An Ordinary Life, US-China Trade, Deleting Covid-19 Data Commentary from the Web, Week 29, 2021

Beijing Lights: ‘I feel excited about the new beginning

"It really seems like I have lived such an ordinary life. But whose life isn’t ordinary? No matter who you are, no matter how much money you have, everyone is ordinary in the end."

From SupChina, July 21, 2021: Beijing Lights is a column written by Huang Chenkuang, published by the Beijing-based literary arts collective Spittoon, in which she tells the stories of the marginalized from their point of view. It is syndicated here with permission. This article was originally published under the headline “What are we busy for?” (click through to read it in Chinese), and appears here with slight edits.


Mapped: The Top Trading Partner of Every U.S. State

From Visual Capitalist, July 19, 2021: Each state’s main import partner.


Why did Wuhan University researchers delete COVID-19 data at NIH?

It was NOT a cover-up and the data was NOT very valuable either, says Chinese official.

From Pekingnology, July 22, 2021: Your Pekingnologist attended the press conference on COVID origin tracing Thursday morning (GMT+8) at the State Council Information Office in Beijing and ran a live-tweeting thread if you are interested.

In this brief newsletter, your Pekingnologist wants to highlight one thing, which press reports of the press conference so far - from Reuters, the Washington PostAl JazeeraAPThe New York Times, and Bloomberg - haven’t covered yet.