China sports – Bizchina Update http://bizchina-update.com/ Mon, 11 Apr 2022 05:11:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://bizchina-update.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-120x120.jpg China sports – Bizchina Update http://bizchina-update.com/ 32 32 China’s sports market booming in the world with the latest trend – 361 Degrees International Limited, Belle International Holdings Limited, Hosa International Limited, China Dongxiang Company Limited, Li Ning Company Limited https://bizchina-update.com/chinas-sports-market-booming-in-the-world-with-the-latest-trend-361-degrees-international-limited-belle-international-holdings-limited-hosa-international-limited-china-dongxiang-company-limited/ Mon, 28 Mar 2022 19:07:48 +0000 https://bizchina-update.com/chinas-sports-market-booming-in-the-world-with-the-latest-trend-361-degrees-international-limited-belle-international-holdings-limited-hosa-international-limited-china-dongxiang-company- Sports market in China The research report of the report is a wide-ranging analysis and Impact of COVID19 in the global market and detailed information with segmentation has been added in this intelligence report. In this report, a comprehensive analysis of the current global market of the global sports market in China in terms of […]]]>

Sports market in China The research report of the report is a wide-ranging analysis and Impact of COVID19 in the global market and detailed information with segmentation has been added in this intelligence report. In this report, a comprehensive analysis of the current global market of the global sports market in China in terms of demand and supply environment is provided, as well as current price trend and in the the next years. The main global players are presented with their income, Marlet to share, profit margin, major product portfolio and SWOT analysis. From an industry perspective, this report analyzes supply chainincluding the process graph presentationupstream key raw material and cost analysis, distributor and analysis of downstream buyers. This report also includes global information and regional Marlet Cut and forecasting, major product development trend and typical downstream segment scenarioas part of the analysis of market drivers and inhibitors.

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Global China Sports Market Report Provides You detailed information, industry knowledge, forecasts and market analysis. The China Global Sports Industry Report also clarifies economic risks and respect the environment. The Global China Sports Market Report helps industry enthusiasts including investors and policy makers to make confident capital investments, develop strategies, optimize their business portfoliosuccessfully innovate and perform safely and sustainably.

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China Sports Market Region Coverage (Regional Production, Demand & Forecast by Countries etc.):

  • North America (S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Russia, Spain, etc.)
  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, Southeast Asia, etc.)
  • South America (Brazil, Argentina, etc.)
  • Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, South Africa, etc.)

Answer to the key question in the report.

  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the Chinese sports market?
  • What are the different marketing and distribution channels?
  • What is the current CAGR of the Chinese sports market?
  • What are the China Sports market opportunities ahead of the market?
  • Who are the main competitors in the Chinese sports market?
  • What are the main results of SWOT and Porter’s Five Techniques?
  • What is the China sports market size and growth rate during the forecast period?

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  • Global China Sports Market Research Report 2022-2028
  • Chapter 1: Overview of the sports market in China
  • Chapter 2: Global Economic impact on the industry
  • Chapter 3: China Sports Market Competition by Manufacturers
  • Chapter 4: Global Chinese Sports Production, revenue (value) by region
  • Chapter 5: Global China Sports Supply (Production), Consumption, Export, Import by Regions
  • Chapter 6: Global Production, Revenue (Value), Price Trend by Type
  • Chapter 7: Global Market Analysis by Application
  • Chapter 8: Manufacturing cost analysis
  • Chapter 9: Industrial Chain, Sourcing Strategy and Downstream Buyers
  • Chapter 10: Marketing Strategy Analysis, Distributors/Traders
  • Chapter 11: China Sports Market Effect Factor Analysis
  • Chapter 12: China Global Sports Market Forecast

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Sports equipment for the Chinese team in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics https://bizchina-update.com/sports-equipment-for-the-chinese-team-in-the-2022-beijing-winter-olympics/ Mon, 28 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://bizchina-update.com/sports-equipment-for-the-chinese-team-in-the-2022-beijing-winter-olympics/ The Chinese team won nine gold, four silver and two bronze medals at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games, which took place from February 4 to 20 in three competition areas of Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou . A total of 176 Chinese athletes competed in 104 events in 15 disciplines across the seven Olympic winter […]]]>

The Chinese team won nine gold, four silver and two bronze medals at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games, which took place from February 4 to 20 in three competition areas of Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou .

A total of 176 Chinese athletes competed in 104 events in 15 disciplines across the seven Olympic winter sports. Here’s a look at some of their fantastic sports gear.

Kong Fanying of China celebrates after her run during the Beijing 2022 Alpine Skiing Women’s Super-G Final at the National Cross-Country Skiing Center in Zhangjiakou, north China, Feb. 11, 2022. /CFP

Kong Fanying of China celebrates after her run during the Beijing 2022 Alpine Skiing Women’s Super-G Final at the National Cross-Country Skiing Center in Zhangjiakou, north China, Feb. 11, 2022. /CFP

Ni Yueming of China races down the track during the Beijing 2022 Women’s Alpine Skiing Super-G Final at the National Cross-Country Skiing Center in Zhangjiakou, north China, Feb. 11, 2022. /CFP

Ni Yueming of China races down the track during the Beijing 2022 Women’s Alpine Skiing Super-G Final at the National Cross-Country Skiing Center in Zhangjiakou, north China, Feb. 11, 2022. /CFP

Read more: Kong Fanying a bright spark in the toil of Chinese alpine skiing at Beijing 2022

Biathlon

Biathlon includes cross-country skiing and rifle shooting.

