For Chinese athletes,Western style Perks: Individual accomplishments are recognized but the promotion of public interest is also noted via CCTV-4. The mix of public and private sectors is in evidence. Such can be found in USA as well.
Page A12: Yao Ming,star of the Houston Rockets professional baseketball team and Liu Xiang, a rock star hurdler are cited. Both are natives of Shanghai. They both speak Mandarin and Shanghai dialect.(Wu)
Sports are commercialized and more stars will be generated just like in the USA.
Nike,Coca-cola, Visa are sponsors plus Chinese brands such as a real estate firm and a cigarette-maker. Here we can easily detect that Sino-American Economics are merged together in action as the title of my blogs.
Francis Shieh a.k.a. Xie Shihao, a native of Shanghai since 1926 and a resident of USA since 1947,a student in economics forevermore with fun. April 28, 2008