China’s quest to become a sporting nation could be futile if it does not undergo a cultural shift at home. Photo: EPA
Patrick Blennerhassett
Opinion

Opinion

Patrick Blennerhassett

China’s quest to become a sporting nation: why money cannot solve a cultural problem

  • China is pouring money into athletic programmes, facilities and infrastructure looking to become a sporting nation like the United States
  • Deep cultural differences between the two present serious challenges for China in its quest to rule the sporting world

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China’s quest to become a sporting nation could be futile if it does not undergo a cultural shift at home. Photo: EPA
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