China in 2 minutes a day
Top news and analysis delivered to your inbox

Mack Horton, an Australian gold-medal winning swimmer, refers to China’s Sun Yang as a drug cheat, prompting rebukes from netizens and state media

3 months ago
Sky Canaves
ack Horton's comments at a press conference drew tears from Sun Yang, a Chinese swimmer who previously served a three-month ban for the use of trimetazidine, and unleashed the fury of China's state media and the nation's netizens, who have demanded apologies.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.