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Breaking down Chinese football’s latest brainwaves

Late on Wednesday night, the Chinese Football Association (CFA) released details of two new rules that the Chinese Super League (CSL) must follow. Both rules are significant and have immediate consequences, not just for Chinese football, but for the global transfer market. Let’s break down the what and the why of Chinese football’s latest brainwaves, before examining what consequences are likely.

Chinese football is no stranger to controversy and those in charge don’t always handle things well – from handing out widely inconsistent bans for similar incidents to radically changing the league’s transfer policy in the middle of a transfer window, fans have come to expect the unexpected. Even so, the CFA‘s twin edicts – issued at 9:56pm and 10:01pm on Wednesday night – came from way, way out of left field.

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Long road to NBA for Chinese duo

Zhou Qi and Wang Zhelin become first Chinese players drafted for nine years, but both face an uphill battle to play in the NBA.

A year ago, ice hockey player Song Andong was touted as China’s next big sporting star after being drafted by the NHL’s New York Islanders, then swiftly promoted as one of the faces of China’s 2022 Winter Olympic Games bid campaign. This spring, it is the turn of two Chinese basketball players, Zhou Qi and Wang Zhelin, who were drafted by the NBA’s Houston Rockets and Memphis Grizzlies, respectively.

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10 sporting questions for the Year of the Monkey

After a breathless few weeks during which the entire sporting world has been talking about Chinese football (with yours truly quoted by AFP three timesFT twice, El Pais, Hicimos, Vice Sports and interviewed by CCTVBBC and Al Jazeera among others), let’s take a look at a few stories that could be cropping up over the next 12 months…

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World Peace’s move a paw in the right direction

For several years now, Stephon Marbury has been the most successful international star in the Chinese Basketball Association. This year, though, he may have to share some of that limelight. 

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快船老板遭重罚凸显种族歧视难题

近日,因为种族歧视言论被NBA联盟处罚的洛杉矶快船队老板多纳德•斯特林,很快就将卸任快船老板这一角色。这次NBA开出的250万美元罚款的处罚决定既快速又严厉,加上球迷们和其他球员们对此的广泛认同,无一不表明NBA在相对短的时间内对种族问题的处理非常重视。

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Brooklyn Nets, Sacramento Kings heading to China

The NBA’s Global Games schedule is out for 2014 and the upshot for Chinese fans is this: Nets vs Kings in Shanghai on October 12, before the same teams play in Beijing on October 15.

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NCAA欲夺NBA在华风头

随着美国大学生篮球联赛(NCAA)疯狂三月篮球锦标赛如火如荼的进行,美国大学体育总会的官员宣布,美国两支大学的非职业性的球队将会在中国进行常规赛的揭幕战。

预计在2015年11月13日,华盛顿大学队和德克萨斯大学队将在中国进行对抗。同时在今年夏天,一支来自太平洋12校联盟的全明星球队将会在中国打上一系列比赛。这些全部是新创意的一部分,原本意在展示篮球竞技的同事,尽量多地实现外交和文化交流。

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