Anthony Tao, Author at SupChina
Anthony Tao

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

Liu Xia is free

Eight years after being placed under de facto house arrest despite committing no crime, Liu Xia 刘霞 — the widow…

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Japan’s World Cup win was “Asia’s victory,” says Chinese newspaper

Japan made history on Tuesday when it defeated Colombia 2-1…

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Xi Jinping and China get the John Oliver treatment

“China: the country responsible for huge technological advances, and yet it still can’t seem to get pandas to fuck.” Thus…

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Another fire in Daxing district, Beijing

Around 7 pm on Friday, a fire broke out in Xinjian Village 新建村 in Daxing District 大兴区, Beijing, reportedly about…

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Third suspect in two months nabbed at a Jacky Cheung concert

Maybe criminals should stop attending Jacky Cheung concerts. For the third time in less than two months, a Chinese fugitive…

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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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