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Liverpool fans show their support during the Premier League Asia Trophy in July (Victor Fraile/Getty Images)
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20 Sep 2017

With New Balance beating 'parasite brands' in a Chinese court and Liverpool FC launching a cut-price kit to beat the counterfeiters, major brands are clearly taking the theft of intellectual property seriously. Mark Dreyer finds out more.

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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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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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