Lucas Niewenhuis

Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company’s newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.

China pushes a peace plan for Rohingya refugee crisis

On November 19, China proposed a three-step process for resolving the refugee crisis of 600,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing from…

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Chinese smartphone makers look beyond ‘saturated’ China market

Two of China’s largest smartphone companies are staking out new claims abroad, where they see greater growth opportunity than…

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Can EV demand meet supply in China?

Stories of massive change — or, if you insist, disruption — in the Chinese auto market: Toyota is piling onto the…

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No one wants to criticize China on the South China Sea anymore

U.S. President Donald Trump used his Twitter megaphone to declare on November 15 that “our great country…

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VW to invest $12 billion in electric cars in China

Volkswagen (VW) has become the latest Western car company to invest aggressively in electric vehicles in China, following China’s…

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U.S. to register Chinese journalists as foreign agents?

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, an advisory body to the U.S. Congress, submitted its

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Will China’s appetite for pork spike inflation in 2018?

China eats and produces about half of the world’s pork, and the number is only expected to…

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From Nepal to Indonesia, few signs of progress for Belt and Road

Some Belt and Road projects have been canceled or have stalled recently, raising questions about the future…

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South Korea swings closer to Beijing

Since an unexpected détente between Beijing and Seoul at the end of October, South Korea has continued…

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Singles Day wraps up a $25 billion shopping spree

Singles Day (双十一 shuāng shíyī; “double eleven,” or 11/11), the retail holiday publicized by ecommerce giant Alibaba, again broke…

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Trump, no longer near his object of infatuation, to ramp up pressure on trade?

Donald Trump left Beijing for Vietnam on November 10, leaving in his wake a flurry of propaganda and…

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An optimistic take on U.S.-China climate change cooperation

On the subject of climate change and U.S.-China relations, the dominant media narrative is, by far, that “

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Can new ‘super regulator’ be superhero for China’s debt? – China’s latest business and technology news

Central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan 周小川 last week described (in Chinese) what he sees as the “hidden, complex,…

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Philippines backed down after standoff in Spratlys with China – China’s latest political and current affairs news

Rappler reports that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte overrode his country’s military’s decision to build facilities for fisherman on…

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Billion-dollar deals fall apart as U.S. and China get pickier – China’s latest business and technology news

Chinese investments abroad in sectors deemed sensitive by host countries or undesirable by China are increasingly running into trouble: A…

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