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Sportsmanship and Obsession with National Image--China Ignites its Football Ambition

Sportsmanship and Obsession with National Image--China Ignites its Football Ambition

Football, or soccer, is one of the most popular sports in the world. Simple rules and cheap kits have made this sport accessible to almost every corner of the planet, no matter how disadvantaged they are. And unlike the more luxury sports like golf, football can easily ignite the passion of youngsters and even a whole nation. In this regard, China, the world's most populous nation, is now chasing a national dream of becoming a world football power. Its government has set a timeline for meeting this goal; top-down support policies are being laid out; huge public investment and resources are being spent on building facilities and cultivating young football talent; and domestic business tycoons are being encouraged to contribute to this national drive. (This program is hosted by Sam Duckett, written and produced by Yin Xiuqi)

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