President Xi Jinping is still intent on following through on his soccer domination plan, but will employ a different strategy. Photo: Reuters
Simon Chadwick
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Simon Chadwick

Soccer chat absent at China’s Communist Party Congress, but message to investors is still clear

Xi Jinping’s speech suggests the coming years will see China focus on the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’, building the country’s capacity to compete with the world’s sporting best

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President Xi Jinping is still intent on following through on his soccer domination plan, but will employ a different strategy. Photo: Reuters
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Simon Chadwick

Simon Chadwick

Simon Chadwick is a Professor of Sports Enterprise at Salford University in the UK, where he is also a member of the Centre for Sports Business.