Title

Strict compliance! : Chinese careful conformity and the Guangzhou bid for the Asian games

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

International Journal of the History of Sport

Publication Date

5-1-2013

Volume

30

Issue

10

First Page

1059

Last Page

1070

Keywords

2010 Asian Games bid, China, Compliance, Guangzhou, Superpower status

Abstract

This article aimed to examine whether the division of labour between the Chinese central and local officials, who came from the China General Sports Administration; the Chinese National Olympic Committee; and the Guangdong and Guangzhou governments, strictly complied with the stipulations of the Olympic Council of Asia in completing Guangzhou's bid for the 2010 Asian Games. The findings confirm Guangzhou as a rule-abiding bidder, and imply China's eagerness to be accepted by the international community and to project itself as a superpower in accordance with its wider political, economic and cultural ambition.

DOI

10.1080/09523367.2013.787529

Print ISSN

09523367

E-ISSN

17439035

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Recommended Citation

Chu, M. P. (2013). Strict compliance!: Chinese careful conformity and the Guangzhou bid for the Asian games. International Journal of the History of Sport, 30(10), 1059-1070. doi: 10.1080/09523367.2013.787529