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President Xi put an emphasis on fitness-for-all programmes (Getty Images)
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24 Oct 2017

In this week's China sports industry round-up: President Xi Jinping tells Party Congress that efforts to build China's sporting strength will be accelerated, questions are raised about doping claims dating back to the 1980s, and Chinese basketball has been overhauled ahead of the new season.

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AC Milan and Inter, both owned by Chinese groups, played out a dramatic derby over the weekend (Getty Images)
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17 Oct 2017

In this week's China sports industry round-up: Wanda-operated golf courses are closed ahead of China’s most important political event for five years, Marcus Kam takes leading role at AC Milan, and the government has issued a final deadline for the completion of 2022 Olympic venues.

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The inaugural Urban Cycling World Championships will take place from November 8-12 (Getty Images)
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13 Oct 2017

The UCI is debuting a new annual event in China that brings BMX Freestyle and Mountain Bike Eliminator trials to urban settings. Rob Ridley examines the potential of two events that bring inner-city architecture into play.

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Liverpool FC fans at the club's Premier League Asia Trophy game against Leicester City in July (Getty Images)
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10 Oct 2017

In this week's China sports industry round-up: Liverpool FC has drawn some unwanted criticism thanks to its sponsorship deal with Tibet Water Resources, Alibaba signs a distribution deal with the Pac-12 Conference through to 2024, and China is among nine nations to have received a one-year ban from the International Weightlifting Federation.

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Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull Racing signs autographs ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai (Getty Images)
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3 Oct 2017

In this week's China sports industry round-up: The Chinese Grand Prix will continue until at least 2020 after a new deal was signed between organisers and Formula 1, while Chinese sportswear company Anta has become the latest sponsor of the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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NHL fans walk to the entrance Arena before the pre-season game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Vancouver Canucks at Wukesong Arena in Beijing (Getty Images)
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26 Sep 2017

In this week's China sports industry round-up: Swiss watch manufacturer Tag Heuer is again partnering with the Chinese Basketball Association two years after their acrimonious split; the NHL will play at least five games in China in the next few years; and LeSports' founder has sold his remaining shares in the floundering company.

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