China's central bank started to issue a set of commemorative coins for the centenary of the Communist Party of China. [Photo/IC]
>Commemorative coins to mark CPC centenary
China's central bank on Monday started to issue a set of commemorative coins to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, and all the commemorative coins are the nation's legal tender. The set has nine coins, including three in gold, five in silver, and one copper-alloy coin, according to the People's Bank of China.
〖中〗国人民银行于6「月」21日起陆续刊行 中国 *** 确立[100周年数念币一套。该套纪念币共9枚，其中金质纪念币3枚，银质纪念币5枚，双色铜合金纪念币1枚，均为中华人民共和王法定钱币。
Chinese residents can book for the exchange online or offline from Aug 31 to Sept 4, in two separate batches.
The central bank issued commemorative coins to mark the CPC's founding anniversaries in 2011 and 1991.
〖中〗国人民银行于1991年、2011年划分刊行了 中国 *** 确立[70周年、 中国 *** 确立[90周年通俗纪念币。
The special commemorative coins are designed for the centenary of the CPC, with the highest specification and the largest number of various types in a set, compared with previously issued coins of similar commemorative themes, said Fan Yifei, vice-governor of the PBOC.
中国人民银行副行长范一飞先容说，与前两次同题材纪念币刊行相比， 中国 *** 确立[100周年数念币的规格最高、品种最多。
The People's Bank of China. [Photo/Agencies]
>Crack down on crypto speculation
China's central bank has held regulatory talks with some banks and non-bank payment platforms, urging them to stop providing services for virtual-currency speculation.
The move was aimed at cracking down on the trading and speculation of bitcoin and other virtual currencies, protect the safety of people's property, and maintain financial security and stability, said the People's Bank of China.
Virtual-currency speculation disrupts the normal economic and financial order, enhances the risks of illegal and criminal activities, such as illegal cross-border asset transfer and money laundering, and seriously infringes on the safety of people's property, the PBOC said.
Banks and non-bank payment platforms must strictly follow regulatory requirements, fulfill their obligations on customer identification and not provide products or services, such as account opening, registration, trading, clearing and settlement, of virtual-currency-related activities, the PBOC said.
The PBOC urged the financial institutions to investigate and identify the accounts of virtual currency exchanges and over-the-counter traders, and promptly cut payment channels for virtual-currency trading.
It is necessary for the financial institutions to *** yze the transaction characteristics of virtual-currency speculation, increase technological input, and improve models for monitoring abnormal transactions, the central bank said.
Rescue team members transfer flood-stranded people with a rubber boat in Jingdezhen of East China's Jiangxi province, July 8, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]
>China steps up flood control preparedness
China's Ministry of Water Resources on Sunday urged flood-prevention efforts in the northeast of the country and heavy-rainfall preparedness in the south after continuous rainfall caused some rivers to swell above alert levels.
A total of 21 rivers in areas including Heilongjiang, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Sichuan provinces and the Inner Mongolia autonomous region have seen alert levels breached, according to the ministry.
The main streams of the Heilongjiang and Nenjiang rivers are expected to see obvious floods, it added.
Heavy rainfall will hit parts of China's southern region from Monday to Thursday, bringing above-alert-level floods in some *** all and medium-sized rivers in areas struck by rainstorms, meteorological data shows.
The ministry urged special flood-prevention efforts in these areas, emphasizing dike inspection and reinforcement, personnel relocation, as well as water regulation at reservoirs.
A general view of the Olympic Rings installed on a floating platform with the Rainbow Bridge in the background in preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan June 21, 2021. [Photo/Agencies]
>Tokyo sets spectator cap at 10,000
A maximum of 10,000 spectators will be allowed into each venue of the Tokyo Olympic Games, the Tokyo Olympic organizers said on Monday.
The long-awaited decision was made by Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, the Japanese government and the Tokyo metropolitan government, and reported to the International Olympic Committee and International Paralympic Committee at a virtual five-party meeting.
东京奥组委、日本 *** 和东京都 *** 配互助出了这一让人守候许久的决议，并在五方线上 *** 上转达给了国际奥委会和国际残奥委会。
"The spectator limit for the Olympic Games will be set at 50 percent of venue capacity, up to a maximum of 10,000 people at all venues," a statement read.
However, in the event that a state of emergency or other priority measures aimed at preventing infection is implemented at any time after July 12, 2021, restrictions on spectator numbers at the Games, including non-spectator competitions, will be based on the content of the state of emergency or other relevant measures in force at that time.