NEWS

China Relinquishes Hosting Rights for Asian Cup and Other Trending News

Viral math genius refutes rumors, Elon Musk wants to meet Chinese doppleganger, 2023 soccer tournament won’t be held in China, livestreaming restricted for kids—it’s Viral Week

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SPORTS

Imported Talent: Do Naturalized Athletes Help or Hinder China’s Sports Programs?

Naturalized athletes are becoming increasingly common in China’s sports programs, but will they help develop domestic talent?

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SPORTS

Foul Play: Why Chinese Football is Built on Shaky Ground

China's drive to reform the beautiful game is riddled with scandal, debt, and disregard for fans

LANGUAGE, SPORTS

Fake It Like a Football Fan

A World Cup language lesson—for non-fans

TRADITIONAL CULTURE, NEWS

Viral Week Ep. 160

Crackdown on FIFA betting, interns eat bitterness, students lag on illegal loans, and 27-year-old burnouts—it’s Viral Week

SPORTS

Everything but the Game

Despite not actually playing in the 2018 World Cup, China has found plenty of ways to participate—and make money

NEWS

Viral Week Ep. 147

Bratty behavior, banned football tattoos, Cao Cao discovered in Henan, and a bitter ex with bitcoin—it’s Viral Week

SPORTS

How much is too much for talent?

Chinese football clubs are paying millions for foreign players and it’s raising eyebrows

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