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.

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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Migrant worker evictions: A mess for the Party

Six months into the job of Beijing Communist Party secretary and mayor of the capital, Xi Jinping protege Cai…

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WeChat issues official electronic Chinese identification cards

China’s most popular, all-purpose app, WeChat, is poised to extend its…

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A Chinese newspaper in America

Beijing’s effort to expand its soft power overseas through its official media outlets, such as CCTV

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In ‘debt bondage’ to China

In what he describes as a “predatory approach,” Indian author and scholar Brahma Chellany says China has been turning its…

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Five years in prison for selling VPNs

The use of virtual private networks (VPNs) to get around China’s internet censorship came under increased scrutiny in…

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