The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source. Former Chinese men's soccer...
by Josh Rudolph | Dec 16, 2019
Last week on Instagram, Arsenal midfielder Mesut Özil posted a poem in Turkish criticizing the treatment that Muslim Uyghurs have been facing in Xinjiang with the East Turkestan flag—the current symbol of the Xinjiang...
by Samuel Wade | Mar 7, 2014
The Telegraph's Tom Phillips profiles soccer- turned social commentator Li Chengpeng: On Thursday,...
by Anne Henochowicz | Jun 26, 2013
Fans rent their clothes and wailed at the Chinese national soccer team’s 5-1 loss against Thailand on June 15. So downtrodden is the team that coach Jose Antonio Camacho was fired this Sunday, cutting short his three-year...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 12, 2013
On his South China Morning Post blog, Patrick Boehler profiles blogger Li Chengpeng, who has become a popular and outspoken commentator on politics after leaving his job as football (soccer) reporter: Li has become a hero for...
by Samuel Wade | Mar 20, 2013
When newly crowned president Xi Jinping gave an interview to reporters from the five BRICS nations on Tuesday, some felt that the lonely highlight was his speculation about a possible heir to Paul the prophetic octopus at next...
by Scott Greene | Jun 20, 2012
With China cleaning its soccer house, The New Yorker's Evan Osnos writes that "deep structural obstacles" remain that will keep any quick fix out of reach: One problem, for instance, is the controlling instinct of the state: to...
by Sophie Beach | May 17, 2012
China's national soccer (football) team has long been a source of mockery and heartbreak among the country's many die-hard fans. Most recently, the team failed to qualify for the 2014 World Cup, as it has done every match since...
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