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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.

Kim Jong-un ends fourth visit to China with Beijing’s support, eyes on second Trump meeting

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un continued to solidify his relationship with Xi Jinping in a

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Trade war, day 189: Chinese commerce ministry mum on details of negotiations

China’s commerce ministry has now also issued a statement (in Chinese) about…

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Trade war, day 188: Will Trump’s stock market obsession cut short negotiations?

For over half a year, we have tracked the escalation of tariffs and the outlook for economic…

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How China’s Belt and Road reportedly funded corruption in Malaysia

The Wall Street Journal has a bombshell story (paywall) about China’s overseas…

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Trade war, day 187: Talks are extended to third day in Beijing

U.S.-China trade talks between mid-level officials, which were scheduled for January 7-8, have been extended a day,…

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Trade war, day 182: Weak China sales for Apple

Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote a letter (full text;

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Trade war, day 181: Lighthizer may push for more tariffs

There is not much news in the U.S.-China trade war since last Friday, when we highlighted…

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Trade war, day 168: Fresh accusations of stolen technology, but no sanctions (yet)

The U.S. Justice Department has, for the fourth time in three months, unveiled a significant indictment (

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Belt and Road and military jets in Pakistan

The New York Times has a scoop: Since Trump announced (via Twitter, of course) on January 1…

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Trade war, day 167: Face-to-face talks scheduled for January

Steven Mnuchin, the U.S. Treasury Secretary who is reportedly not leading U.S.-China trade talks but joined U.S. Trade Representative…

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Canada ‘trying to buy time’ as third citizen detained in China

The Toronto Star reports (porous paywall) that a third Canadian in China…

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Ofo on verge of bankruptcy

Ofo, one of two companies that came out on top of the bike-sharing gold…

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Trade war, day 166: China admits it has Canadian hostages

The SCMP notes that “any direct mention of the specific challenges China faced, above all a slowing…

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Trade war, day 161: Are U.S.-China relations beyond repair?

Other than the nasty Canada-China hostage situation, described above, which is officially not related to the trade…

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Trade war, day 160: Is Beijing softening Made in China 2025?

Since March, when the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released its “Section 301” report on Chinese trade…

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