The Badger Herald – January 25, 2011
After officials from both the University of Wisconsin and the Beijing Sport University hailed the Chinese Champions Program a success, the decision to extend the program for an additional three years will coincide with the release of a film documenting the athletes’ experiences.
For the 2010 fall term, nine world-class Chinese athletes and coaches traveled to UW for an introduction to American education and the Madison community.
Li Li Ji, professor of kinesiology, said the success of the program was partly because UW has a positive image abroad, in addition to Chancellor Biddy Martin’s recent initiative to increase university involvement in China.
He said UW has a tremendous reputation in academics and is very highly regarded by the next generation of Chinese students.