Behind China Sport Industry Development: Football

Raul Syahrozi, Demeiati Nur Kusumaningrum, Hafid Adim Pradana


This paper studies and analyses the reasons why China paying attention to sport industry especially football. Basically, Chinese government see football as a pretty promising business field of the century. In otherside, China plans for a few next year is qualify as contestant of football world cup, hosting the football world cup and become the champion of the football world cup. As the real act to their national interest, China government issued some policies along with private group and all element pull the work together regarding to support the development of their football such as established the biggest football school in Guangzhou. The growth of sport industry per year in number obviously tempt government to generate more money from it. This research uses national interest concept and Mercantilism theory to analyse what drives China develop their sport industry, especially football.

Keywords: Football, Development, China Government, Sport Industry, National Interest Concept, Mercatilism, World Cup.

DOI: 10.7176/JLPG/81-04

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