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Chinese to develop sports into 5-trln-yuan sector

Updated: Oct 20,2014 5:38 PM     Xinhua


BEIJING -- Chinese government has announced plans to develop the country’s sports industry and raise the sector’s annual output to 5 trillion yuan (813.87 billion U.S. dollars) by 2025.

The State Council, China’s Cabinet, on Oct 20 unveiled measures to accelerate the fast-growing industry’s development and get people exercising.

Promoting fitness will become one of the government’s national strategies, it said in a policy document.