The story of Chinese world-beating ultra runner Yao Miao - published both on-line and in print it was widely popular. Months of work went into this article including training with Yao Miao, interviews with her coach and watching her race and win.
My interview with China's great, but almost completely unknown athlete - boxer Xiong Chaozhong. A coal mine labourer who never finished secondary school, he defied all odds - starting out in professional boxing at 23 with no amateur experience and became world champion six years later. The story was the lead in the sport section.
Russian UFC star Petr Yan turned out to have Chinese heritage - a story that attracted a great deal of attention in Hong Kong and amongst overseas Chinese
The story of Cai Zongju, Chinese female professional boxing champion - the first story in English on Chinese female boxers.