Tianyu M. Fang, Author at SupChina
Tianyu M. Fang

Tianyu M. Fang is a Boston-based freelance writer on Chinese tech and culture, and an independent researcher on U.S.-China relations. Previously, he lived in Beijing, where he worked closely with China's tech startup community.

Film Friday: ‘American Dreams in China’ perfectly captures the Chinese dream

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Liaoning Province to retirees: Start your own business

China has an aging problem: By 2030, about a quarter of its population will be over 65 years old…

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Job not open to Beijing natives? Alibaba’s online supermarket apologizes for discrimination

Type in, “Why are people from …” on Baidu, and wait for the search engine to

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Taiwan ministry issues statement in simplified Chinese, to the chagrin of mainlanders

The traditional, unsimplified Chinese script, for many in Taiwan, forms a basis for national identity. However, the Ministry of Foreign…

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China should stop exaggerating its technological advancements, says state-owned newspaper editor

From homegrown smartphone brands to high-speed rail, China’s desire to be a world leader in technology is no secret….

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How do you say “maternal grandmother” in Chinese? Depends who you ask

Not unlike “coke,” “pop,” and “soda” — words for the same soft drink that have divided America…

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Friday Song: Social Shake, the dance of the ‘society’ subculture

Remember when the world was obsessed with Psy’s K-pop single Gangnam Style, which spread like a…

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Meet rural China’s viral online celebrities

While short videos have become a craze in China, it…

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From propaganda to pollution to smartphones: A history of gaokao essay questions

No other assessment test has been taken by more people than the gaokao, China’s national college entrance examination. Almost…

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Beijing high school students promote LGBT awareness with t-shirt campaign

Students at several Beijing public high schools have joined LGBT activist groups worldwide in celebrating International Day Against Homophobia,…

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‘Make Americans call us daddy’: Nationalist Chinese rap provokes Penn State CSSA response

At this year’s Lantern Festival Gala in February organized by Penn State University’s Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA), a…

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Graduate student’s suicide raises questions about the professor-student power dynamic on Chinese campuses

The suicide of a graduate student at the Wuhan…

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‘Amazing China,’ a documentary extolling Xi Jinping, is the movie that officials want people to love

“This is our great homeland. This is the new era. This is the magnificent painting of the people’s livelihood.”…

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