Anthony Tao, Author at SupChina
Anthony Tao

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

China has played itself

By attacking the NBA, China exposed the more unsavory aspects of its authoritarian ways to a wider segment of the…

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‘South Park’ doesn’t seem upset about being banned in China

Congratulations are in order to South Park, which joins YouTube, Google Mail, Twitter, the New York Times, and a growing…

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Everyone is jumping on Rockets GM Daryl Morey’s Hong Kong tweet

On Friday, Daryl Morey, the general manager of the Houston Rockets, tweeted an image that read, “Fight for Freedom. Stand…

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Spaced-out panda is mascot for 2022 Winter Olympics

Bing Dwen Dwen, a panda in a spacesuit, and Shuey Rhon Rhon, a literal red baby lantern, were chosen as…

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White-clad mob assaults protesters, bystanders in Yuen Long, Hong Kong

Hours after the latest anti-extradition bill march ended on Sunday night in Hong Kong, a gang of men in white…

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Chinese diplomat defends China’s Xinjiang policy with old-fashioned racism

Lijian Zhao 赵立坚 is the deputy chief of mission of the Chinese embassy in Islamabad. He is also a prolific Twitterer,…

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Whispers of ‘Umbrella Movement II’ as protesters gather in Central, Hong Kong

Photo by Anthony Tao Demonstrators were back on the streets in Hong Kong on Tuesday night, with protests continuing into…

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Scenes from Hong Kong’s anti-extradition protest

All images by Anthony Tao “No extradition to China, oppose evil law” — 返送中, 抗恶法 (fǎn sòng zhōng, kàng è…

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Tiananmen Square 30 years on: 30 essential stories about June 4, 1989

Photo by Jeff Widener, June 5, 1989 On the night of June 3, 1989, China invaded its own capital with…

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Friday Song: ’99 Bends in the Yellow River’ and an elegy for Chinese civilization

“Do you know how many bends are on the Yellow River?” belts the singer above, in Shaanxi dialect, to begin…

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Friday Song: Kangding (poetry x music version)

We’re music enthusiasts here at SupChina, from Kaiser’s former life as a head-banger to Jeremy lending his vocals to this groovy…

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(Ended) Dashan, Stephon Marbury among participants of 12th Bookworm Literary Festival in Beijing

We are renewing our support for the international Bookworm Literary Festival, which begins this Saturday in Beijing, and doing so…

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China made a rap song about its annual ‘two sessions’ political meeting

I got elation from inspiration writing a compliment song for the nation while I’m talking about “two sessions.” After reckoning…

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Here it is, the best act from the 2019 CCTV Spring Festival Gala

The 2019 edition of the CCTV Spring Festival Gala — one of the most watched shows on the planet despite…

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And now, an amazing Chinese rendition of ‘Cell Block Tango’ (with translated lyrics)

This is the best thing we’ve seen on Chinese social media in a while: A song by Tú Yǒuqín 徒有琴,…

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