There was no skating rink in southern part of chinese. Though recently they've built one at KungMin, a southern province near where most top level chinese gymnastists had been 10 or 20 years ago. And there was a report two skating rinks are being build in ShangHai, the biggest city in china. The Chinese federation is pushing the sport systematically to the southern part of china.Originally Posted by soogar
I'd give them 10 years and they will have top ladies like LuChen who'll able to compete at the top in the world stage. They take the sport programs seriously, nearly all these programs are goverment funding, now blended with some corperative sponsors (westernization). And they have dedicate sport scientists doing research for those atheletes if they found out they have the potential to be the best in the world.