Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Sport and Physical Education

Title

Sport policy in China (Mainland)

Language

English

Abstract

Sport has been an integral part of the Chinese government’s policy agenda since the People’s Republic of China was founded in 1949. The policy prominence of sport has been further elevated in the last two to three decades, as indicated by the steady increase in elite sport success, the hosting of sports events such as the Olympic Games, China’s increased global engagement with sport organisations and the developments in sport professionalisation and commercialisation. This article reviews China’s sport policy at different periods since its inception, analyses the rationale for, and form and extent of, government intervention, presents the sport structure in China and identifies the dominant characteristics of its sport policy. In addition, various sport policy areas, ranging from elite sport and mass sport to sports mega-events, and sports professionalisation are discussed, and their relative policy significances are compared. The degree of balance between these areas and policy priorities

Keywords

China, sport policy, elite sport, sport for all, GAS

Publication Date

2018

Source Publication Title

International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics

Volume

10

Issue

3

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

DOI

10.1080/19406940.2017.1413585

Link to Publisher's Edition

https://doi.org/10.1080/19406940.2017.1413585

ISSN (print)

19406940

ISSN (electronic)

19406959

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