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Harbin Winter Universiade Cold-shouldered by Chinese

Of about 25 friends we talked to yesterday, three Canadians included, only one person actually knew that the Harbin Winter Universiade was coming.

"I won't watch any of the games, as I don't play those sports," said Liu Hongchao, a 25-year-old university graduate who plays football in his free time. "No one here even watches Universiade, let alone the winter games." Liu's view is probably shared by many Chinese sports editors, as we couldn't find coverage of the Winter Universiade on the front covers of all the sports publications and the Internet portals in the country so far. Winter sports seem too far away from most of Chinese people.

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Chinese Women’s Ice Hockey Team Walking On Thin Ice

Chinese Women's Hockey Team continued their winning streak by beating Japanese Team 2-0 in Shanghai, securing themselves a shot of playing in the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics after three straight wins over Norway, Czech Republic and Japan. Ranked 8th in the world, the team consists of 19 players all coming from Harbin, the capital of China's northeastern Heilongjiang Province which is also known as "ice city" for its long and cold winter.

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