Editors note December 12, 2019

Dear Access member,

Our apologies again for the confusion yesterday as we changed email systems. We’re still working through a backlog of emails: If you have an urgent question and are expecting to hear from me, please write again to subscriptions@supchina.com.

Thanks for your patience. Once we iron out the bugs, our new system will be able to offer you a smoother experience, including better presentation of our archives, ability to search, and more.

Our word of the day is tentative agreement 暂定协议 zàndìng xiéyì.

—Jeremy Goldkorn, Editor-in-Chief