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.

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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What’s China have to do with Maldives? – China’s latest political and current affairs news

Here is some news from far outside Beijing, where Donald Trump will arrive on November 8 for a state…

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Trump to ‘rejoice in grandiosity’ in Beijing, but will a hawkish turn follow? – China’s latest political and current affairs news

Donald Trump is set to arrive in Beijing on November 8 after he stops in Japan and South…

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Will China dominate Eurasia, supplanting Russia? – China’s latest political and current affairs news

It is really still too early to tell where China’s Belt and Road Initiative may lead, and part…

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What happened at China’s 19th Party Congress – China’s latest political and current affairs news

We are now two weeks out from the conclusion of the 19th Party Congress, and the Party’s propaganda…

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China upgrades its carrier and pushes its ocean claims – China’s latest political and current affairs news

China has made a “breakthrough” in its naval jet launch system, enhancing the efficiency of the Type 002, the…

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The end of anything-goes ecommerce? – China’s latest business and technology news

Online shops operated by individual entrepreneurs selling goods through sites like Taobao and social media like Weibo and WeChat…

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Trump heads to Asia with an unclear strategy on China – China’s latest political and current affairs news

U.S. President Donald Trump is preparing for the most consequential foreign trip of his presidency, a 12-day tour…

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After the 19th Party Congress: Promotions, anti-corruption, and a scramble to research Xi Jinping Thought – China’s latest political and current affairs news

Here is a rundown of the major developments in Chinese politics since the closing of the 19th Party…

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China’s leadership scraps internal polls after ‘vote buying’ – China’s latest political and current affairs news

A detailed October 26 article (in Chinese) on central state media Xinhua (shorter English version here) has…

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News ways of making and spending money with your phone – China’s latest business and technology news

Tech in Asia has an article highlighting five innovative ways that Chinese consumers are spending money using their…

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China leads world in female billionaires – China’s latest business and technology news

The South China Morning Post notes that according to the Hurun Richest Women in China 2017 report, “There are…

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