Hosting the 2015 Sudirman Cup helped Dongguan forge a positive image as a vibrant city of sports where elite competition and sporting activities benefit residents.
A soccer association in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province, launched a carnival on Wednesday aimed at boosting the popularity of the sport within local companies, schools and communities.
Despite the mighty dominance of Chinese badminton players, the narrowing gap between China and the rest of the world highlighted at the 2015 Sudirman Cup suggests that the game is becoming more competitive.
China beats Japan by 3-0 and clinchs their 10th Sudirman Cup title, the sixth consecutive victory in this world team badminton championship.
Chinese filmmaker Peter Ho-Sun Chan is making a movie about tennis aces Li Na, which will be based on Li's autobiography "Li Na: My Life."
Favorites China were never in a spot of bother against Germany on Thursday, winning 3-0 without dropping a game and booking a semifinal berth at the Sudirman Cup.
Though a virtual unknown at badminton's elite level, Australian shuttler Gronya Somerville has built a decent fan base in China thanks to her family's deep Chinese heritage.
A world-class figure skating show will cool China this summer when the fifth edition of "Artistry on Ice" tours in July.
Dreams are sometimes hatched in the most unlikely places, such as the backyard of a candy factory on the northern outskirts of Bangkok 14 years ago.
Gronya Somerville is a poster girl for badminton as the Australian has already got a huge following partially because of her good looks and connection with a Chinese historical figure.
As the 2015 Sudirman Cup's third day of action gets underway on Tuesday in Dongguan, Guangdong province, China's badminton stars once again take on the world and attract global attention at the world mixed team championships.
After beating Chinese Taipei 3-0, defending champions China replicated their success with unbeaten record at the 4th World Women's Team Go Chess Championship here on Sunday.