The United Kingdom prides itself on being the home of modern football, and the English Premier League is one of the sport’s most successful organizations. So with Chinese President Xi Jinping heading to Manchester on the latest leg of his State Visit to the U.K., both sides are already cooperating on ways to further develop the game and cultivate new fans.

CCTV America’s Damion Jones reports.

English Premier League focusing on Asian marketplace

English Premier League focusing on Asian marketplace

The United Kingdom prides itself on being the home of modern football, and the English Premier League is one of the sport's most successful organizations. So with Chinese President Xi Jinping heading to Manchester on the latest leg of his State Visit to the U.K., both sides are already cooperating on ways to further develop the game and cultivate new fans. CCTV America's Damion Jones has the story.
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Chinese President looks for beautiful game’s magic formula

To host and win a World Cup, that’s football loving President Xi Jinping’s ambition. Chinese supporters love the game. But on the pitch, China hasn’t fared so well, while match-fixing has been a deep-rooted problem. So, President Xi is using his visit to England to see if he can elevate the beautiful game on his home turf. CCTV America’s Owen Fairclough reports.

 
Chinese President looks for beautiful game\'s magic formula

Chinese President looks for beautiful game\'s magic formula

To host and win a World Cup, that's football loving President Xi Jinping's ambition. Chinese supporters love the game. But on the pitch, China hasn't fared so well, while match-fixing has been a deep-rooted problem. So, President Xi is using his visit to England to see if he can elevate the beautiful game on his home turf. CCTV America's Owen Fairclough reports.
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UK coaches train Chinese students in football
China has ambitions to become a world power on the football pitch someday, and cooperation with the UK on football development is one way to facilitate that. One of those efforts, the Premier Skills Program, has sent a number of British coaches to China since 2009 – not to train professional players — but instead to develop young talents and their instructors. CCTV’s Xing Zheming reports. 

UK coaches train Chinese students in football

UK coaches train Chinese students in football

China has ambitions to become a world power on the football pitch someday, and cooperation with the UK on football development is one way to facilitate that. One of those efforts, the Premier Skills Program, has sent a number of British coaches to China since 2009 - not to train professional players -- but instead to develop young talents and their instructors. CCTV's Xing Zheming reports.
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