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China’s long history of suffering from ‘hurt feelings’ at the Olympics is tied to its narrative of humiliation by foreigners

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
ack Horton's references to a Chinese swimmer as a drug cheat during a press conference for the Rio Olympics was the latest example of many exchanges at the international sporting event that have raised the ire of observers from China.
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.