Tim Marcin writes in the International Business Times: “The question has always been: Will Olympic success in golf equal a golf boom in China?” said Dan Washburn, author of “The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream.” “It was and remains a down time for the golf industry in China, but at the same time […]

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Larry Ong writes for Epoch Times: Dan Washburn, the leading authority on golf in China and author of “The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream,” told the Washington Post: “As is common in China, the regulation’s language does seem vague, perhaps purposefully so.” “But the simple fact remains: No Chinese government official should be […]

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Josh Horowitz writes in Quartz: A state-linked school’s embrace of the sport shouldn’t bee seen as a sign China’s government is softening Dan Washburn, author of The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream told Quartz. “I certainly don’t think this hints to any kind of change in Beijing’s official stance toward golf. Just chalk […]

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Listen to my interview with PRI on China’s ongoing crackdown on golf: Yes. Golf. That seemingly most Western of sports is a unique prism on modern China. Many Chinese want to play, but the Communist Party doesn’t like the game. And today, Communist Party officials officially barred its 88 million members from belonging to a […]

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