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Li Na and China’s Soviet-Style Sports System

Chinese tennis star Li Na may have bowed out of Wimbledon on Tuesday, but Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore of the International Herald Tribune points out that Li is one of just a few athletes that have found success outside of...

China Showcases Next Olympic Stars

The 7th Chinese City Games opened in Jianxi’s provincial capital of Nanchang on Sunday, but not without a nontraditional approach to breeding talent in the last significant multi-sport event China will hold before the 2012...

Learn from Li Na

At Caixin Online, Huang Yiping argues for further reform and opening of China’s financial system, citing Li Na’s June 4th Grand Slam victory at the French Open as an unlikely model: Behind her advances were a series...

Li Na and the Politics of Saying Thank You

On his New Yorker blog, Evan Osnos writes about tennis star Li Na, who just became the first Asian to win a singles grand slam at the French Open, and her unconventional relationship with the official Chinese sports industry: Li...

Li Na Dethrones Schiavone at French Open

Chinese tennis superstar Li Na became the first Chinese player, and the first Asian, to win a Grand Slam singles title at the French Open. From the New York Times: After losing in her first Grand Slam final at this year’s...

Li Is First Chinese Woman in French Final

Li Na is the first Chinese female tennis player to advance to the French Open. From the New York Times: Bounce. Bounce. Think. Think. Thousands in the stadium all bracing for the same thing, and then it was on its way, smacking...

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