefore, they were unable to go to the bank to take back their money. The amount of money involved is estimated as high as nearly 40 billion yuan (about $6 billion.) Since then, protests and conflicts have broken out in many places.

According to Taiwanese media Central News Agency, on July 10, nearly 3,000 bank depositors from all over the country went to Zhengzhou to defend their rights. Outside the Zhengzhou branch of China’s central bank, they were besieged by the police. Some were injured when security personnel dispersed the crowd.

Many videos show that a large number of bank depositors held slogans demanding that the bank pay back their deposits. The slogans and banners read, “Against the corruption and violence of the Henan government”

Some threw plastic bottles at security staff when they dragged some of the protesters away. 

Supermarket requires consumers to register personal information when buying imported fruits

The outbreak of COVID-19 created obstacles for imported fruit. 

According to the staff of the market supervision department, at present, if imported fruits want to be sold, they must have “three certificates” such as the inspection and quarantine certificate, disinfection certificate, and nucleic acid test report. Besides, a basic entry certificate must be provided.

Additionally, some photos shared by people on social platforms also show a supermarket in Beijing asking consumers to register personal information when buying imported fruits.

White species called Bái ní mǎ invaded Qingdao waters on a large scale

On July 6, Hu Dashan, a fisherman from Yinghai Pier in Jiaozhou, Qingdao, caught more than 600 kilograms (1323 pounds) of sea stars, Bái ní mǎ or “white mud ants”, among others. These creatures destroyed more than 5,000 acres of his clam, losing millions of yuan. 

For the first time in Qingdao, white species are now widely appearing.

Bái ní mǎ, whose scientific name is Philine kinglipini, is found in the Bohai Sea, Yellow Sea, East China Sea, and other sea areas. Its body length is about 40-42mm (about 1.6 inches). Its teeth are well-developed in the abdominal cavity so that it can feed on clams, oysters, and other farmed shellfish.

The question of why this year, these white species, and the starfish together appeared was still a mystery.

Hot weather occurred in many places, and Sichuan surpassed ‘the place as hot as fire’ in temperature

Since July 6, high-temperature weather has occurred in many parts of Sichuan, even breaking the year’s highest temperature record. At the same time, Xinjiang, the eastern Northwest Region, the eastern Southwest region, North China, Huanghuai, Zhejiang, and other places have experienced high-temperature weather over 35℃ ( 95°F).

For days, the hot weather in Sichuan has continued. According to statistics, at 5:00 p.m. on July 6, Sichuan’s temperature surpassed Turpan’s.

According to Remote Lands, Turpan is known as Huo Zhou in China, which refers to “a place as hot as fire.” 

On that day, the country’s three hottest cities are in Sichuan. Among them, Gaoxian County, Yibin City, recorded the highest temperature of 40.5 ℃ (104.9°F). Leshan City, Mabian Yi Autonomous County, and Jianyang City, Chengdu, reached 40.3℃ (104.5°F).

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