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.

Friday song: Vava, queen of Chinese hip-hop, demands ‘look at me’ on Crazy Rich Asians soundtrack

From its first line, you know exactly what Vava’s hit song, “My New Swag” (我的新衣 wǒ de xīn yī),…

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Trade war, day 77: September 24 escalation forebodes a long and bloody conflict

We’ve been calling it a trade war for a while. “Day 1,” by our counting, was marked by the…

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Trade war, day 76: Who will win as the Chinese and American economies ‘divorce’?

In less than five days, the scope of the U.S.-China trade war is set to more…

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Trade war, day 75: Trump’s $200 billion to be met with $60 billion retaliation from China

As we noted in our Access newsletter yesterday (paywall), President Trump issued a statement late on Monday…

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Trade war, day 70: ‘No pressure to make a deal with China’

Yesterday, news broke that the U.S., led by Steven Mnuchin at the Treasury Department, was reaching out…

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Increasing Uyghur activism abroad against abuses in Xinjiang

The South China Morning Post says: “Emboldened by international scrutiny, the American Uyghur diaspora is increasingly willing…

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Trade war, day 69: More talks proposed, but no signs of structural change

The U.S. Treasury Department, led by Steven Mnuchin, is again attempting to find a deal on trade with China. …

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Trade war, day 68: ‘The risk of China and the US sliding into a new cold war is increasing’

The Financial Times has the latest must-read article (paywall) to understand the trade war, the key point of…

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Beijing dismisses reports of enormous abuses in Xinjiang

As we noted in our Access newsletter yesterday (paywall), several events coincided over the weekend and on Monday…

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Trade war, day 63: Chaos in D.C. deepens trenches even further

The public comment period for a $200 billion package of new tariffs on Chinese good is due to end…

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Trade war, day 62: Both sides dig in for long conflict

President Donald Trump is expected to soon move forward with slapping tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese goods…

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China-Africa forum kicks off in Beijing

The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) has been held every three years since 2006, alternating between Beijing and various…

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Trade war, day 61: Japan and Southeast Asia win; $200 billion more Trump tariffs coming

This Thursday, September 6, the U.S. Trade Representative will wrap up its public comment period for what would be…

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Trade war, day 56: Trump ties North Korea to trade, again

At this point, U.S.-China trade relations seem locked in to a tense state for months to come,…

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Will the U.S. sanction China over its Muslim ‘re-education’ camps?

Over the past year, a vast system of extralegal internment camps for Muslims in China’s far-western region of Xinjiang…

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