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China’s rising middle class and its increasing interest in sports may finally allow American football to establish a strong presence in the country

3 weeks ago
Sky Canaves
ootball's popularity in China was previously hampered by the absence of a clear NFL strategy for the country as well as a lack of television broadcasts and facilities for the sport.
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.