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Match fixing and bribery – Chinese soccer officials under investigation

BEIJING, CHINA – Police have officially launched investigations into former Chinese Football Association (CFA) vice-president Xie Yalong and two other officials on suspicion of match fixing and bribery, the Ministry of Public Security said on Sunday.

It was the first time police confirmed Xie was being investigated for match fixing, and the move is the latest in a push to rid the Chinese game of the taint of cheating and to raise the level of play.The probe has so far netted more than a dozen players and officials, including Xie’s successor Nan Yong. They were arrested on suspicion of bribing players and referees to determine the outcome of games they had bet on.

Xie, 55, born in Southwest China’s Chongqing municipality, was appointed vice-president of the CFA and chief of the Chinese Soccer Administrative Center in 2005, and reassigned in 2009 to a comfortable position – board chairman of the China Sports Industry Group, the only listed company under the General Administration of Sport.

Yi Shenghua, a lawyer from Beijing Yingke Law Firm, said match fixing is not a specific crime in China, but either gambling or bribery would be sufficient to convict Xie. For FULL STORY visit asiaoneNEWS

In your estimate, what is the percentage of fixed games vs clean matches in China  ? –welcome your comments below

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  1. Is not only China, how about elswhere in Asia, Europe?

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