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August 15, 2008

CCS Associate Guoqi Xu in the spotlight for writing on the Olympics

"If Chinese continue to be obsessed with soccer, they’ll definitely demand something dramatic, something political or involving rule of law. It will start with sports, and then it will move onto something bigger."

"China Loves Its Soccer. Its Team? Don't Ask."
by Edward Wong, The New York Times

"A nation that obsesses over gold medals is not a self-assured nation."

"China's Agony of Defeat"
It's impossible to understand what the Games mean to the Chinese without understanding their history of humiliation.
by Orville Schell, Newsweek
Published 07/26/2008
From the magazine issue dated Aug 4, 2008

Posted by zzhu at August 15, 2008 04:12 PM