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Chinese soccer heads for goal of reform

By TANG ZHE | | Updated: 2013-05-24 14:27

Chinese soccer is aiming for a goal of greater reform and organization, according to Chinese website

The Chinese Football Association and the General Administration of Sport of China submitted 81 documents, covering information on 32 professional clubs, the regulations of the two professional leagues and youth development programs, to the State Council last week.

The state of soccer and improving it is high on the agenda after a delegation of members from the State Council, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Public Security, together with Cai Zhenhua, vice-president of the State sports authority, and former CFA head Wei Di paid a visit to Japan.

It was reported at the time that the State Council help set up a “soccer office”, which will be in charge of the sport’s reform and development in China.

According to Xiao Liangzhi, soccer journalist at the Chinese newspaper Titan Sports other ministries and commissions have also finished research and are handing reports to the State Council.

Companies investing in soccer will benefit from preferential policies, such as being exempt from duty, stadium rental and security costs, according to the website.

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