Beijing Winter Olympics: China's foreign-born athletes fill void but raise questions

Anna Fei, seen here taking a wefie with her teammates, is one of the foreign-born players in China’s women ice hockey team. PHOTO: REUTERS
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BEIJING - In 2019, rising teenage ski star Eileen Gu, who spent most of her growing up years in the West Coast of the United States, sent a ripple of shock through the snow sports fraternity when she announced that she would compete under the Chinese flag.

Many had expected the freestyle skier, then 15, to join Team USA with its well-established winter sports programme.

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