Category Archives: China

February 2018- Recent interesting articles

Recent interesting articles – February 2018     Bids to carry the English Premier League soccer games are in the making. What’s the deal with Amazon? https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/feb/08/facebook-google-netflix-not-ready-to-enter-premier-league-tv-rights-battle     What about the soccer rights in China? https://www.reuters.com/article/wuhan-ddmc/ddmc-grabs-china-epl-soccer-rights-in-500-mln-deal-for-super-sports-idUSL4N1K33YU     And finally, “Saudi Stars Arrive in Spain, With One Eye on Russia”, an articles on Dawsari… Read More »

It’s Only Business: FIFA Turning a Blind Eye to Chinese State Interference

Earlier this month, FIFA met with officials from the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and the Spanish government to address allegations of state interference in the affairs of the country’s soccer administration. The issue surfaced last year, when the Spanish Sports Council’s (CSD) insisted that new elections be called for the presidency of the RFEF following… Read More »

China’s Winter Spending Spree

By Cali Nelson The Chinese Super League, the top league in China, has gained considerable international attention over the last few months due to a spectacular spending spree during China’s winter transfer period, which ran from January 1st to February 26th.  During this period, Chinese clubs spent a record $365 million. To put that in… Read More »

China’s Grand Plan for Soccer Success

For the past decade, China has been considered a rising power in political, economic, and numerous other spheres. But in terms of men’s soccer, this country performs dismally at best. For most Chinese citizens, China’s performance in men’s soccer is considered a national embarrassment. Currently, the Chinese Men’s National Team is ranked 96 – for… Read More »