If we are serious about growing the economy and creating jobs, we need to support these young people – even though they don't seem to expect any help or handouts, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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China has dismissed respected Dutchman Guus Hiddink as coach of its Olympic football team after a disappointing year in charge.
Brazilian-born striker Elkeson said he wants to fire China to the World Cup after he became the first footballer without Chinese ancestry to be named in the national squad.
Italy have reached the Women's World Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 1991 after beating China.
Hong Kong football fans booed the Chinese national anthem and held signs opposing government plans.
Winning the right to stage the 2023 Asian Cup was the easy bit for China, now to put together a football team that does not embarrass the hosts.
In the new services and technology-driven economy, China is going to need a much more educated work force.
While Apple, Caterpillar, Volkswagen and other companies are sending tremors through Wall Street with warnings about softness in China, others are sounding more bullish, including fashion brands.
Cricket's governing body has long dreamed of spreading the game to China, but the latest performance by its women's team is unlikely to inspire many to take up the bat and ball.
China is rolling out football programmes across 10,000 kindergartens in a fresh effort to popularise the beautiful game in the world's most populous country.
Highly respected Dutchman Guus Hiddink was named as the new coach of China's under-21 football team.
China could soon be able to field a national team made up almost entirely of players born elsewhere after authorities said nine foreign footballers were switching allegiance.
China named Elkeson in their squad for their opening World Cup qualifier with the Brazilian poised to be the first without Chinese ancestry to play for the country.
Norway went through to the last 16 of the Women's World Cup alongside China and Spain on Monday after beating South Korea.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino says he would welcome a Chinese bid to stage the 2030 World Cup after the country was named to host the Asian Cup in 2023.
Marcello Lippi says he will quit for a second time if he fails to guide ambitious China to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The US and China are close to a trade deal that could lift most or all US tariffs as long as Beijing follows through on pledges ranging from better protecting intellectual-property rights to buying a significant amount of American products, two people familiar with the discussions said.
La Liga and China's Super League on Friday signed an accord to "make Chinese football grow throughout the world."
The US, China and nearly 200 other nations at UN climate talks have agreed on a 'rulebook' for putting Paris accord into action.
China may have the world's biggest population and the second largest economy, but they are yet to impress in one area: the cricket field.
The visit comes as the Chinese Foreign Ministry says leaders of the Brics nations will work to oppose 'unilateralism and protectionism' in international trade.
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