By Elaine Dunn
The 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing opened with great fanfare. It was China’s debut on the world stage, an opportunity to showcase its history, culture and its athletes to a global audience. Fast forward to the 2022 Winter Olympics. Once again, Beijing will be the venue. However, circumstances are quite different.
The 2016 Schwan’s USA CUP will expand its international footprint by welcoming its first Chinese team in many years. The Shanghai-Xingta Primary School, based in rural Shanghai, is currently finalizing visa arrangements for its players.
The Shanghai-Xingta Primary School is one of the traditional Chinese football schools and has a long history. It is the cradle of Shanghai women's football and has hosted numerous football matches and related activities. Most recent, it hosted the second Girls Football Festival, launched by the Asian Football Confederation this past March.