On August 17, Vice-Premier Liu Yandong spoke at a work conference on reform and development of Chinese football.[Photo/Xinhua]
Vice-Premier Liu Yandong called for the revitalization of Chinese football to follow the State Council’s overall plan for the reform and development of the football industry.
Vice-Premier Liu made the comments on August 17, adding that the public loves football, and the reform and development of the sport are “of great significance” for the revitalization of Chinese football and the reform of the sports management system.
“Starting from system innovation, the development of the football industry should be driven by the reform of the football association, transforming it into a professionalized, authoritative and broadly representative social organization,” Liu said.
The vice-premier also called for the innovation of the league management model and the popularization of the sport among teenagers.