Sky Canaves, Author at SupChina
Sky Canaves

Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.

Trade war, day 133: A letter from Beijing, and Peter Navarro in the naughty corner

News outlets are citing multiple unnamed sources confirming that…

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Trade war, day 131: China hawk says there may be ‘outlines of a deal’

In another sign of a potential thaw in relations, the Wall Street Journal reports

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Trade war, day 126: China talks up G20 meeting as exports surge

The planned meeting between Xí Jìnpíng 习近平 and Donald Trump in Buenos Aires on the sidelines of the G20 summit is still…

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Trade war, day 125: Pessimism surrounding U.S. elections, Singapore summit steals Shanghai trade fair’s thunder

Any hopes in Beijing that Democratic Party gains in…

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Trade war, day 124: Xi’s ‘firefighter’ at work

At the Bloomberg New Economy Forum in Singapore on Tuesday, Chinese Vice President Wáng Qíshān…

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Guo Shuqing comes out ahead at central bank as economic czar Liu He tends to trade

The surprise shuffles at the top keep coming. Last week, when…

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Guo Shuqing to lead merged banking and insurance regulator

Last week, we reported on the major government body reshuffling that included, perhaps most significantly, the merger of…

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Trump’s tariffs toughen up as China urges a rational approach to trade

The tariffs are coming. Last week, we reported on…

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The ugly side of China’s beauty consumption boom

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Hong Kong bookseller seized again as Swedish diplomats looked on

Gui Minhui 桂敏海, one of five Hong Kong-based book publishers who went missing in late 2015 and later surfaced…

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China advances gene editing with American technology

The Wall Street Journal reports (paywall) that at least 86…

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A glimmer of sunshine in Beijing’s smog fight

Will 2017 be marked as a turning point in the Chinese…

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Not-so-smooth sailing for cruise operators in China

The major international cruise firms have been keen to capitalize on…

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Xi ends the year with tight grip on power

At a meeting on Wednesday, China’s Politburo agreed to put a proposal on constitutional amendments at the top of…

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Hainan Province scraps local GDP targets to save beaches

Often dubbed the Hawaii (or Florida) of China, Hainan Island has seen an explosion in tourism and…

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