China Daily and Fun

The Humanaught has a nice find. He quotes an article from the China Daily that Baseball is a Chinese invention

Baseball a Chinese invention

Updated: 2007-04-01 08:35

Though long thought to have evolved from the UK-created rounders, new evidence suggests that the sport of baseball’s origins extend back nearly 500 years to China’s Ming Dynasty (c1368-1644).

Li Gang, of the National Council of History and Culture (NCHC), recently announced findings from a year-long study into the origins of various sporting events thought to have Chinese roots.

“We were quite surprised by this discovery,” said Li. “It is common knowledge that table tennis, tai chi, swimming and football all have a long history in China, but we could not have expected baseball too would make the list.”

Read his article and then try to find the piece in the China Daily:)

Nice one and way to humorous for the China Daily to come up with themselves.

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One Response to “China Daily and Fun”

  1. The Humanaught
    April 2nd, 2007 21:28

    Yeah actually, I wouldn’t be surprised if it made its way to the China Daily headlines ;-)

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