Actor Godfrey Gao, who died in November while filming a Chinese reality show Chase Me, which is a spin-off of a popular South Korean TV series Running Man. Photo: AP

Godfrey Gao death: when China’s obsession with Korean reality TV took a deadly turn

  • When Taiwanese actor Godfrey Gao died while filming Chinese reality show Chase Me, questions were raised about the intense working culture on set
  • China has copied various Korean variety shows – despite criticisms they play fast and loose with the safety of celebrities
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Actor Godfrey Gao, who died in November while filming a Chinese reality show Chase Me, which is a spin-off of a popular South Korean TV series Running Man. Photo: AP
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