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China's Wang Han (top) and Shi Tingmao compete in the women's 3-meter synchronized springboard diving final at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Sunday. The pair won China's first diving gold medal of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. [Photo/Xinhua]

>China leads Tokyo gold rush

China led the gold rush on the second day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, with weightlifters Li Fabin, Chen Lijun and divers Shi Tingmao and Wang Han launching the national team to the top of the medal table on Sunday. Team China secured six golds, one silver and four bronzes to lead the medal haul, ahead of hosts Japan, who grabbed five golds and one silver.

The United States was in third place with four gold, two silver and four bronze medals.

On Saturday, student Yang Qian won China's first gold of the Tokyo Games in the women's 10-meter air rifle. China's two other gold medals on Saturday were won by Hou Zhihui in the women's 49kg weightlifting and Sun Yiwen, who won the women's epee.


Rescuers carry sand bags onto a vehicle to prepare for the typhoon In-Fa at a village in Dongyang city, Zhejiang province, on July 26, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]

>Emergency response called for typhoon areas

Chinese authorities on Sunday launched a level-IV emergency response for disaster relief as Typhoon In-Fa hit the eastern coastal province of Zhejiang. The response was co-activated by the China National Commission for Disaster Reduction and the Ministry of Emergency Management for disaster-stricken areas, including Zhoushan, Shaoxing and Ningbo.

Work teams dispatched to the affected regions earlier shall also serve as disaster-relief forces to inspect losses and provide guidance to local departments, the ministry said.

Typhoon In-Fa made landfall in east China's Zhejiang province at noon on Sunday, packing winds of up to 38 meters per second at its center according to the provincial flood control headquarters. The typhoon -- the sixth this year -- hit land in Putuo district of Zhoushan at approximately 12:30 pm, the headquarters said.

Zhejiang has opened more than 12,000 temporary shelter facilities to the public.

In the neighboring megacity of Shanghai, Typhoon In-Fa felled over 1,000 trees and caused waterlogging in several places as of Sunday at noon.

All inbound and outbound flights at Shanghai's Pudong International Airport and Hongqiao International Airport were canceled on Sunday.

All inbound high-speed trains for Shanghai's railway stations were canceled starting 7 pm Sunday.


An outlet of New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. [Photo/Provided to China Daily]

>China to rein in tutoring sector

Chinese authorities have introduced a guideline to ease the burdens of excessive homework and off-campus tutoring for students undergoing compulsory education.

The guideline, jointly issued by the general offices of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council on Saturday, bans local authorities from approving any new tutoring institutions for academic course training during the nine years of compulsory education. All existing curriculum-based tutoring institutions will have to register as nonprofit organizations and cannot raise money from the public, the guideline said, adding investment in such institutions by listed companies will also be prohibited.

Tutoring institutions should not offer overseas education courses, nor teach content too advanced for the school curriculum, it said. Curriculum-based training will also not be allowed on weekends, national holidays or during winter and summer vacations.


Skyline of historical neighborhood of Quanzhou [Photo by Chen Yingjie for chinadaily.com.cn]

>Quanzhou added to UNESCO World Heritage List

"Quanzhou: Emporium of the World in Song-Yuan China" was inscribed onto the UNESCO World Heritage List on Sunday during the ongoing 44th Session of the World Heritage Committee hosted in Fuzhou, Fujian province, bringing the total number of the country's UNESCO World Heritage sites to 56.

The new entry includes 22 sites and monuments across Quanzhou, which reflect a prosperous picture of maritime trade from the 10th to 14th centuries.

The Song (960-1279) and Yuan (1271-1368) dynasties witnessed a peak in ancient Chinese maritime trade, and Quanzhou, then known overseas as Zayton, grew into one of the busiest seaports in the world.

The 22 representative historic monuments and sites include administrative buildings and structures; facilities showing the city's structure, such as its gates, walls and roads; religious sites and statues that witnessed multicultural communities; cultural memorial sites and monuments; iron and ceramic production sites and the city's transportation network formed by bridges, docks and pagodas that guided voyages.


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