Increasingly in sport, most roads that do not lead to the Middle East lead to China and its huge market of 1.3 billion people, a growing proportion of them highly aspirational and middle class.
Ukraine’s Oleksii Denysiuk and Iryna Liakhu shot a world record to clinch the first mixed team 10 metre air pistol SH1 gold medal contested at a World Shooting Para Sport Championships in Sydney.
Russia held their nerve to see off defending champions China to win a first men's team title at the International Gymnastics Federation Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart.
Sport's relationship with China is endlessly fascinating. It is 35 years since the world's most populous nation largely undermined the Soviet-led boycott of the 1984 Olympics by dispatching its top athletes to California and winning 32 medals.
China's Chen Meng will be out to equal the record for International Table Tennis Federation World Tour titles in a calendar year at the German Open this week.
China and Japan were unable to match the high-level set by Russia in qualifying for the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Artistic Gymnastics World Championships men's all-around team final in Stuttgart.
The Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) has suspended its relationship with Houston Rockets after the NBA giant's general manager offered his support to Hong Kong's protesters.
China defended their Blind Football Asian Championships title by beating Iran 1-0 in today's final in Thailand.
Top seeds Indonesia defeated China 3-1 to clinch the mixed team title at the Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Junior Championships in Kazan.
Defending champions China survived a scare as they battled to a 3-2 win over Japan to reach the final of the Badminton World Federation World Junior Mixed Team Championships in Kazan.
Defending champions China and top seeds Indonesia are one match away from a final clash at the Badminton World Federation World Junior Mixed Team Championships, after winning their quarter-finals in straight sets.
Defending champions China and top seeds Indonesia remain on course for the final of the Badminton World Federation World Junior Mixed Team Championships after easing into the last eight in Kazan.
Defending champions China and top seeds Indonesia recorded their second victories in the team event at the Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Junior Championships in Kazan.
China beat Argentina in straight sets to complete their International Volleyball Federation Women's World Cup campaign with a perfect record of 11 wins from 11.
Japan claimed a three-point victory over China to clinch their fourth consecutive International Basketball Federation Women's Asia Cup title in Bangalore.