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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.

Will China ‘weaponize’ its U.S. debt holdings?

Lucas Niewenhuis explains why China doesn’t want its currency to strengthen, and why it wouldn’t take the “nuclear option” of selling…

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The ‘debt-trap diplomacy’ debate: Are China’s loans predatory?

China has poured mountains of cash into infrastructure projects abroad, leading smaller countries to worry about exploitation. But while there…

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Hongkongers write their own anthem, ‘Glory to Hong Kong’

It’s no secret that many Hongkongers, especially young people, are no fans of the Chinese national anthem. The proposal of…

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China Daily conflates Hong Kong protests with 9-11 terrorist attack

China Daily Hong Kong posted a shocking photo on Facebook of the World Trade Center in New York in flames on…

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Hong Kong protests: Three future dates to watch

A day after Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam (林鄭月娥 Lín Zhèng Yuè’é) announced that she would formally withdraw the extradition…

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Techno-trade war update: American companies want to stay in China

A new survey from the U.S.-China Business Council is out, and its key findings show that the rhetoric in Washington over the…

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WSJ reporter ejected for report on Xi’s cousin

Pictured: Ming Chai (image via The Age) In late July, the Australian 60 Minutes TV show and the newspapers The Age and the Sydney Morning…

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Activists and lawmakers arrested, no concessions allowed in Hong Kong

On the eve of the five-year anniversary of the decision by the National People’s Congress on August 31, 2014, to establish…

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YouTube disables channels on Hong Kong, following Twitter’s lead

Earlier this week we noted how Twitter and Facebook banned Beijing bots. Yesterday, YouTube followed suit, disabling 210 channels. Here’s Google’s announcement:…

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Techno-trade war update: The U.S. is hurting while China’s doing fine

Yesterday, day 412 of the U.S.-China techno trade war, Donald Trump chose to dial up the megalomania by declaring himself the “Chosen…

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

Faking search results, losing public trust, antagonizing critics, etc. — it’s all contributed to this: Baidu is no longer in…

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China’s ‘social re-engineering’ of Uyghurs, explained by Darren Byler

Mass internment in concentration camps, forced labor, parent-child separation: These are just a few of the realities of life for…

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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 Ministry Q&As…

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A turn toward an all-out techno-trade war

Yesterday afternoon, Donald Trump ratcheted up trade tensions again by announcing, in a four-tweet thread, that despite “constructive talks” in Shanghai,…

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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 travel permits to…

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