What China claims to have invented

Society & Culture

Xi Jinping "has been trying to focus public attention on the glories of China's past as a way to instill patriotism and provide a suitable historical backdrop for his campaign to fulfill 'the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.'"

Credit: To go with Fbl-WC-2014-BRA-CHN-ENG-history-culture,FEATURE by Neil CONNOR This photo taken on May 15, 2014 shows a traditional Chinese Cuju football player at the Linzi Football Museum in Zibo, Shandong Province. Images of a beaming FIFA President Sepp Blatter and a small blue certificate in the Chinese city of Zibo proclaim it as the birthplace of football, to the fury of British experts. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)