Lucas Niewenhuis, Author at SupChina
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.

Baidu’s free-fall continues: No longer Top 5 among Chinese internet companies

Faking search results, losing public trust, antagonizing critics, etc. —…

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Beijing finds a common strategy on trade frictions and Hong Kong: Blame the U.S.

If you are following U.S.-China relations or the Hong Kong protests closely, we would recommend reading two Foreign…

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A turn toward an all-out techno-trade war

Yesterday afternoon, Donald Trump ratcheted up trade tensions again by…

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Beijing makes clear it is trying to punish Taiwan’s DPP

Image: Jerome Favre (Bloomberg/Getty Images) When Beijing unexpectedly announced two days ago that it would stop issuing individual…

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Beijing threatens, with video, that it could quash Hong Kong protests

A propaganda video debuted at a reception in Hong Kong for the 92nd anniversary of the establishment of the People’s…

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Trade talks end with a whimper. Sides promise to talk more

After the 12th round of trade talks since the tariff…

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After two failures, a Chinese private company follows SpaceX to orbit

China’s private space industry hit a milestone yesterday: i-Space, a three-year-old Beijing-based startup, announced on WeChat (link in Chinese) that…

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Hong Kong Yuen Long protest is banned, but protesters still plan gathering

Whoever organized the triad gang attacks in Yuen Long in Hong Kong on Sunday is probably pleased with this effect…

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Xinjiang: Joint letter at UN signed by 22 countries, but not U.S.

Reuters reports that “Nearly two dozen countries have called on China to halt its mass detention…

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No bargaining chip too big: techno-trade war talks resume

CNBC reports that “U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke to Chinese Vice…

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Memories of June Fourth leading up to its 30th anniversary

Some good reporting, essays, and reflections to read about the legacy of the 1989 Tiananmen protests, and the bloody…

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Beijing makes third threat to cut off rare earth elements to U.S.

In the center of page 3 of today’s People’s Daily, the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party,…

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‘China backtracked on nearly all aspects of U.S. trade deal’

After Trump’s tweeted tariff threat that upset trade talk expectations on Monday,…

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U.K. approves Huawei equipment for non-core network

The United Kingdom has approved the use of Huawei equipment for at least some parts of its 5G data…

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Ericsson runs into 5G licensing trouble in China

The Wall Street Journal reports (paywall) that last Friday, April 12, “some 20 investigators from China’s State Administration for…

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