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China to operate pilot football projects in 4,755 schools

By Chen Yaping 18 Jul 2016

China is planning to operate pilot football projects in 4755 primary and middle schools across the country, the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced recently.

According to a Xinhua report, the MOE requires a wide range of schools and districts to organize football events to promote the development of this industry. These schools will enjoy extra funding and policy support and will be evaluated regularly.

Over the past number of years, China has been looking to boost its sports industry. For example, the Chinese government has recently unveiled a plan to improve the fitness of the Chinese population as well as grow the industry as a whole.

As many as 700 million Chinese people are believed to take part in regular sports activities. Obviously, the nationwide fitness scheme will increase demand for sports products, facilities and events, providing an opportunity for economic growth, according to an official statement.

Source: Xinhua

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