Given that President Xi Jinping is the country’s No 1 soccer fan, with his heart set on seeing China qualify for the World Cup, hosting one and winning one, it is no surprise that the development of soccer figures prominently in the plan. Photo: Reuters
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China plan gives all a sporting chance

  • Future elite will rise to surface thanks to natural talent, rather than by officials picking “winners” to be nurtured in rigid state sports system

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Given that President Xi Jinping is the country’s No 1 soccer fan, with his heart set on seeing China qualify for the World Cup, hosting one and winning one, it is no surprise that the development of soccer figures prominently in the plan. Photo: Reuters
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Kang Kyung-jin (right) helps South Korea win the 2017 Sudirman Cup in Gold Coast. Photo: Badmintonphoto/BWF

China badminton team turns to South Korean coach after their worst performance at World Championships

  • Kang Kyung-jin will be become sport’s first official overseas coach, report says
  • China captured only one gold in recent worlds, its smallest haul since 1983 debut
Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

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Kang Kyung-jin (right) helps South Korea win the 2017 Sudirman Cup in Gold Coast. Photo: Badmintonphoto/BWF
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