Ms. Li had to learn a foreign language, a completely new way of doing things, and develop a new following, which is probably we didn't hear from her for a few years after Chen Lu. But she has been doing pretty well with Caroline Zhang recently, so probably she will continue to see future success.
Chen Lu and her husband opened a new rink and skating school in southern China, the first commercial skating school I believe. Traditionally, all the more promising athletes (and best known coaches) go into the state system in China, so Chen Lu had to start with very young skaters, new coaches. A friend of mine skates there and says there are some promising youngsters, so maybe in a few years we'll see some good skaters coming out of there too.