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DDMC’s purchase of Super Sports Media secures the media rights for the English Premier League in China for the next two seasons (Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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18 Jul 2017

In this week's China sports industry round-up: DDMC buys the owner of English Premier League rights in China for $500m, financial giant Bank of China becomes the first official partner of Beijing 2022, and Alisports unveils plans for the world's richest rugby sevens tournament in Shanghai.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at an under-12 football game in Berlin in July (Ronald Wittek/Getty Images)
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13 Jul 2017

As the Chinese government seeks to control the overseas flow of its currency, Simon Chadwick, professor of sports enterprise at Salford University Manchester and founding co-director of the China Soccer Observatory at the University of Nottingham, looks at a history of government intervention in the creation of the country’s sports economy.

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Ferrari fans in the grandstand during the 2017 Formula One Grand Prix of China in Shanghai (Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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11 Jul 2017

In this week's China sports industry round-up: Lagardère are tasked with raising Formula One's profile in China after years of neglect, President Xi's trip to G20 summit highlights strength of China's sporting relationship with Germany, and Chinese funding will boost Premier League side Everton. 

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In better times, Liu Guoliang (second left), who has been ousted as coach of the Chinese table tennis team, celebrates with his athletes after winning medals at the London 2012 Olympics (Photo by: Feng Li/Getty Images)
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28 Jun 2017

In this week's China sports industry round-up: government questions credit risks around Chinese firms investing in sport overseas; China's F1 grands prix marked 'provisional' in calendar; Chinese U20 football team could enter German league; and more.

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