Steve Tang of the Dalian Dragon Kings Shares His Views on Football In China
- Updated: October 5, 2016
Beijing, China – September 25, 2016
LTM crew members had a chance to sit down with DL – OL Steve Tang of the Dalian Dragon Kings, as he shares his views on football in China.
Tang will be one of the players to watch throughout the 2016 CAFL Super Series, starting October 1st in Beijing, China.
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With the official announcement of approval from the China government, the new professional league will be called CAFL (China Arena Football League), and the Beijing based operating company, formerly known as Ganlan Media International, will carry the same name.
“We think this acronym says it all,” said David Niu, the President of AFL Global, the founding corporation based in Conshohocken, PA, USA. “The league, and all of our efforts, are unique to China. We want to highlight the fact that we are playing American-style football, not to be confused with soccer. And we want to emphasize that this is China’s first ever professional league, played by the best players in the world.”
Many of the rosters will feature Chinese players, who have been learning and training for the arena game specifically for over a year, at 6 select Chinese Universities, under the guidance of AFL Global.
CAFL headquarters are located in Beijing, with leadership comprised of senior media executives and sports professionals with an array of government and commercial experience.
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