Tang Jialin of China (#44) competes in the Beijing 2022 Women’s Biathlon 7.5km Sprint at the National Biathlon Center in Zhangjiakou, north China, Feb. 11, 2022. /CFP

Tang Jialin of China (#44) competes in the Beijing 2022 Women’s Biathlon 7.5km Sprint at the National Biathlon Center in Zhangjiakou, north China, Feb. 11, 2022. /CFP

Tang Jialin of China competes in the Beijing 2022 Biathlon Women’s Rifle Shooting event at the National Biathlon Center in Zhangjiakou, north China, Feb. 11, 2022. /CFP

Tang Jialin of China competes in the Beijing 2022 Biathlon Women’s Rifle Shooting event at the National Biathlon Center in Zhangjiakou, north China, Feb. 11, 2022. /CFP

Huai Mingming of China competes in the women’s monobob bobsleigh event at the Yanqing National Sliding Center during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in Yanqing, Beijing, China, 13 February 2022.

Huai Mingming of China competes in the women’s monobob bobsleigh event at the Yanqing National Sliding Center during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in Yanqing, Beijing, China, 13 February 2022.

Read more: Beijing 2022: China look to the future after making history in Olympic monobob debut

China’s Ma Qinghua (#16) competes in the Beijing 2022 Women’s 4x5km Cross-Country Skiing Relay at the National Cross-Country Skiing Center in Zhangjiakou, north China, Feb. 12, 2022. /CFP

China’s Ma Qinghua (#16) competes in the Beijing 2022 Women’s 4x5km Cross-Country Skiing Relay at the National Cross-Country Skiing Center in Zhangjiakou, north China, Feb. 12, 2022. /CFP

(L-R) Wang Zhiyu, Ma Xiuyue and Xu Jingtao of Team China compete in the men’s curling session with Team Great Britain at Beijing 2022 at the National Aquatics Center in Beijing, China, 13 February 2022. /CFP

(L-R) Wang Zhiyu, Ma Xiuyue and Xu Jingtao of Team China compete in the men’s curling session with Team Great Britain at Beijing 2022 at the National Aquatics Center in Beijing, China, 13 February 2022. /CFP

Chinese figure skaters Wang Shiyue (L) and Liu Xinyu during the Beijing 2022 ice dance competition at the Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, China on February 12, 2022. /CFP

Chinese figure skaters Wang Shiyue (L) and Liu Xinyu during the Beijing 2022 ice dance competition at the Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, China on February 12, 2022. /CFP

Jin Boyang of China concludes his performance during the Beijing 2022 Figure Skating Men’s Short Program at the Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, China on February 8, 2022. /CFP

Jin Boyang of China concludes his performance during the Beijing 2022 Figure Skating Men’s Short Program at the Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, China on February 8, 2022. /CFP

Read more: Jin Boyang’s journey to continue with men’s free skating

Gu Ailing of Team China shows off her snowboard after winning the Beijing 2022 Freestyle Women’s Big Air Freeski Final at Shougang Park in Beijing, China, February 8, 2022. /CFP

Gu Ailing of Team China shows off her snowboard after winning the Beijing 2022 Freestyle Women’s Big Air Freeski Final at Shougang Park in Beijing, China, February 8, 2022. /CFP

China’s Xu Mengtao competes in the Beijing 2022 Women’s Freestyle Skiing Aerials Final at Genting Snow Park in Zhangjiakou, north China’s Hebei Province, Feb. 14, 2022. /CFP

China’s Xu Mengtao competes in the Beijing 2022 Women’s Freestyle Skiing Aerials Final at Genting Snow Park in Zhangjiakou, north China’s Hebei Province, Feb. 14, 2022. /CFP

China’s Jia Zongyang performs a trick during the Beijing 2022 Freestyle Skiing Mixed Team Aerials at Genting Snow Park in Zhangjiakou, north China, Feb. 10, 2022. /CFP

China’s Jia Zongyang performs a trick during the Beijing 2022 Freestyle Skiing Mixed Team Aerials at Genting Snow Park in Zhangjiakou, north China, Feb. 10, 2022. /CFP

Read more: Xu Mengtao makes history by winning women’s aerials gold at Beijing 2022

Chinese goalkeeper Zhou Jiaying makes a save during the Beijing 2022 women’s preliminary round group match between China and Sweden at the Wukesong Sports Center in Beijing, China on February 7, 2022. /CFP

Chinese goalkeeper Zhou Jiaying makes a save during the Beijing 2022 women’s preliminary round group match between China and Sweden at the Wukesong Sports Center in Beijing, China on February 7, 2022. /CFP

Chinese goalkeeper Jeremy Smith (seen from behind) during a men’s ice hockey training session at Beijing 2022 in Beijing, China, January 30, 2022. /CFP

Chinese goalkeeper Jeremy Smith (seen from behind) during a men’s ice hockey training session at Beijing 2022 in Beijing, China, January 30, 2022. /CFP

Fu Shuai (#22) celebrates with his teammates after scoring the first goal for Team China at Beijing 2022 during their match with Team Germany at the National Indoor Stadium in Beijing, China, 12 February 2022 ./CFP

Fu Shuai (#22) celebrates with his teammates after scoring the first goal for Team China at Beijing 2022 during their match with Team Germany at the National Indoor Stadium in Beijing, China, 12 February 2022 ./CFP

Nordic combined

Nordic Combined is a combination of cross-country skiing and ski jumping.

