The former party chief of Liaoning and Jilin provinces, Wang Min, is placed under investigation by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.
Power outages are reported in the Northeast China provinces of Liaoning, Jilin, and Heilongjiang. Local media said that the cause of the outages was an increase in coal prices. The State Grid Corporation of China said that it would take comprehensive measures to ensure an adequate power supply for people's basic needs and try its best to avoid power cuts.
China reports 127 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. From that, 123 of them were locally transmitted which includes 112 in Xinjiang and 11 in Liaoning. It is the highest number of cases reported since March 5.
Beijing Deputy Communist Party Secretary Lü Xiwen and Shanghai vice mayor Ai Baojun are placed under investigation by the top anti-graft body of the Communist Party of China, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.
A blast at a steel plant in Liaoning, northeastern China, kills 13 people and injures 17. [http:--www.bangkokpost.com-news-asia-280848-china-factory-blast-kills-13-injures-17 ("Bangkok Post")]date=August 2019
Eleven rare Siberian tigers—of which only an estimated 300 remain in the wild—die of malnutrition after living in little cages and eating chicken bones at the Shenyang Forest Wild Animal Zoo in Liaoning.