Editors note for December 13, 2019

Dear Access member,

Wherever you are in the world, please join us next Thursday, December 19, at 11 a.m. EST for a live chat on Slack with our science columnist and recent Sinica Podcast guestYangyang Cheng. If you haven’t yet joined our Slack channel, please email lucas@supchina.com.

Our word of the day is U.S.-China phase one trade deal (中美第一阶段经贸协议 zhōng měi dì yī jiēduàn jīngmào xiéyì).

—Jeremy Goldkorn, Editor-in-Chief