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ASIAdocument.write(“” + m[today.getMonth()+1]+ ” “+ today.getDate()+”, ” + theYear + ” “);HOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperChina Daily Global PDFChina Daily Global E-paperSports / SoccerSoccerBasketballVolleyballTennisGolfTrack & FieldSwimmingMotorChinaStarsEditors Pick:Brazil World Cup-winning captain Carlos Alberto diesLippi to be coach of Chinas national team: reportRio 2016 Olympic GamesSilk Way RallyKobe BryantJust in:China beats Germany 7-4 in mens curling Olympic qualification10:31Gremio facing uphill battle in FIFA Club World Cup: coach10:12Spanish coach Lillo parts ways with Atletico Nacional09:59Bayern beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in UEFA Champions League09:23Guoan swoops for Lucas08:41NBAs Shoemaker ending China stint08:41Russia banned from Pyeongchang Winter Olympics07:58David Shoemaker to step down after seven years as NBA China CEO14:46Former Jiangsu Suning striker Jo voted best player in Brazil10:42Paraguay part ways with coach Arce10:28new srcMarquee(“ScrollMe”,0,1,808,30,30,3000,3000,30)Prince William says he welcomes more Chinese in Premier League(Xinhua) Updated:2015-03-03 09:41Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallPresident Xi Jinping (R) meets with Britains Prince William at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, March 2, 2015. [Photo/Agencies]BEIJING – Britains Prince William said on Monday that he likes to see more Chinese players in action in the English Premier League (EPL).During Mondays meeting with President Xi Jinping, William asked about Xis interest in football and said he hoped to see more Chinese play in the English first-flight league.Chinese first landed on EPL in 2002 when Sun Jihai joined Manchester City and Li Tie, now a Chinese national team coach, made it to Everton. They were followed by Dong Fangzhuo and Zheng Zhi, current China captain.Xi, an avid fan of football, told William that China would like to learn the game from world top teams including England.China has taken steps to raise its depth and strength in the worlds most popular game, including a bold move by the Ministry of Education which has named football a compulsory part of the national curriculum.Chinas central reform group, chaired by Xi, approved a sweeping football reform plan last Friday.The Chinese president said China had cooperated with Britain in football in different ways, including a cooperation deal signed in 2013 between the Chinese Super League and EPL.Xi added that he expected William to continue to promote sports exchange and cooperation between the two countries.8.03KRelated StoriesPrince William attends the opening of Great Festival of CreativityPrince William launches China-UK cultural yearPrince William embarks on cultural tour of ChinaXi gets royal invitation to visit UK during meeting Prince WilliamThe British royal family and its China connectionsPrince William visits Forbidden CityPrince William starts China tour with visit to museum in BeijingRoyal moments: British Queens visit to China in 1986Prince William arrives in China to warm welcomePrince William evokes Diana memories on Japan tsunami tripJapan greets Prince WilliamPhotoPyeongchang Winter Olympics torch relay kicks offTokyo marks 1,000 days until 2020 Olympic GamesFed Express eclipses his old foe Rafa againChinese sprinter Su Bingtian and wife hold wedding ceremony in hometownLi Na tastes local delicacy during WTA Wuhan OpenPlayer party held for 2017 WTA Wuhan OpenMost PopularWhats HotPrince William loves playing soccerHighlightsNadal ends long droughtHardens 33 points leads Rockets over Cavs 105-103Monkey king, angel and superwoman at Beijings naked run racePresident Xi and Chinese soccerSpecialLi Na retires from tennis17th Asian GamesUS OpenNanjing Youth Olympics…| About China Daily | Advertise on Site | Contact Us | Job Offer | Expat Employment |Copyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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