Golf in China Growing Fast

Brook Larmer at The New York Times looks into the increasing zeal for golf in Mainland China: The People’s Republic might seem an unlikely incubator for golf prodigies. Chairman Mao, after all, banned the game in 1949 as so much...

China’s Critical Disconnect

At China Real Time Report, Stanley Lubman examines the “critical disconnect” between China’s national and local governments, its historical roots, and its consequences in areas from food safety to intellectual...

China’s Golf Obsession

In Foreign Policy, Dan Washburn writes about golf in China, and a massive new course currently being built on Hainan Island and its impact on local ecology and culture. His brief essay accompanies a slideshow by Ryan Pyle: The...

Chinese Caddies Join the Unemployment Line

According to MarketWatch, another sign of a shrinking Chinese economy is the rising number of unemployed golf caddies: In recent weeks, China has gone from optimism it could escape the global slowdown to a realization its export...

Home on the driving range – Tim Yeo

From Financial Times: A few weeks ago, some young Chinese women wearing identical red uniforms were walking across the countryside near Beijing. It was a fine afternoon but a bitter

Chinese university in golf drive – BBC

From BBC News: Golf lessons are going to be made compulsory for some students at one Chinese university, reports say. The president of Xiamen University in south-east China was quoted



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