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  1. How Britain is Playing a Leading Role in the Chinese Football Revolution

    How Britain is Playing a Leading Role in the Chinese Football Revolution
    Football in China is still in its infancy, but it has already made waves around the World. Chinese multi-billionaires are funding a huge expansion in the game, bringing stars like Carlos Tevez and Oscar to the Chinese Super League. But while the high-profile transfers make the headlines, it is the work going on at the grassroots level that is most...
  2. Why Is Chinese Grassroots Football Dysfunctional?

    Why Is Chinese Grassroots Football Dysfunctional?
    The sums of money being offered by Chinese clubs to Europe’s elite players are simply staggering. Backed by government funding, the relatively new Chinese Super League is trying to attract the World’s top talent with promises of unprecedented salaries. But is this the path to long-term success? And does more need to be done to promote grassroots football in China...
  3. Is the Government Right to Invest in Chinese Grassroots Football?

    Is the Government Right to Invest in Chinese Grassroots Football?
    Grassroots football in the UK is on its knees. Community pitches continue to deteriorate, local clubs continue to fold at an alarming rate and the number of people playing the game at local level continues to dwindle at an alarming rate. So, why has Chancellor George Osborne just injected around £3 million into Chinese grassroots football? Mr Osborne travelled to...

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