Steven Jiang writes: Xi, an avid soccer fan, isn’t known to be a golfer — and he’s been waging a war on the sport in his country. Since he came to power nearly five years ago, Xi’s government has shut down scores of golf courses across China and effectively banned the 88 million members of […]
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There are no Chinese golfers participating in The Masters this week, and perhaps that is fitting. It’s already been a rough spring for “the rich man’s game” in China. On March 30, Chinese authorities announced the closure of 66 “illegal” golf courses — roughly 10% of all courses in the country — in an […]
Following up on last month’s segment, CNN has once again turned its cameras on Zhou Xunshu, the peasant-farmer-turned-security-guard-turned-professional-golfer who plays a major role in my upcoming book about the development of golf in China. CNN’s latest short piece is entitled “The rise of Chongqing” — but it’s all about Zhou. To learn more about Zhou, […]
CNN’s Living Golf program posted a series of stories about golf in China earlier this month. For the most part, they did a fine job and offer the viewer a decent overview of what’s going on here — or as much of an overview as you could expect in around 15 minutes. Sure there is […]
I mentioned this on Twitter last month, but am just now finally getting around to posting about it here. Zhou Xunshu, the security-guard-turned-pro-golfer I first wrote about for ESPN.com back in 2007 and whose inspiring story plays prominently in my upcoming book, was featured on CNN in November in a piece about Chongqing (Zhou’s adopted […]
“Green fury over China’s golfing Hawaii” looks at golf development on Hainan Island — especially massive Mission Hills — from an environmental angle.
Par for China, Zhou Xunshu and I shared the spotlight on CNN.com in “Green dreams of China’s golfers.”