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  • Rich Chinese golfers will never admit their passion - but why?
  • Rich Chinese golfers will never admit their passion - but why?
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Why is golf China’s most illicit game?

Ping-pong was once the poster sport of the Chinese Communist Party – but today, Chinese people would sooner shoot hoops or drive the fairways. Beyond simple health and fitness, like everything in China, sport has become an issue of status and politics.

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Ping-pong was once the poster sport of the Chinese Communist Party (CCPC) – but today, Chinese people would sooner shoot hoops or drive the fairways. As commercial leagues like the PGA and the NBA take over from the CCPC, spectators value a high standard as much as straightforward patriotism. Beyond simple health and fitness, like everything in China, sport has become an issue of status and politics.

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