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How China’s Transfer Rules Made Footballers Untransferable

I was overly optimistic towards the future of Chinese football players. Though this year saw a few of them found jobs outside the country, almost all footballers still find their rights trampled by the country's backward transfer rules.

As the transfer window reopened by Chinese FA on June 25, 121 players from 29 football clubs have been transfer listed and 13 others are listed as available for loan. A majority of them, if not all, are fringe players who haven't played first-team football for a long time.

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After 15 years, China Soccer Ceases Publishing

Priced at 1 RMB ($ 0.15 USD), China Soccer is published every Tuesday covering mostly about Chinese football. The weekly was first published 15 years ago back in 1994, exactly the same year when China kicked off its professional football league. It enjoyed solid readership growth to about 400,000 people in the mid 1990s, when the Chinese Football Association Jia League was at its best.

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