Trending searches on Weibo: Ukraine-Russia Crisis; Two Sessions; Air fryers
China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Tuesday that Beijing "deeply regrets that conflict has broken out between Ukraine and Russia, and is paying extreme attention to the harm suffered by civilians" in a phone call with Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. Wang called on both nations to resolve the crisis through negotiation.
Ginger River believes it is the first phone call made between the senior officials of China and Ukriane since Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized "a special military operation" in Donbass last Thursday.
Today's top 10 trending searches on Weibo as of 8:00 p.m. (1200 GMT)
1. Russia to host 1st Intl "anti-fascist" conference in August
2. A Chinese national reported injured by bullets in Ukraine
3. Tips about annual "two sessions"
4. "Different opinions and sensitivities" among EU members on Kiev's accession
5. Never use an air fryer to make eggs
6. Russia to continue military operation in Ukraine
7. A Documentary Reveals Danish Orphans Used In CIA-Backed Experiment
8. Yuzuru Hanyu to miss world figure skating championships
9. Russia's term as UN Security Council president ends
10. Wuhan University develops "antipyretic" phone case
1.Russia to host 1st Intl "anti-fascist" conference in August -- Disclose.tv
2.A Chinese national reported injured by bullets in Ukraine
A Chinese national reportedly injured by bullets on the way from eastern Ukraine to Lviv has been sent to the hospital for treatment, CMG reported on Tuesday. -- China Media Group (CMG)
At press time of this newsletter, no more details have been given by CMG. Meanwhile, Ginger River found that it seemed that CMG's tweet for the news had been deleted.
3.Tips about annual "two sessions"
The People's Daily has produced a set of graphics on Weibo (Chinese) to introduce knowledge related to the "two sessions," the annual sessions of the national legislature and the national political advisory body, which begins this year on March 4 in Beijing. For English readers, you may find this piece of "Explainer" from SCMP helpful.
It will offer China’s top officials the chance to lay out major economic policies affecting global markets and serves as a rare occasion to answer key domestic and international concerns.
Authorities have already raised the “threefold pressure”of contraction of demand, supply shocks and weaker expectations.
External headwinds are also growing with the US Federal Reserve’s potentially aggressive monetary tightening,continued technological containment efforts by the United States and commodity price hikes caused by geopolitical tensions.
The ongoing crisis in Ukraine has added a further complication as more confrontations between major powers that have already haunted the global economic recovery and commodities markets loom.
4."Different opinions and sensitivities" among EU members on Kiev's accession -- euronews
5.Never use an air fryer to make eggs
It is an online campaign for bloggers and gourmets to promote low-carb and ketogenic diets, in which using air fryers to make dishes with eggs has been strongly encouraged, such as roast egg tart, toast, yogurt cake.
Ginger River is not an expert on this and not sure if it is going to help if you want to lose some weight. According to high-frequency data from BigOne Lab, a leading data research company, air fryers is the among fastest growing consumer segments in China over the last few months.
6.Russia to continue operation in Ukraine until goals achieved -- Xinhua
7.A Documentary Reveals Danish Orphans Used In CIA-Backed Experiment -- VOI
The news and the documentary have brought discussion about violation of human rights among netizens.
8.Yuzuru Hanyu to miss world figure skating championships -- NBC Sports
The Japanese two-time Olympic champion is probably the most popular foreign winter sports star in China.
9.Russia's term as UN Security Council president ends -- CNN
10.Wuhan University develops "antipyretic" phone case
According to Jimu News, Chinese smartphone brand OPPO's newly released Find X5 series comes with an "ice skin" cooling phone case. The case was jointly developed with Wuhan University and uses Glacier Mat, a new material for heat dissipation, to take away the heat from the phone's back panel through moisture evaporation.