Austin Ramzy writes: HONG KONG — President Xi Jinping’s crackdown on vice and corruption in China has gone after drugs, gambling, prostitution, ill-gotten wealth and overflowing banquet tables. Now it has turned to a less obvious target: golf. In a flurry of recent reports, state-run news outlets have depicted the sport as yet another […]
Climbing Sherpas, the Nepalese men who risk their lives to help visitors climb Mt. Everest. A crackdown on golf in China. Travis Hamonic sharing his grief to help children. Listen to Jeremy’s April 10, 2015, episode here. You can download the show from that page, as well.
Watch the report by Steven Jiang below.
Calum MacLeod writes: “China is full of many contradictions,” said Dan Washburn, an analyst and author of The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream. “You never know what to expect in China, especially when related to golf. It’s a difficult place to try to figure out.” The Communist Party banned golf and ripped […]
I made an oh-so-current Yakov Smirnoff reference on Twitter — and it got picked up by the AFP: Government officials keen on joining golf clubs often do so under false names, wary of being perceived as corrupt or out of touch, according to Dan Washburn, author of “The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream”. Washburn […]
From Pete Madden: There have been periodic crackdowns in the past, but Dan Washburn, managing editor of the Asia Society and the author of a book about golf in China called The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream, said that course construction in China has come to an almost complete halt as the industry […]
It’s impossible to report on China from Brooklyn. Things change so randomly and rapidly there that you really have to be in the thick of it to try and make sense of anything (and even then you feel as though you are only scratching at the surface of the truth). So, when I left China […]