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Taiwan urges sport sponsorship amid 'brawn drain' fear

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Taiwan called on more companies Tuesday to finance athletes amid concerns local tennis hero and Wimbledon women's doubles champion Hsieh Su-Wei might take up Chinese citizenship in exchange for a seven figure sponsorship deal. 

Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan plays a match against Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland during the Sony Open in Key Biscayne, Florida on March 21, 2013. Taiwan called on more companies to finance athletes amid concerns Hsieh Su-Wei might take up Chinese citizenship in exchange for a seven figure sponsorship deal.

China has been wooing Taiwan's top talent in sports including basketball, baseball, pool and golf amid warming ties with the island in recent years.

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