Articles by Duncan Hewitt

Duncan Hewitt is Shanghai correspondent for Newsweek/IBT Media. He was previously a BBC correspondent in Beijng and Shanghai, and also worked for the BBC World Service in London, focusing on East and Southeast Asia. He studied Chinese at Edinburgh University, and first lived in China in the late 1980s. His book ‘Getting Rich First – Life in a Changing China’ (Vintage UK, 2008) looks at the social changes unleashed by China’s economic reforms. 


China-Taiwan Relations Enter A New Era

Analysts predict a difficult start as Taiwan’s first female leader, Tsai Ing-wen, takes office, but $200 billion in trade with China may prevent extreme volatility.
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The Agony And The Ecstasy Of Uber China

Shanghai arrested 1,100 people for civil disobedience in March. What were they doing? Driving for Uber and other ride-hailing apps — and challenging China’s tightly regulated taxi sector.

Chinese Media Urge Patience With North Korea

The media criticized North Korea’s nuclear program, but suggested Pyongyang was willing to emerge from isolation and reform its economy, adding that China will never “curse the country.”

Trump Wins Some Support In China

Experts said Donald Trump might seek to put more economic pressure on China, but was less likely than Hillary Clinton to pressure Beijing over geopolitics.

China’s NGO Law Could Hit Civil Society

Critics say the new law, which requires all foreign nongovernmental organizations to be approved and scrutinized by Chinese police, could damage international cooperation.