What They're Saying: Chinese sports commentator Huang Jianxiang

“Evergrande’s ability to succeed confirms that if the government gets out of Chinese soccer and gives it over to the market and society, there will be quick results. They don’t only rely on money, but also the most professional skill levels and methods to improve their game.”

-- Chinese sports commentator Huang Jianxiang after Guangzhou Evergrande won its second Asian Champions League title in three years on Saturday. The success contrasted with China's 0-0 tie with Hong Kong that likely eliminated it from the 2018 World Cup after the second round of qualifying. (New York Times)
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