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Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo could soon be playing regular league games in China (Getty Images)
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12 Sep 2017

In this week's China sports industry round-up: Reports suggest regular La Liga games could be played in China from 2018-19, Fosun and Wanda both take steps to show that they are unaffected by recent tales of woe, and Chinese sportswear firm Peak signs major deal in Brazil.

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China's Xiaolei Du at this year's World Baseball Classic in Japan (Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)
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5 Sep 2017

In this week's China sports industry round-up: Xia plans to pursue Aston Villa deal through an unlisted company, the MLB has signed a long-term extension to its partnership with the China Baseball Association and 2008 Olympics partner Yili is to return for 2022.

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Wanda's Wang Jianlin was detained at Tianjin airport last week as he attempted to fly to the UK (Fortune Live Media/Flickr)
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29 Aug 2017

In this week's China sports industry round-up: Wanda subsidiaries significantly lower on the stock market after reports of chairman's arrest; New Balance awarded damages after winning court case against three copycat brands; Reports suggest City Football Group (CFG), which owns Manchester City, will add to its six-club collective through an acquisition in China.

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China hopes to boost winter sports standards through its new ice hockey league (Matt Roberts/Getty Images)
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22 Aug 2017

In this week's China sports industry round-up: How Southampton FC’s new owner Gao Jisheng was able to skirt capital controls; New ice hockey league aims to lift standards ahead of 2022 Olympics; Tencent Sports becomes NFL's exclusive live digital streaming media partner in China.

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Chinese snooker star Ding Junhui (Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
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15 Aug 2017

In this week's China sports industry round-up: China’s Gao family now owns majority stake in Southampton FC; Wanda and LeEco – two firms heavily invested in China’s sports industry – singled out for criticism; World Snooker has committed to a 10-year digital rights deal with Rigour Media.

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