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.

Last chance to speculate on China’s leadership transition – China’s latest political and current affairs news

The new lineup of the Politburo Standing Committee (PBSC), the seven-member team leading China’s government helmed by General Secretary…

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Tesla to pay import tariffs on cars built in planned Shanghai plant – China’s latest business and technology news

The Wall Street Journal reports (paywall) that American electric-car maker Tesla has reached a deal with the government of…

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Consensus forming that Xi will not retire in 2022? – China’s latest political and current affairs news

The South China Morning Post says that “sources familiar with top-level party discussions” believe that Xi Jinping will name…

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Consensus forming that Wang Qishan will retire? – China’s latest political and current affairs news

The South China Morning Post says “two well-placed sources” believe that the man considered second most powerful in China,…

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Xi highlights environmental protection in speech – China’s latest political and current affairs news

Coverage of Xi Jinping’s speech to China’s 19th national congress on October 18 mostly focused, rightly, on topics such…

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Foreign aid: China gives a fifth as much as the U.S., and there is no ‘master plan’ – China’s latest political and current affairs news

Last week, the U.S.-based research group AidData released an extensive data set and study of China’s financial transactions…

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A China-led Asian order ‘has arrived,’ former Australian ambassador says – China’s latest political and current affairs news

“Whether we like it or not, and mostly we don’t, Xi Jinping will be the single most important influence…

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In China, a skewed system leads to sweeping science fraud – China’s latest business and technology news

The New York Times reports (paywall) on what has led to China becoming the world’s capital of science fraud,…

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Regulators target risk in insurance industry – China’s latest business and technology news

After “years of booming growth amid lax supervision,” the insurance sector is finally getting attention from China’s famously risk-averse…

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A barred human rights activist and booing soccer fans in Hong Kong – China’s latest political and current affairs news

“I said: ‘Does this mean “one country, two systems” is dead? Is it “one country, one system” now?’ He…

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Alibaba to nearly triple R&D spending to $15 billion over three years – China’s latest business and technology news

Ecommerce giant Alibaba is furthering its push into new technologies such as quantum computing and artificial intelligence with a…

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Chinese mines in Congo ordered to stop exporting cheap metals – China’s latest business and technology news

Reuters reports that the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has ordered the Sicomines joint venture to stop exporting…

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A gesture of goodwill on the China-India border – China’s latest political and current affairs news

India’s defense minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, has been in office for just over a month, and on October…

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China locks down for leadership changes, but can’t stop Guo Wengui – China’s latest political, current affairs, and business news

As the MacroPolo Institute explains in its introduction to the upcoming leadership shuffle at the 19th Party Congress…

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China gives 3,000 rifles to the Philippines for ‘friendly and cooperative relations’ – China’s latest political and current affairs news

The South China Morning Post reports that China has donated $22 million in arms and ammunition to the Philippines,…

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