Editor’s note for Monday, August 17, 2020

A note from the editor of today's SupChina Access newsletter.

My thoughts today:

“Thousands of partygoers packed out a water park over the weekend in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus first emerged late last year, keen to party as the city edges back to normal life,” reports Agence France-Presse, presenting this — for those of us still stuck in COVID-19 lockdowns — eye-popping video.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), America’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, called on “the National Basketball Association (NBA) to prioritize its ‘commitment to social justice over profits’ by ending all collaboration with the Chinese Communist Party until the government ceases its ongoing campaign of genocide against the country’s Uyghur Muslim minority.”

Our word of the day is Railway departments are resolutely implementing the central government’s ‘six stabilizations’ and ‘six guarantees’: 铁路部门坚决贯彻落实中央“六稳” “六保” tiělù bùmén jiānjué guànchè luòshí zhōngyāng “liù wěn” “liù bǎo” (see China’s railways are buzzing with activity, especially those connecting to Europe).

—Jeremy Goldkorn, Editor-in-Chief