As David Yang writes in Foreign Policy, the spectacular rise of Jeremy Lin -- the New York Knicks' Taiwanese-American, Harvard-grad point guard -- is sweeping mainland China. But while only a handful of Chinese athletes have made an impression on U.S. shores, there's an impressive roster of homegrown sports stars that are big in Beijing -- and a few surprising American athletes with a big following, too.
Above, Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao perform during the 2010 Winter Olympics figure skating exhibition gala at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, Canada. After settling for bronze in the Salt Lake City and Torino Olympics, China's most celebrated figure skaters finally brought home their country's first-ever figure skating gold at the 2010 games.
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