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Monday, January 10, 2011

World's Women Chess Champion from China

Ms. Hou (whose name is pronounced Ho Ee-fahn) is an astonishing phenomenon: at 16, she is the new women’s world chess champion, the youngest person, male or female, ever to win a world championship. And she reflects the way China — by investing heavily in education and human capital, particularly in young women — is increasingly having an outsize impact on every aspect of the world.

Nicholas D. Kristof: China Rises, and Checkmates - NY Times

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