February 23, 2022
Avoiding the Red Card: The Challenge of Separating Sports and Politics in China
By Hannah Price
In recent years, China's massive market has proven an irresistible lure for Western sporting leagues.
November 06, 2021
Tennis and Politics Intertwine in China’s Highest-Profile #MeToo Case to Date
By Lizzi C. Lee
Peng Shuai’s stunning accusation of sexual assault should be situated within a larger context where tennis can be a vehicle for politics – exposing athletes to the possibility of exploitation.
November 04, 2019
China and the Military World Games
By Eleanor Albert
As China lauds the success of the 2019 games in Wuhan, let's look at why Beijing is interested in such events at all.
July 08, 2017
China’s Women’s National Lacrosse Team: The Future of Chinese Sports
By Maguire Padley
Without state backing or public attention, the team has made its first-ever World Cup.
August 22, 2016
At Rio Olympics, China Embraces a New Outlook
By David Volodzko
China's long-standing obsession with gold medals is giving way to something simpler: having fun.
August 11, 2016
China’s Summer Soccer Spree
By Timothy Stafford
Chinese investors are snapping up mid- to lower-tier English soccer clubs, hoping to find the next Leicester City.
June 14, 2016
Chinese Firms Buy Up Global Sporting Icons
By Cal Wong
China's sports investments -- overseas and at home -- are booming, thanks to friendly government policies.
May 06, 2016
Meet the Chinese Superfans of American Football
By Benjamin Parkin
The NFL's plans to expand in China involve tapping into the existing American football subculture.
January 05, 2016
China's Growing Sports Empire
By David Volodzko
China's Wanda Group is poised to become the world's largest sports company.
April 11, 2014
China Postpones Panda Diplomacy With Malaysia
By Shannon Tiezzi
Plus, the Sunflower Movement moves on, pollution data from Beijing, and US football in Chongqing. Friday China links.