Written by Martin Thorley. This week the China Soccer Observatory (CSO) takes over CPI: Analysis and we provide eight articles written exclusively by CSO fellows. The development of soccer is a fascinating prism through which to examine China and in a number of ways proves to be a […]
Written by Thilo Kunkel & Yiran Su On June 14, Chinese president Xi Jinping highlighted the importance of soccer development in China during a meeting with FIFA president Gianni Infantino. Xi emphasized the societal role of soccer due not only to its nature as a competitive sport, but […]
Written by Anders Kornum Thomassen. China has emerged as a major player in the international soccer industry. Huge transfers and record-breaking salaries have come to characterise the game in China in the eyes of the international soccer community.
Written by Dongfeng Liu. Whilst only three to five years ago confidence in the Chinese sports sector was still fragile after a damaging football corruption scandal, today the landscape is much improved. Indeed, the past few years have witnessed unprecedented investment in the sports sector in China. Wang Jianlin and […]
Written by David Prentice. Founded in 2004, the Chinese Super League consists of 16 teams; Guizhou Zhicheng, Liaoning F.C., Jiangsu Suning, Beijing Guo’an, and Guangzhou R&F make up just five of these clubs of which little is known outside the Middle Kingdom. Whilst they are hardly well known, […]
Written by Marcus P. Chu. Any international sporting mega-event refers to a games in which numbers of athletes from at least two countries participate. Given that the world society often attaches great importance to the event preparations and implementation, the governments of the hosting cities in general are willing […]
Written by James Mangan. … the Triple East Asian Olympic Games … are the precursors of Asian mega events to come: sooner rather than later. The momentum … will increase year by year. The traction of the Asian engine grows increasingly more powerful and there should no doubts […]