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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.

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 Liberation…

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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 war began 391 days ago, the American and Chinese teams have…

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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 it had…

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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 of their…

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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 of ethnic Uighurs in the…

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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 Premier Liú Hè 刘鹤 and…

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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 crackdown…

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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, a commentary titled…

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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, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said that China…

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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 network,…

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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 Market Regulation raided…

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JD’s Richard Liu faces rape lawsuit

JD.com, China’s number two ecommerce company, made headlines last year in September, when founding CEO Richard Liu (刘强东 Liú Qiángdōng)…

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Who owns Huawei? Not its employees, says research paper

Huawei’s 2018 Annual Report states that Huawei “is a private company wholly owned by its employees,” with an “Employee Shareholding Scheme…

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‘Automated racism’ — facial recognition software targets Uyghurs

In a front-page story in today’s New York Times print edition (link to newspaper front; link to story online), tech reporter…

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Chinese employers might not favor U.S. university graduates

Inside Higher Ed reports that companies in China — even foreign companies in China — prefer local university graduates for entry-level…

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