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Maya Yoshida, Southampton's Japanese star, celebrates a goal during 2016-17 (Warren Little/Getty Images)
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13 Jun 2017

In this week's China sports industry round-up: why controversial tycoon Gao Jisheng's interest in purchasing Southampton is causing headaches for the Premier League; Hong Kong FA expresses interest in joining mooted Chinese Fifa World Cup bid; NBA says its looking to launch an esports league in China

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Chinese fans at the recent Fifa World Cup qualifier against Iran (Amin M. Jamali/Getty Images)
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6 Jun 2017

In this week's China sports industry round-up: smartphone maker Vivo announced as official smartphone sponsor of next two Fifa World Cups; Qatar's diplomatic crisis may bring China World Cup closer; NBA commissioner disappointed at lack of Chinese players

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Diego Costa has been linked with a move to the Chinese Super League (Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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1 Jun 2017

In this week's China sports industry round-up: New CSL restictions could prevent clubs from signing international stars; LeSports investors form a new body to supervise its financial affairs; Liverpool, Leicester, West Brom and Crystal Palace to play in Asia Trophy, but Milan derby now cancelled

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