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Profile: Teen amateur golfer Yin to stand out from professionals******
By Zhang Yuanshinan and Wang Jingyu。
BEIJING, Nov.2 (Xinhua) -- Yin Xiaowen will never forget the night she was ordered to practice putting even after her golf club closed, with only the lights from her father's car illuminating the green.。
"I was really bored and annoyed at that moment," Yin recalled emotionally. "But when I realized I had made progress one day, I came to understand his decision and was full of gratitude."
Yin, 16, inherited her sporting talent from her parents. Her father Yin Jianhua was an amateur footballer for years and good at long-distance running, while her mother Zhang Chunyuan enjoyed badminton, tennis and swimming.。
Yin Xiaowen picked up a golf club for the first time when she was seven. The "whoosh" and "ping" of the club hitting the ball has been the soundtrack to her life ever since.。
"Golf gives me a uniquely different feeling from any other sport. I enjoy hitting the ball far very much," said Yin.。
In her first few months of playing golf, Yin unexpectedly won a children's invitational event. Her passion for the game grew rapidly and then she decided to receive formal golf training - two hours every day.。
At 10, Yin went to the United States for professional training and attended the Feng Shanshan Golf School in 2016. As the intensity of her training increased, the sport gradually dominated her life, even on holidays.。
Once Yin's mother took her to Tokyo's Disneyland Park. At the end of the day, she urged her mother to leave as she didn't want to skip her daily training.。
"Training and studying have constituted almost her whole life over the years. She took a day off only every two weeks," Yin's mother said.。
Years of hard work laid a solid foundation for Yin's steady improvement. In July last year, Yin became the youngest winner in China LPGA Tour history with a five-stroke victory in the Zhangjiagang Shuangshan Challenge.。
At Beijing Orient Pearl Country Club this year, Yin created more history when she won the Ladies Challenge to become the first and youngest-ever three-time champion on the China LPGA Tour.。
"I am happy to be the first amateur to win three times on the Tour, but I still have much work to do. Feng Shanshan is the role model for all Chinese players. Hopefully one day I can pick up the baton and win honor for my homeland like her," said Yin.。
With her driver swing distance reaching 280 yards, Yin already can match any of the world-class female golfers.。
Despite her young age, Yin has a profound understanding of the sport.。
"The difference between high-level athletes is small. What matters is the psychological condition," said Yin.。
"During a four-day event, I feel nothing on day one, but a bit stressed on day two. On the third day, tensions surge if I stay ahead. It is on the final day when 'buzzer-beaters' appear, and I feel very nervous that I will be overtaken at any time."
"But this process full of pressure and uncertainty is where the charm of golf is, I think," she added.。
Talking about her future, Yin has two goals - one is to officially qualify for the LPGA as a professional; the other is to represent China at next year's Asian Games in Hangzhou.。
"I admit that I have some talent in golf, but I'm not sure how far I can go on this pathway," Yin said.。
"Needless to say, it is a choice with complications for me to be an athlete in this field, but the only thing I can ensure is that I will keep it up no matter what results I get." Enditem。
China's property investment up 8.8 pct in Jan.******
BEIJING, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- China's investment in property development maintained steady expansion in the first nine months of the year, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed Monday.
During the period, property investment rose 8.8 percent year on year to nearly 11.26 trillion yuan (about 1.75 trillion U.S. dollars), NBS data showed.
Compared with the same period in 2019, property investment climbed 14.9 percent, putting the two-year average at 7.2 percent, NBS data showed.
Investment in residential buildings went up 10.9 percent from a year earlier to 8.49 trillion yuan in the first nine months. Enditem
Honor opens first smart industrial park since split from Huawei******
SHENZHEN, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) -- Smartphone manufacturer Honor Device Co., Ltd. on Thursday opened its first intelligent industrial park since it became independent from Huawei last November.。
The facility in Shenzhen city of south China's Guangdong Province consists of a new product verification center, a flagship mobile phone production center, an innovation incubation center and an intelligent manufacturing capacity-building center.。
Honor's domestic smartphone shipments jumped 25 percent year on year to 14.2 million units in the third quarter of this year, despite a 5-percent decline for the broader Chinese smartphone market, statistics from market research firm Canalys showed. Honor's domestic market share has risen to 18 percent, ranking third in the third quarter.。
Honor's market share this year is recovering at a fast rate that has surprised the industry, said the company's CEO Zhao Ming. Enditem。