Zhao Jiawen of China competes in the men’s Nordic ski jumping event at the National Cross-Country Skiing Center in Zhangjiakou, China, Feb. 9, 2022. /CFP

Zhao Jiawen of China competes in the men’s Nordic ski jumping event at the National Cross-Country Skiing Center in Zhangjiakou, China, Feb. 9, 2022. /CFP

Zhao Jiawen of China competes in the men’s Nordic cross-country skiing event at the National Cross-Country Skiing Center in Zhangjiakou, China, Feb. 9, 2022. /CFP

Zhao Jiawen of China competes in the men’s Nordic cross-country skiing event at the National Cross-Country Skiing Center in Zhangjiakou, China, Feb. 9, 2022. /CFP

Short Track Speed ​​Skating

Chinese Ren Ziwei celebrates with the national flag after winning the men’s 1000m short track speed skating final at the Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, China, Feb. 7, 2022. /Xinhua

Chinese Ren Ziwei celebrates with the national flag after winning the men’s 1000m short track speed skating final at the Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, China, Feb. 7, 2022. /Xinhua

Ren Ziwei (R) leads the men’s 1000m short track speed skating final at the Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, China on Feb. 7, 2022. /CFP

Ren Ziwei (R) leads the men’s 1000m short track speed skating final at the Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, China on Feb. 7, 2022. /CFP

Read more: Ren Ziwei wins gold in men’s 1000m short track speed skating at Beijing 2022

China’s Yan Wengang competes in the Beijing 2022 Men’s Skeleton Finals at the National Sliding Center in Yanqing Competition Area, Beijing, China on February 11, 2022. /CFP

China’s Yan Wengang competes in the Beijing 2022 Men’s Skeleton Finals at the National Sliding Center in Yanqing Competition Area, Beijing, China on February 11, 2022. /CFP

Read more: Unlikely hero: sensational Yan Wengang leads the way for Chinese sliders at Beijing 2022

Dong Bing of China soars through the air during the Beijing 2022 Women’s Normal Hill Individual Ski Jumping Trial Round at the National Ski Jumping Center in Zhangjiakou, China, February 5, 2022. / CFP

Dong Bing of China soars through the air during the Beijing 2022 Women’s Normal Hill Individual Ski Jumping Trial Round at the National Ski Jumping Center in Zhangjiakou, China, February 5, 2022. / CFP

China’s Song Qiwu competes in the men’s individual large hill ski jumping event at the National Ski Jumping Center in Zhangjiakou, China, Feb. 11, 2022. /Xinhua

China’s Song Qiwu competes in the men’s individual large hill ski jumping event at the National Ski Jumping Center in Zhangjiakou, China, Feb. 11, 2022. /Xinhua

China’s Su Yiming celebrates on the podium after winning the Beijing 2022 Men’s Big Air Snowboard Final at Shougang Park in Beijing, China, February 15, 2022. /CFP

China’s Su Yiming celebrates on the podium after winning the Beijing 2022 Men’s Big Air Snowboard Final at Shougang Park in Beijing, China, February 15, 2022. /CFP

China’s Su Yiming competes in the Beijing 2022 Men’s Big Air Snowboard Final at Shougang Park in Beijing, China on February 15, 2022. /CFP

China’s Su Yiming competes in the Beijing 2022 Men’s Big Air Snowboard Final at Shougang Park in Beijing, China on February 15, 2022. /CFP

Read more: China’s Su Yiming wins men’s big air snowboard gold at Beijing 2022

Gao Tingyu of China competes in the Beijing 2022 Men’s 500m Speed ​​Skating Final at the National Speed ​​Skating Oval in Beijing, China, Feb. 12, 2022. /Xinhua

Gao Tingyu of China competes in the Beijing 2022 Men’s 500m Speed ​​Skating Final at the National Speed ​​Skating Oval in Beijing, China, Feb. 12, 2022. /Xinhua

Read more: Chinese speed skater Gao Tingyu wins men’s 500m final in Olympic record time

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Beijing Olympics Closing Ceremony: End of Controversial and Troubled Winter Games in China https://bizchina-update.com/beijing-olympics-closing-ceremony-end-of-controversial-and-troubled-winter-games-in-china/ Sun, 20 Feb 2022 14:03:27 +0000 https://bizchina-update.com/beijing-olympics-closing-ceremony-end-of-controversial-and-troubled-winter-games-in-china/ BEIJING — After 17 days of competition — and controversy — across Beijing and surrounding areas, the 2022 Winter Olympics have come to a close. On Sunday night in China, the Closing Ceremony took place at the Bird’s Nest, marking the official end of the second pandemic-era Games in six months. Below, Sports IllustratedThe team […]]]>

BEIJING — After 17 days of competition — and controversy — across Beijing and surrounding areas, the 2022 Winter Olympics have come to a close. On Sunday night in China, the Closing Ceremony took place at the Bird’s Nest, marking the official end of the second pandemic-era Games in six months. Below, Sports IllustratedThe team of writers deliver their latest findings on Beijing, where athletic competition and the Olympic spirit have undoubtedly been overshadowed by doping accusations, ongoing disputes and growing geopolitical tensions.

]]> Chinese official remarks on Taiwan and Xinjiang at the Games, declaring “One China” https://bizchina-update.com/chinese-official-remarks-on-taiwan-and-xinjiang-at-the-games-declaring-one-china/ Sat, 19 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://bizchina-update.com/chinese-official-remarks-on-taiwan-and-xinjiang-at-the-games-declaring-one-china/ By Carlos Grohman BEIJING (Reuters) – Olympics politics came into focus on Thursday when a Beijing Winter Games official spoke about Taiwan and Xinjiang, saying there was “one China”, the country’s first such comment host since the start of the competition. International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams was asked at the daily press conference about […]]]>

By Carlos Grohman

BEIJING (Reuters) – Olympics politics came into focus on Thursday when a Beijing Winter Games official spoke about Taiwan and Xinjiang, saying there was “one China”, the country’s first such comment host since the start of the competition.

International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams was asked at the daily press conference about Taiwan’s presence at the closing ceremony on Sunday. After his remarks, Beijing Games spokesman Yan Jiarong said, “There is only one China.”

His statement reiterates China’s position on democratically governed Taiwan, which it claims is its “holy” land.

Later, Yan again insisted on making a statement about Xinjiang when a reporter asked the IOC about materials from China’s Xinjiang region used for clothing.

“The so-called forced labor in Xinjiang is a lie invented by some groups,” Yan said.

Human rights groups accuse some textile companies that use Xinjiang materials of ignoring abuses suffered by the region’s Uyghur population. China denies all allegations of abuse and has repeatedly dismissed allegations that it operates a network of forced labor camps in Xinjiang.

Amid a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics by the US, UK and other Western countries over China’s human rights record, the International Olympic Committee has sought to keep politics out of the Beijing Games.

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More than the Olympics – the growing commercial value of Chinese sports stars https://bizchina-update.com/more-than-the-olympics-the-growing-commercial-value-of-chinese-sports-stars/ Thu, 17 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://bizchina-update.com/more-than-the-olympics-the-growing-commercial-value-of-chinese-sports-stars/ As the 2022 Winter Olympics draw the world’s attention to Beijing, Chinese athletes are showing their ability beyond the sports arena by starring in a wide array of commercials or setting up their own businesses. It is common for brands to cooperate with well-known sports stars. When social media is reshaping advertising and marketing, it […]]]>

As the 2022 Winter Olympics draw the world’s attention to Beijing, Chinese athletes are showing their ability beyond the sports arena by starring in a wide array of commercials or setting up their own businesses.

It is common for brands to cooperate with well-known sports stars. When social media is reshaping advertising and marketing, it is changing faster than before.

At last summer’s Tokyo Olympics, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi invited sprinter Su Bingtian to serve as spokesperson, just days after Su made history with a 100m final in Tokyo.

Beyond the track, Su is also an associate professor at Guangzhou-based Jinan University’s School of Physical Education. His academic background also matches the image of the technology company.

Other athletes who received great attention during the Tokyo Olympics, including sports shooter Yang Qian and table tennis player Ma Long, all quickly appeared in advertisements and commercials for brands.

The passion for the sport, as well as for the stars of the sport, continued and was further boosted by the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics as more and more young athletes emerged.

The success of Gu Ailing, China’s first big air gold medalist in freestyle skiing at the Beijing Games, has sparked a frenzy in the country.

The 18-year-old athlete has become a popular choice for many brands. It has cooperated with more than 20 companies, including traditional sports enterprises, vertical business lines and major luxury brands.

Global brands have bet on the teenage star’s healthy image and massive influence: Gu has around 13.22 million subscribers on short-video platform Douyin, China’s version of TikTok, and 4.74 million followers on Twitter, like Weibo.

Media have estimated that mentions of her brand have resulted in more than 200 million yuan ($31.45 million) in 2021.

As China has risen to prominence in global sport in recent years, the country’s athletes have become brand favorites for their healthy image and self-discipline, making them lower-risk options compared to pop stars, a reported Chinanews.com.

There are also fears that the explosive popularity could distract athletes from their training and development.

After 17-year-old snowboarder Su Yiming rose to popularity during the 2022 Beijing Olympics, his agent told the media that they had to reject around 100 business endorsement proposals every day.

Su made history by winning a silver medal in the men’s slopestyle final on Feb. 7 and gave China gold in the men’s big air with a stunning show on Tuesday, Feb. 15. He’s already had commercial endorsements for sports, food and automotive brands.

When an athlete becomes known, it is necessary to protect them and prioritize their long-term development and personal will, said Yang Ran, Su’s agent.

