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2018/06/14 | Policy Forum
Chinese Firms Venture into Russia 2018 World Cup Sponsorship Breach
Chinese companies like Wanda and Vivo do not fear to tread in the footprints of scandal that have deterred Western sponsors.
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.
2017/05/21 | Simon Chadwick
European Clubs Search for the Goal in China’s Football Frontier
Collaboration is key for Europe’s football giants if they want to be on the winning side in China, Simon Chadwick writes.
2017/04/12 | Alan Bairner
Xi Jinping’s Football Dream and the Nightmare Scenario
Given the power of football to help consolidate national unity but equally to provide outlets for political opposition, the realization of Xi’s dreams for Chinese football could be even more important than one might, at first glance, think.
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.'
2016/12/21 | David Prentice
The Chinese Super League: A Footballing Vanity Project on Steroids
When it comes to the beautiful game, the Chinese demonstrate only that they know the cost of everything, but the value of nothing, writes David Prentice.
2015/09/11 | Yang
Taiwanese Sports Dilemma: Abolish Dodge Ball for Football?
Playing dodge ball during elementary school PE class is a collective memory of Taiwanese people, but some children become human targets during the dodge ball games and has provoked heated discussions on the Internet regarding if dodge ball is a sport of fear and whether or not it’s legal bullying.