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Taiwan: Don't call Rendy Lu “Glory of Taiwan”

“Do not always praise these national athletes ‘Glory of Taiwan’ loudly only after they strived hard to glorify themselves!” argues Klairelee(zht), who blames Taiwanese government and media that are always eager to consume their achievement but paid no attention to many striving Taiwanese athletes-including Taiwanese tennis player Rendy(Yen Hsun) Lu who just beat Andy Roddick at Wimbleton and enters the semifinals.

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  • But didn’t Lu himself emphasize his Taiwanese identity?

  • Portnoy

    Well, sure. But it does not mean that Taiwanese politicians and media had ever done anything for him.

  • In today’s news, Wu Den-yih is blaming the Chen Shui-bian administration for not supporting him. However, Yang Hui-ju (楊蕙如) says that administration supported Lu to the tune of NT$1.5 million per year but that has stopped during the Ma Ying-jeou administration:
    http://nopinghost.blogspot.com/2010/07/20100701150.html

    So if the blogger is specifically referring to the Ma administration feeding off of Lu’s success, she’s right.

    • My POV is that: a sustainable and a healthy mechanism to support athletes is the responsibility of government, and Taiwanese never has this kind of mechanism neither under Chen’s nor Ma’s administration.

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