Over 3,500 young athletes from around the world have gathered in Nanjing for the Youth Olympic Games. With Beijing 2008 in the rear-view mirror, and China's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics on the not-too-distant horizon, CNN takes its flagship roundtable discussion program ‘On China’ on the road for an in-depth look at the power of sport in China. 

From the next generation of young emerging athletes and sports-stars-to-be, to how sport is shaping China's role on the global stage, CNN’s Kristie Lu Stout and her panel of experts take you inside what it means to be an athlete in today's China.


Thomas Bach - President of the International Olympic Committee

Yang Yang – Olympic Gold Medallist (Short Track Speed Skating)

Tom Byer - Head Technical Adviser, Chinese School Football Program

Sheng Li - SECA Founder & CEO (sports marketing agency)

Photo attached: Left to right, Kristie Lu Stout, Thomas Bach, Yang Yang, Tom Byer, Sheng Li

Airtimes (Hong Kong/ Beijing/ Taipei/ Singapore/ Kuala Lumpur)

Thursday, August 28 at 1630 HKT

Friday August 29 at 1330 HKT

Saturday, August 30 at 1430 and 2330 HKT

Sunday, August 31 at 1830 HKT

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About ‘On China’

‘On China’ is CNN’s first regular series focused on the country, and the first by any international television news network. The monthly show hosted by CNN correspondent and anchor Kristie Lu Stout provides viewers with a unique insider’s view of China from within its own borders. In each 30-minute show, Kristie Lu Stout sits down with thought and business leaders from within China’s borders for a roundtable discussion about what really drives this world power and economic giant.  

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