During the Tokyo 2020 Games, China's profit-first self-media industry generated traffic through the sophisticated manipulation of people’s emotions.
Zhang Guowei, one of the most promising high jumpers in the country, made it into media spotlights just two months after his retirement. He now has a more prosperous business to run – his social media.
“I am too tired to continue. I decided to retire.” This is what Zhang Guowei, a Chinese star high jumper and former world silver-medalist, wrote on Weibo.
Now Chinese audiences showed more tolerance, support and encouragement to athletes not only for their victories but also for their personalities.