In Guangzhou, there is one dragon boat team called "South China International Dragonboat Team", in which over half team members are foreigners.
Such a multi-national dragon boat team was founded in 1999, now they are still active in many dragon boat races in and out of China. At this Saturday, they will attend the 2015 Guangzhou International Dragon Boat Invitation Tournament.
Team members: 60% are foreigners from over 10 countries
The International Dragonboat Team was called as "The team of Consulate League" at before, since most of the previous team members are staffs of consulates in Guangzhou.
Vega, a Chinese girl, took over the dragon boat team since 2006. In 2003, Vega joined in that team with her foreign friends. At that time, above a half of team members were foreigners, while in 2005 many foreign members, including the previous team leader, left Guangzhou due to work issue.
In order to invite more foreigners to join their team and remain the "international feature", Vega found several foreign members from her rugby playmates, including her husband Stu from Scotland.
Now, almost 60% team members of the international dragon team are foreigners who come from Britain, Russia, Hungary, France, Jordan, Australia, India, Thailand and Malaysia, etc.