Another athlete making a splash at the Winter Olympics is former Chinese short-track speed skater Wang Meng, a four-time Olympic champion, who became an instant hit as a sports commentator for her humor.

A video of the highlights of his comments has been viewed by more than 16.83 million people on Weibo. #WangMengCommentary’s trending topic garnered 962 million views on Weibo on February 6 alone.

She told the media that she ran a multi-channel network (MCN) business, aimed at helping retired athletes find new career opportunities.

The company only deals with former athletes, she said, adding that in addition to Olympic gold medalists and world champions, there are many lesser-known athletes who need jobs after have retired from the sport.

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Olympic snowboarding king Su Yiming showcases more confident China – Sports https://bizchina-update.com/olympic-snowboarding-king-su-yiming-showcases-more-confident-china-sports/ Wed, 16 Feb 2022 10:20:00 +0000 https://bizchina-update.com/olympic-snowboarding-king-su-yiming-showcases-more-confident-china-sports/ Published on February 16, 2022 3:50 p.m. Shoulder-length hair, rings and baggy pants, teenage snowboarding sensation Su Yiming BEIJING (AFP) – Shoulder-length hair, rings and baggy pants, teenage snowboarding sensation Su Yiming appeared to be the cool and confident ambassador for China’s new youth as he won Olympic gold on home soil. The former child […]]]>

Published on February 16, 2022 3:50 p.m.

Shoulder-length hair, rings and baggy pants, teenage snowboarding sensation Su Yiming

BEIJING (AFP) – Shoulder-length hair, rings and baggy pants, teenage snowboarding sensation Su Yiming appeared to be the cool and confident ambassador for China’s new youth as he won Olympic gold on home soil.

The former child actor is one of the stars of the Beijing Olympics after winning silver and then gold on Tuesday, catapulting the 17-year-old to stardom and amassing an avid social media fanbase for him at the House.

Su heralds the rise of a new generation of patriotic young Chinese athletes with the kind of cool aura that eluded young Olympians who, unlike Su, are products of China’s grueling Soviet-style sports academies.

China’s first men’s Olympic snowboarding medalist has won a legion of Chinese fans with his down-to-earth attitude, natural style and love of music, while becoming the new face of a sport that promotes individualism and daredevil courage.

“Snowboarders have a particular style that fits Su perfectly. It’s something that would certainly resonate with younger generations in China and elsewhere,” said China-based sports analyst Mark Dreyer, author of “Sporting Superpower: An Insider’s View on China’s Quest to Be the Best”.

After a scintillating run in the slopestyle last week, where he won silver, Su put his hands over his mouth and repeatedly shouted a profanity in live English.

“My worry is that at some point they’re going to ask him to conform and basically be a snowboarder without (personality),” Dreyer added.

“He could legitimately become a great soft power ambassador for China – but not necessarily the soft power ambassador that China wants.”


A billion views


Hailing from the freezing northeast of China, Su first hit the slopes as a toddler. He joined the Chinese national team at the age of 14 after years of balancing his passion with a budding acting career.

He landed his first marquee deal with snowboard maker Burton aged seven, though his commercial endorsements are only a fraction of fellow teenage star Eileen Gu, the California-born Chinese freestyle skier who also won silver and gold.

“He’s really just come into the upper echelon of runners over the last four to six months,” Dreyer said.

Described by his trainer as mature beyond his years, the snowboarder has said in interviews that he trains “320 days a year”, sometimes six hours a day when trying to master a tricky new move.

His father says he has an “innate passion for snowboarding”.

When not training overseas, Su surfs on the island of Hainan in southern China during the off-season summer.

“In order for him to compete and stay at the top level, he has to be in Europe and the United States. He’s getting all those influences and becoming more and more of an international person,” Dreyer said.

Hours after winning Big Air gold on Tuesday, the hashtag “Su Yiming’s Gold Medal” racked up more than a billion views on China’s Weibo Twitter.

“If you have a goal, have the courage to try it and give it your all,” Su told state broadcaster CCTV.


Privilege debate


These culturally confident young stars – including 18-year-old Chinese-American Gu – are a valuable addition to China’s soft power arsenal at a time when Beijing is keen to project cultural influence abroad and show confidence interior.

Su and Gu’s cosmopolitan lifestyles have sparked reflection on social media about their relative privilege compared to figures such as 14-year-old Olympic diver Quan Hongchan, who has spoken of earning competitive money to support his farming parents.

While Beijing has firmly maintained its rigid system of state academies for athletes – prioritizing sports with greater medal chances – experts said it has relinquished control slightly in some disciplines, particularly when it comes to winter sports.

Zheng Jinming, professor of sports management at the National Institute of Education in Singapore, said this has allowed market forces to create a more organic interest in “cool” sports among younger generations of Chinese who have grew up in better economic conditions.

“But can those interested in these cool sports successfully access resources that can get them started, get quality training, and progress in these sports?” Zheng asked.

Analysts have also wondered if these new sports celebrities will be able to maintain their authenticity as their popularity in China snowballs.

The more China wants Su to conform to their idea of ​​a healthy model, “the more it takes away from its appeal in the first place,” Dreyer said.

