KIGALI， July 15 (Xinhua) -- China's economic cooperation with Africa is
behind enormous development programs that are today solving several problems on
the continent; a Senior African Union (AU) official has said.
Erastus Mwencha， the Outgoing Deputy Chairperson of the AU Commission
acknowledged on Friday that Africa has changed greatly since the Asian country
embarked on serious cooperation with Africa.
"The Chinese government has supported us in peace and security and supported
in the management of Ebola outbreak amongst other projects in the continent，"
Mwencha told Xinhua at the ongoing 27th AU Summit held in Kigali， capital of
He revealed that in recent past， China has taken a more hands-on approach to
the mediation in the Sudan-South Sudan conflict.
Mwencha noted that under the cooperation， plans are underway to establish
the first Centre of Disease Control in Africa with support from China besides
focusing on industrialization， infrastructure and poverty reduction.
Mwencha said that despite China's decreased imports from Africa last year
due to low commodity prices and slowing growth in the country， the cooperation
must be strengthened further.
He said that the commitments made at the Forum on China- Africa Cooperation
(FOCAC) that was held in South Africa in December last year are being
"Deliberations around industrialization， infrastructure and poverty
reduction in the continent has to be given priority as they form part and
parcel of the AU 2063 Agenda's vision of transforming the countries' economies
as they move from low income to middle level，" he said. Enditem
BEIJING， April 12 (Xinhua) -- China's national drive on football development
has been endorsed by a newly-issued plan on Monday， aiming at entering the
football "elite club" and making the goal of "top class soccer nation" by
Covering a long-time span of 2016-2050， the 14-page "Medium and Long-Term
Plan of Chinese Football Development" outlined a multi-decade vision of the
sport's progress in the country and set up a number of pragmatic measures to
attain the goals.
The Plan stipulates three-step targets in the span of 35 years， clarifies
the soccer pitch construction for per capita allotment， allows favorable
financial and taxation policies to support football clubs and calls for soccer
culture cultivation nationwide.
Soccer field construction is one of the key measures in the Plan as "0.5-0.7
pitch needs to be available to every 10，000 people in the period of 2016-2020，
one pitch available to every 10，000 in 2021-2030 and fully realizing the goal
of world top soccer country，" according to the Plan.
By 2020， China will have 20，000 soccer academies， 30 million elementary and
middle school students playing the sport， among more than 50 million Chinese
active in the game， in accordance with the Plan.
At least one standard pitch needs to be constructed in football schools，
colleges and universities. In the next four years， China needs to renovate，
refurbish and newly build 60，000 pitches nationwide and at least two standard
pitches needs to be built for public benefit in each county， except for a few
located in mountainous areas.
In line with the Plan， the number of enrolled referees needs to double and
50 Chinese cities need to set up amature soccer matches in the next four
The Plan proposes that "two to three Chinese clubs should be at the top
level in Asia and also renowned worldwide，" driving more Chinese clubs get
listed on stock market and get promoted on brand building.
Internet broadcast on Chinese soccer leagues is encouraged and more mobile
phone games on football will be developed for APP entertainment and more soccer
themed animations and movies will be made to foster football culture in
In February， LeSports， China's leading internet-based sports company， signed
a wide-ranging strategic partnership with Ti'ao Dongli， acquiring online
multimedia rights to the Chinese Super League (CSL) in a deal worth 2.7 billion
yuan (420 million dollars)， headlined by exclusive live stream broadcast rights
covering five seasons for the CSL globally.
The Plan also specified the preferential policy support for football
development in the country including beneficial fiscal and financial
regulations， land supply， favorable planning and tax reduction. "Enterprises on
football goods manufacture and sports event services are encouraged to enter
the capital market and issue bonds so long as they meet necessary rules，" said
the Plan. "The construction of soccer field will be considered in city general
planning and annual land supply."
Chinese national team has enjoyed a recent spurt of success under reinstated
coach Gao Hongbo， who replaced Frenchman Alain Perrin after he was sacked
following a 0-0 draw with Hong Kong， China in November that left China facing
The Plan was issued by a joint committee of the State General Administration
of Sports， the Chinese Football Association， the Ministry of Education and the
National Development and Reform Commission.
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