As 32 countries compete in the World Cup games in Brazil, millions of Chinese soccer fans are...
by Anne Henochowicz | Nov 28, 2012
In partnership with the China Copyright and Media blog, CDT is adding the “Beijing Internet Instructions” series to the Censorship Vault. These directives were originally published on Canyu.org (Participate) and date from 2005...
by Samuel Wade | Nov 17, 2011
At Bloomberg, Adam Minter explains fans’ rage and anguish at a 1-0 loss to Iraq which will almost certainly prevent China’s qualification for the 2014 World Cup. Blame for the defeat has been assigned to...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 17, 2010
From Shanghaiist: The spectacle — all those proud, happy faces waving DPRK flags, dressed in red and white — even brought North Korean star striker Jong Tae Se to tears during the national anthem. The fans were...
by Meredith Godwin | Mar 26, 2008
From Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Despite two and a half months spent training at the high altitude qualifying venue in Kunming, China, the Chinese men’s football team was unable to secure a victory against...
by Xiao Qiang | Jan 1, 2008
From AFP: After being offered more than one million dollars as a reward, China’s national football team players have vowed to play for their lives and qualify for the 2010 World Cup, state press said Wednesday. In a New Year’s pledge, the national side gathered to read an oath to the country, vowing to take […]
by Xiao Qiang | Nov 29, 2006
From A Glimpse of the World: China did not qualify for the 2006 World Cup, yet there was almost fanatical enthusiasm for the games in Beijing. Because the matches were played in the middle of the night, many Beijingers slept during the day. This gave a brief respite from Beijing’s notorious traffic jams, and the […]
by Liu Yong | Jul 5, 2006
From Reuters: Police in China’s southwestern province of Sichuan have brought down a 1 billion yuan (68 million pounds) soccer gambling ring, a Chinese newspaper reported on Wednesday, as World Cup betting reaches fever pitch. Gambling has been illegal in mainland China since the Communists took power in 1949, but the country’s absence from the […]
by Sophia Cao | Jun 28, 2006
From Danwei: During last night’s live broadcast of the Italy – Australia football World Cup game, CCTV’s announcer Huang Jianxiang (ÈªÑÂÅ•Áøî) got rather excited, and took sides with the Italians, saying things like “Don’t give the Australians any chances!” and after Italy won, “Long live Italy!” Today Chinese blogs are castigating Huang, accusing him of […]
by Sophie Beach | Jun 17, 2006
From Reuters: Beijing blogger and podcaster Dong Lu registered his 10 millionth hit on Friday morning, racing to the landmark on the back of China’s obsession with the World Cup. The 36-year-old’s irreverent take on soccer’s showpiece, produced with the help of three friends in the living room of his apartment on the northeast outskirts […]
by Sophia Cao | Jun 13, 2006
From Shanghai Daily via China Net: Shanghai police yesterday warned local entertainment or catering businesses against any gambling practices related to the World Cup. Police said they would continue their efforts to stop online soccer gambling schemes or small gambling parties at local pubs or teahouses. In China, gamblers can be detained up to 15 […]
A bicycler passing an advertisement made in the shape of a big football in Beijing, via http://pufeng.blogbus.com.
by Zhao Ying | Jun 13, 2006
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