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Freestyle skiing: Awesome Xu wins aerials gold for China – Sports https://bizchina-update.com/freestyle-skiing-awesome-xu-wins-aerials-gold-for-china-sports/ Mon, 14 Feb 2022 14:08:07 +0000 https://bizchina-update.com/freestyle-skiing-awesome-xu-wins-aerials-gold-for-china-sports/ China’s Xu Mengtao finally won Olympic gold when she triumphed in a spectacular women’s freestyle ski jumps final on snow on home soil Monday, producing a spectacular leap as most of her main rivals faltered. Xu, a Sochi silver medalist and current World Cup leader, clocked a 108.61 effort to edge defending champion Hanna Huskova […]]]>

China’s Xu Mengtao finally won Olympic gold when she triumphed in a spectacular women’s freestyle ski jumps final on snow on home soil Monday, producing a spectacular leap as most of her main rivals faltered.

Xu, a Sochi silver medalist and current World Cup leader, clocked a 108.61 effort to edge defending champion Hanna Huskova of Belarus, with Megan Nick earning a surprise bronze medal for the United States.

Xu had to wait for American Ashley Caldwell, the most impressive performer in qualifying, to try to beat her score, only to crash-land and spark wild celebrations among Chinese fans.

It was China’s first victory in the event after five silver medals since its addition to the Games program in 1994.

Caldwell finished fourth, one place ahead of world champion and Australian favorite Laura Peel, who had a final to forget.

On a freezing night, a wind blowing from the north brought the temperature down to -23 degrees Celsius and made jumps difficult.

Peel had scored in the qualifying competition earlier in the day – postponed from Sunday due to bad weather – with a monstrous score of 104.54. But she was scared in the final as she disappeared in a cloud of fresh snow in a mess of landing to sit ninth of the 12 finalists after the first lap.

She again flirted with disaster with her second vault, both hands touching after her triple, but the difficulty level earned her 100.02 and a place in the final.

Caldwell didn’t need to make her second effort but, full of confidence after her mixed team gold medal on Thursday, did – and improved her score to 105.60.

The format meant the top six advanced to the final with all previous scores wiped out – with just one more jump each to decide medals.

Huskova was the worst of the six, but she came out of the blocks with 107.95 points – then sat to watch and wait.

Peel went all out for a triple but had another terrible landing and China’s Kong Fanyu attempted the same jump, with an even more spectacular head-first obliteration.

Xu, however, bucked the trend and made no mistakes, scoring 108.61, and Caldwell couldn’t respond – reversing the pair’s fortunes since the team event when the United States beat China for gold.

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China’s sports diplomacy during Winter Olympics promoted peace: speakers – Xinhua English.news.cn https://bizchina-update.com/chinas-sports-diplomacy-during-winter-olympics-promoted-peace-speakers-xinhua-english-news-cn/ Fri, 11 Feb 2022 03:09:00 +0000 https://bizchina-update.com/chinas-sports-diplomacy-during-winter-olympics-promoted-peace-speakers-xinhua-english-news-cn/ ISLAMABAD: Speakers at a webinar on Thursday said China promoted peace, development and shared prosperity through sports diplomacy during the 2022 Winter Olympics. The webinar on: “Beijing Winter Olympics: Sports Diplomacy for a Shared Future” was organized by the BRI Friends Forum. They said that when world leaders and sports teams came together to support […]]]>

ISLAMABAD: Speakers at a webinar on Thursday said China promoted peace, development and shared prosperity through sports diplomacy during the 2022 Winter Olympics.

The webinar on: “Beijing Winter Olympics: Sports Diplomacy for a Shared Future” was organized by the BRI Friends Forum.

They said that when world leaders and sports teams came together to support the Winter Olympics in China, peace and friendship were strengthened and all false politicization was neutralized.

They noted that there was a greater chance for countries to collaborate and build a common future.

They said the strong partnership between Pakistan and China is essential for regional peace and security.

Speaking on the occasion, Pakistan’s former ambassador to the EU and China, Nagmana Hashmi, said Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit had helped rejuvenate Pakistan-China relations.

She said the games were a way of cooperation and necessary to reduce tensions between groups.

Dr Wang Li, a researcher at the Center for Global Security and Governance at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, said China’s commitment to hosting the Olympics in the face of such extenuating circumstances showed its economic development , its financial capacity to organize any large-scale international event and strength in its global diplomacy.

He referred to China’s growing technological and innovative developments as a global superpower.

Dr. Wang also expressed his view that unity between Pakistan and China cements peace and security in the South Asian region.

Huang Yan, global communications manager in Zhejiang, China, explained the exciting highlights of the Beijing Winter Olympics. She explained the role of media, especially digital media, which had a huge impact in some cases on people around the world.

Individuals took to social media sites such as TikTok and Twitter to share their feelings, earning warm thanks and recognition around the world. She believes that the media has made a substantial contribution to building lasting relationships and breaking down any prejudices about countries.

Farhat Asif, co-founder of Friends of BRI Forum, outlined the main objective of the Friends of BRI Forum initiative.

She shared that the forum hosted several conversations on the topic, including business, media, links between academic institutions between 138 countries and international organizations around the world.

She added that the webinar was organized to engage an intellectual discourse on China’s vision of sports diplomacy in the context of the Olympics.

