Chinese tourists arrive on the eve of the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Moscow, Russia. Photo: Reuters
Kerry Brown
Opinion

Opinion

On Reflection by Kerry Brown

Be patient World Cup fans, China still playing the long game to host tournament

Though it’s only qualified for the event once – in 2002 – Beijing still has its eyes squarely on landing the event later this century, and its plan is subtle yet unrelenting

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Chinese tourists arrive on the eve of the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Moscow, Russia. Photo: Reuters
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Kerry Brown

Kerry Brown

Kerry Brown is professor of Chinese Studies and director of the Lau China Institute at King’s College, London, and an associate on Chatham House’s Asia-Pacific Programme.