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2018/07/09 | Policy Forum
The Truth Behind China's World Football Ambitions
Is China already a soccer superpower? Lucrative corporate partnerships have more than picked up the slack for its 75th ranked men's national team.
Can Women's Football Catch On in China?
Despite systemic issues, women are outpacing men in China's football arena.
Chinese Soccer's Corporate Social Responsibility Problem
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has long been an important concept for sports organizations around the world keen to be seen as a force for good. Yet in China, where soccer in particular suffers from image problems and a lack of confidence in the integrity of the game, CSR has a long way to go.
2017/08/16 | Saigoneer
A Brief Primer on Vietnam’s Football History
Vietnamese widespread support for foreign football teams over local ones has much to do with the history of football sponsorships and scandals.
2017/07/21 | Simon Chadwick
China's Football Play Sees Xi Pushing Others Offside
President Xi Jinping may be leading the line in China’s football grand plans, but recent moves have caught others in the world game offside, Simon Chadwick writes.
2017/06/24 | Simon Chadwick
The World Cup is a Global Political Football
Will the 2022 World Cup need to find a new host country? Simon Chadwick takes a look at the controversial decision to host in the Gulf state, and those that would see it played elsewhere.
2017/01/09 | James Baron
Chelsea Bringing the Football Blues to Taiwan
'They need to build a whole system...That includes creating footballing parents, who know how to take care of their kids and help their talent.'