Posted in Dawn, February 11, 2022

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Talking about the Olympics and winter sports with China Sports Insider founder Mark Dreyer https://bizchina-update.com/talking-about-the-olympics-and-winter-sports-with-china-sports-insider-founder-mark-dreyer/ Thu, 10 Feb 2022 07:07:52 +0000 https://bizchina-update.com/talking-about-the-olympics-and-winter-sports-with-china-sports-insider-founder-mark-dreyer/ As the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics continue, we decided to get some inside information from one of our favorite sports analysts, Mark Dreyer, founder of China Sports Insider. Mark is originally from the UK, but has been in Beijing since 2007. Mark’s sports knowledge is sought after by different media around the world, being often […]]]>

As the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics continue, we decided to get some inside information from one of our favorite sports analysts, Mark Dreyer, founder of China Sports Insider. Mark is originally from the UK, but has been in Beijing since 2007.

Mark’s sports knowledge is sought after by different media around the world, being often called upon to comment on sports in China by Bloomberg, CCTV, Financial Times, CNBC and the BBC. His repertoire of sports reporting is elite to say the least and he has interviewed some of the world’s best, including Beckham, Pelé and many more.

As well as having recently written a book about China’s quest for sporting supremacy, Mark witnessed the first Olympics in Beijing in 2008, and we are delighted to share some of his knowledge, predictions and thoughts on the Olympics. of this year and the general development of sports in Beijing and all over China.

What first brought you to China?
I first came to China at the very end of 2007. I was living in New York at the time, working for Fox Sports, and my wife was starting a company that was partly based in the United States and partly in China. The Olympics were approaching on my horizon, so we were like, “Hey, let’s go for a year. What’s the worst that can happen?” 15 years later, we are still here.

Tell us what you think of the evolution of the sport since your arrival in China.
There have been three major waves of growth. After the 2008 Olympics, there was a bit of a slowdown. But in 2014 the government released a policy document detailing plans for the development of the world’s biggest sports industry and it really changed things.

The first wave was soccer 2015; we had a big 50-point plan that they struggled to implement, but they tried and we’ve seen some kind of rise – and now collapse – in some areas.

The second wave was in winter sports, because Beijing won the 2022 Olympic bid in the summer of 2015, which turbocharged the winter sports growth engine.

The third wave is what we call mass participation, which was a more organic wave of people getting into sports like running, swimming, fitness, gyms, yoga and all that kind of stuff.

What are some of the differences you see between the 2008 Olympics and this year’s 2022 Games?
There is a big difference in scale between the Summer and Winter Olympics, and of course 2008 was much more festive because it was outdoors. It’s a cliché to say, but 2008 was truly China’s coming out party on the world stage and I think it went fantastically. From the opening ceremony to all the events, everyone was impressed and China was certainly very happy.

This year, the geopolitical temperature is very, very different in China. Covid has of course been a huge challenge for everyone, so mostly people are just trying to get through this one without too many setbacks. As a sports fan, especially the Olympics, this pains me.

Covid has changed many factors for this year’s Olympics in Beijing. Despite this, what are the positive aspects for the city and for China?
What is really interesting is that people have really embraced the development of the winter sports industry. China has never had problems building infrastructure – ski resorts, ice rinks, etc. – but people have to use them, and they have succeeded. It’s encouraging to see. It’s one thing to have a goal, but it’s another to put it into action.

As a Chinese sports insider, can you give us some of your predictions on the top medal contenders or athletes to watch at this Olympics?

Eileen Gu is kind of a no-brainer, and in addition to her recent gold medal in Freestyle Big Air, she has two more chances in halfpipe and slopestyle.

As well, Sun Jiaxu for men’s jumps. China has a bunch of suitors, they had I think four people who could all have a chance, but this guy has had a good last few weeks. Anyway, I think China has a very good chance of winning a medal – maybe gold – in this event.

Nine months ago we were watching an absolute horror show for the China men’s ice hockey team, because it looked like it would be a group of young Chinese against the NHL All Stars. But what happened was that China got permission to sign ‘historical players’ (some North American players of Chinese descent).

Meanwhile, the NHL players have retired, so I think China’s games against the United States and Canada will be much more competitive. It’s going to be a very interesting game, especially because China have played together all season as a team, and the North Americans are basically meeting for the first time, so they’re going to have to adapt very quickly. Nobody even gave China a chance to score a goal, but I think they will score goals, that’s my prediction!

Are there any other interesting changes in the dynamics of the Chinese Olympic team?
Historically, for winter sports, it has been mainly people from the northeast of the country, people who grew up in the cold regions where skiing and skating came naturally to them. China has set up an interdisciplinary recruitment program specifically for these Games. Thus, track and field athletes, long jumpers, distance runners, rowers, gymnasts, etc. were reassigned to new sports and learned new disciplines. So that means you have athletes from Yunnan Province and even remote autonomous regions. In the past, it was something crazy like around 50% came from Harbin city, but that is changing.

