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An ‘orphan sport,’ baseball is still sidelined by the popularity of basketball and soccer in China

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
ajor League Baseball, the government, property developer Wang Jianwen and other private investors are all trying to expand baseball's limited presence in China, but a scarcity of fields and players, the game's rules, and unenthusiastic locals are among the problems they face.
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.