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American football’s popularity grows in China with live streaming, amateur leagues and university support

1 month ago
Sky Canaves
lose to 8 percent of China's population watched at least one NFL game last year, up from just 1.7 percent in 2013, but the next challenge is bringing an actual regular season game onto Chinese soil.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.