women’s sports

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...

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...

China’s X Factor: Girl Power

Time Magazine reports on the preponderance of Chinese women winning gold in the Olympics: China’s women have the legacy of Karl Marx to thank for their performance. Chairman Mao liked to say that “women hold up half...

The Great Women of China

The Wall Street Journal reports on why China is counting on their women to bring home the medals in the Olympics: In China, it’s the women who have traditionally racked up the medals. At the 2000 Games in Sydney, the...

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