China’s Football Revolution

BBC Radio 4

In the light of a dramatic new reform of China’s football policy by the country’s President Xi Jinping, fan of the beautiful game Clive Anderson visits the cities of Beijing and Guangzhou to find out what football means to China, and why success at the sport on a global level has so far eluded the world’s most populous nation.


Produced by Jo Wheeler


Broadcast on 5th and 12th June 2015