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China moves step nearer soccer goal

By Zhao Shengnan and Sun Xiaochen | China Daily | Updated: 2015-02-28 08:04

Leading reform group calls for an innovative approach and says obstacles must be tackled

The goal of turning China into a soccer power has moved closer to being realized, with a top-level policymaking team approving a comprehensive reform plan to boost the sport from playgrounds to stadiums.

A meeting of the nation's Leading Group for Overall Reform headed by President and Party chief Xi Jinping decided on Friday that institutional flaws hindering soccer's development must be tackled.

China moves step nearer soccer goal

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