China · Sports

It’s obvious to anyone who knows a lot about or has visited China that despite its status as the no. 2 economy in the world and its reputation as a future superpower, it’s far from being a rich or developed nation. Its giant population and various problems make this a difficult challenge to achieve in the near future. However what it has managed to achieved in socioeconomic outcomes, is to be far ahead of fellow Asian giant India in many regards, which is shown here in a very clear manner. In things like adult literacy rates or Internet users or GDP per capita, China not only has higher levels, but are literally years or even decades ahead.

Unfortunately China’s lone MMA fighter in the UFC Zhang Tiequan lost on Saturday at UFC 136. Taking on American Darren Elkins, Zhang was dominated and while he avoided getting knocked out or submitted, wound up losing by unanimous decision.

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