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The latest developments in Chinese football – well thought-out or void of any logic?

On 2 October 2018, the CFA announced that 55 Chinese players who fall in the “Under 25” age category and playing in the CSL would be mandated to attend a two month, military style training camp. This news, which came entirely out of the blue, means that the majority of clubs in the top two divisions will be missing key players for crucial matches at the end of the season; including domestic cup semi-final and final matches as well as key relegation battles. Our Phil Hutchinson takes a look.

Chinese Super League clubs must pay their debts or face expulsion – the latest attempt by the Chinese Football Association to curb spending

Following the exponential spending by Chinese Super League clubs over the past few years, the Chinese Football Association has issued a strong warning to clubs over their outstanding debts. With the threat of expulsion from the 2018 Asian Champions League a real possibility, clubs are being forced to take measures to ensure their finances are in good order.