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    Such vast sums of money being spent on a sport, whilst many live in poverty.

    I guess this is something that can be said of many sports in general.

    But, particularly in China, the huge transfer sums and wages just seem so out of proportion.

    Is it really ethical?

    [edit] I've written an article on this, if you're interested: http://lastwordonfootball.com/2017/0...ansfer-policy/
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    Go start your own communist country if you don't like it.

    It's just an extension of everything else in the society in the West. How is it any worse than people spending £500-800 on iPhones and other nonsense that we don't need?
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    Go start your own communist country if you don't like it.

    It's just an extension of everything else in the society in the West. How is it any worse than people spending £500-800 on iPhones and other nonsense that we don't need?
    Of course, that is the problem I guess. More just an issue of economy and ideology rather than football itself!
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    (Original post by wizward)
    Of course, that is the problem I guess. More just an issue of economy and ideology rather than football itself!
    Agreed that it looks worse in China considering how inflated the wages are and the poverty levels generally though. At least in the Premier League, the top players are apparently paying the higher rate of 50% tax (wouldn't be surprised if they have ways around it though).
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    Agreed that it looks worse in China considering how inflated the wages are and the poverty levels generally though. At least in the Premier League, the top players are apparently paying the higher rate of 50% tax (wouldn't be surprised if they have ways around it though).
    Exactly.
    Tax evasion seems to surface at points...but probably always goes on, paying off those involved in stopping it!
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    There's a reason Chinese state funding is bankrolling its vast entry into footballing forays. Football is a sport which you can use as a vehicle to hide aspects of a government's rule over its home born citizens and it's a soft tool to use. And the club's are taking full advantage of that support with the transfer deals completed.

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    There's a reason Chinese state funding is bankrolling its vast entry into footballing forays. Football is a sport which you can use as a vehicle to hide aspects of a government's rule over its home born citizens and it's a soft tool to use. And the club's are taking full advantage of that support with the transfer deals completed.

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    To hide an authoritarian government, perhaps? "Oh look what we've doing for our people" "Doesn't everyone just love football" "Football for all!"

    I've written an article about these transfers btw.

    It's here if you fancy a look. http://lastwordonfootball.com/2017/02/04/explaining-chinese-super-league-transfer-policy/
 
 
 
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