#Linsanity and Christianity in China
#Linsanity and Christianity in ChinaHow Chinese media and netizens are reacting to Jeremy Lin's devout Christianity.
Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks answers questions from the media during a press conference. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
For many Chinese, the story of US basketball player Jeremy Lin is inspirational not only because of his miraculous rise as a star player with the New York Knicks, but also because of his devout faith in Christianity. Although the details of Lin's career and personal life are widely reported in Chinese media, mainstream reporters are reluctant to discuss or attribute Lin's stardom to religion, a subject considered taboo in a nation that is officially atheist.
Internet searches related to Jeremy Lin's Christian faith were reportedly blocked in China.
Here are some of the highlights of the online conversation: