Anthony Tao, Author at SupChina
Anthony Tao

Anthony is the Asia managing editor of SupChina. Follow him @anthonytao

Watch: Nicki Minaj cosplays as Chinese Street Fighter Chun-Li on SNL

Here’s Nicki Minaj on Saturday Night Live last night trying to make herself the center of some cultural appropriation…

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Friday Song: Mao Zedong said ‘Change must come through the barrel of a gun’

Mao Zedong didn’t say that, of course. He said “枪杆子里面出政权” (qiānggǎnzi lǐmiàn chū zhèngquán) — Political power grows out of the…

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Film Friday: ‘A Big Deal,’ just in time for Mother’s Day

Let’s try something. A SupChina film recommendation column, to run every Friday, called Film Friday. This could be…

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Au revoir, Great Leap No. 12: Another popular Beijing bar forced to close

If you’re a beer drinker in Beijing, I know where you’re at right now. That’s because tonight is the…

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In China, this truck ain’t truckin’

Not like the do-dah man. Not to Buffalo. Not to home (probably). While we’re at these cultural references —…

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Picture of the Day: Dockless, eh?

The recent kerfuffle over scooters in American cities like San…

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Friday Song: Forward, forward! Sing into the night

I was scootering past Guangqumen Bridge just southeast of Beijing Railway Station tonight when I encountered the scene above,…

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‘Are you coming to the orgy?’ Check out the hoodie Michael Chen wore on the Chinese reality show ‘Keep Running’

Here’s a bit of fun from usually staid Chinese television: Keep Running (奔跑吧 bēnpǎoba), adapted from South Korea, is a…

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18 dead after fire in Guangdong karaoke bar, arson suspect arrested

At least 18 are dead and five injured in the southern Chinese city of Qingyuan 清远, Guangdong province,…

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Chinese state media parrots Russian claim that ‘White Helmets staged chemical attack video’

In the video above, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV reports, uncritically, on a Russian television story that claims the April…

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Friday Song: ‘The Empty Chair,’ performed by Ah-Q Jazz Arkestra

Gonna let this Beijing jazz band play us out. Here’s Ah-Q Jazz Arkestra, featuring Matt Roberts on trombone,…

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Photos: Kim Jong-un meets Xi Jinping in Beijing

Kim Jong-un made his first known diplomatic trip outside of North Korea on Monday, arriving in Beijing via…

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Friday Song: Spring is here

You might disagree if you live in the northeastern part of the United States, but spring has arrived. The…

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Friday Song: Hanggai — Drinking Song

It’s Friday night, basketball games are on, we’re happy, and we’ve been drinking a little. Perhaps you should as…

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Friday Song: Jess Meider, guest on Tuesday’s Sinica Live Show

Jess Meider, who has been gracing jazz stages around China for 20 years, will…

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