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Anthony Tao

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

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Earlier this week, the Ministry of Public Security released a list of the most common Chinese surnames (in Chinese) of 2019.…

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Six die as Wuhan coronavirus spreads globally

Photo credit: SupChina illustration by Derek Zheng The U.S. has its first reported infection, while the novel Wuhan coronavirus is…

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China confirms human-to-human transmission of new coronavirus while WHO convenes emergency meeting

The Wuhan coronavirus is transmissible between humans, Chinese health authorities announced on Monday. “It has been confirmed that two people…

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A ‘state of exception’ in Xinjiang

We interviewed China scholar Jim Millward last November at our NEXT China Conference to discuss the Chinese government’s repression of Uyghurs…

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Why China likes Elon Musk

Last week, Elon Musk danced onstage at his company’s Gigafactory in Shanghai. He had every reason to be happy: Tesla had…

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Mass detentions, surveillance, and ethnic repression in China’s far west: the situation right now

A scholar discusses forced labor in global chains, and the Chinese government’s collective punishment of the Uyghurs and other Muslims…

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Taiwan’s Transitional Justice Commission

“Taiwan during the White Terror was a lot like East Germany under the Communists: The networks of spying and lying…

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A big win for Tsai Ing-wen and Taiwanese identity

Photo credit: SupChina illustration by Derek Zheng “Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文 Cài Yīngwén) will be reelected as Taiwan’s president with ‘an…

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Kuora: The Cultural Revolution

This month’s Kuora columns, by Kaiser Kuo, will examine the Cultural Revolution. Last week’s column was on the role of Máo…

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What to expect in the Taiwan elections

Photo credit: A Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) rally in Taipei on January 10. Photo by Katharin Tai. Taiwan heads to…

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Taiwan election on January 11: Don’t forget the parliament seats!

While much of the international press covering the January 11 Taiwan elections has focused on the presidential race between incumbent…

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Xinjiang: ‘The darkness only deepens.’

For many Uyghurs in Xinjiang, 2019 was characterized by fear and trauma, which has often turned to despair and hopelessness.…

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The American woman and her Chinese husband trying to popularize children’s music in China

“Children’s music” is not merely folk songs and nursery rhymes, say Rebecca Kanthor and her husband, Liú Jiàn 刘健. They…

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‘My mother tried to archive my father. She used floppy disks.’

So begins Yangyang Cheng’s latest Science and China column for SupChina, in which she attempts to remember her father, who…

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Nostalgia in Macau, warnings for Hong Kong

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Macau’s handover from Portugal to China. On this occasion, we say “saudade” — a…

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