Can you tell us a bit about your new book?
The book is called Sports superpower: An insider’s view on China’s quest to be the best. It’s about the progress China has made since 2008 in its quest to build the world’s greatest sports industry – ups and downs – and the title pretty much sums it all up. There are plenty of personal and insider stories, interviews and analysis too. I’m biased, of course, but I think it’s entertaining reading – perfect reading as the Olympics go on or even after they’re over!

What are your predictions for the future of sport in Beijing and China?
I still think the main drivers are, first, the initial push of this government policy, and second, the more organic push of the Chinese people who see more value in sports and are themselves more active. Today people want to involve their kids more in sport and I think that’s what makes me really optimistic about the future of sport here.

Sport is now seen as a legitimate part of the economy. It’s not the biggest thing on China’s radar, but sport is now part of the economy, and it makes people happier and healthier, so I think in many areas we we are always going in the right direction.

What do you think are the three most significant sporting moments in Beijing/China?
Ok, the top three, I’m going to limit it to my time in China again, so from 2008 until now, in my opinion, the number one must be Li Na who won the French Open 2011. I think it was really important and it really put China on the world tennis map.

Secondly, I’ve done a lot of motor racing commentary since my time here, since 2013 I’ve been on several racing series that aired on Fox Sports Asia, in terms of reporting, presentations and commentary; so I got to know a lot of pilots. Zhou Guanyu is now in Formula 1 for the first time this year, which is an extremely important moment for China and for motorsport in China. He’s a good guy, he’s very polite, he speaks very good English and he’s very presentable. I think fans around the world will really like it, and it could revolutionize motorsport in China.

The third comes from 2017 and it’s an episode that I examine closely in the book. The Chinese president was visiting the Olympic venues in Zhangjiakou and was wearing an ANTA-branded jacket. It’s not often that the leaders of any country wear designer clothes, and it’s certainly not common in China either, but it was extremely important, because it meant that China was not embracing not only global sports, but also developing its own sports industry, so the support of a local brand like ANTA was significant. It wouldn’t surprise me if we see the president wearing ANTA clothes in the next few days, with Team China. It would be a very proud and patriotic moment for many in the country.

READ: And the big star of Beijing 2022 is…Bing Dwen Dwen?

Images courtesy of Mark Dreyer

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Chinese sports diplomacy promotes unity for a shared future, speakers–China Economic Net https://bizchina-update.com/chinese-sports-diplomacy-promotes-unity-for-a-shared-future-speakers-china-economic-net/ Thu, 10 Feb 2022 02:24:00 +0000 https://bizchina-update.com/chinese-sports-diplomacy-promotes-unity-for-a-shared-future-speakers-china-economic-net/ by Muhammad Asif Nour China sparked peace, development and shared prosperity through sports diplomacy during the 2022 Winter Olympics. As world leaders and sports teams came together to support China’s Winter Olympics China, peace and friendship have been strengthened and all false politicization has been neutralized. Countries are more likely to collaborate and build a […]]]>

by Muhammad Asif Nour

China sparked peace, development and shared prosperity through sports diplomacy during the 2022 Winter Olympics. As world leaders and sports teams came together to support China’s Winter Olympics China, peace and friendship have been strengthened and all false politicization has been neutralized. Countries are more likely to collaborate and build a common future. The strong partnership between Pakistan and China is essential for regional peace and security.

These were the remarks of speakers sharing their views during the webinar on “Beijing Winter Olympics: Sports Diplomacy for a Shared Future” organized by the BRI Friends Forum. While moderating the session, Farhat Asif, co-founder of BRI Friends Forum, pointed out that the webinar was organized to engage an intellectual discourse on the Chinese vision of sports diplomacy in the context of the Olympics.

Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Nagmana Hashmi, Pakistan’s former ambassador to the EU and China, said Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit had helped rejuvenate Pakistan-China relations. She added that games are a means of cooperation and necessary to reduce tensions between groups.

In addition, Ambassador Hashmi also highlighted the mutually beneficial relationship between China and Pakistan. She stressed that the friendship between Pakistan and China is based on mutual respect and cooperation, with both sides benefiting from each other. She called for even closer collaboration between the two states in various sectors to improve and strengthen collaboration.

Dr Wang Li, a researcher at the Center for Global Security and Governance at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, said China’s commitment to hosting the Olympics in the face of such circumstances showed its economic development, its financial capacity to organize any major international event, and its strength in global diplomacy. He referred to China’s growing technological and innovative developments as a global superpower. Wang also expressed his view that unity between Pakistan and China cements peace and security in the South Asian region.

Dr. Sajid Khursheed, HOD, Canadian International School, Beijing, China, shared an eyewitness account of the Beijing Winter Olympics, in particular his participation in the grand Opening Ceremony. He said organizers strictly followed all protocols related to the World Health Organization. Dr Khursheed also noted that thousands of volunteers are working around the clock, making tremendous efforts to bring the Games to life.

Huang Yan, global communications manager in Zhejiang, China, explained the exciting highlights of the Beijing Winter Olympics. She explained the role of media, especially digital media, which has had a huge impact in some cases on people around the world. Individuals took to social media sites such as TikTok and Twitter to share their feelings, earning warm thanks and recognition around the world. She believes that the media has made a substantial contribution to building lasting relationships and breaking down prejudice. Many journalists, students and scholars from different parts of the world attended the webinar.

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