One of the big themes for protest here in Hong Kong is that “Hong Kong is not China”. While the former colony is a Special Autonomous Region (SAR) of China, it has its own government, money and legal system. Today I spoke to Tobias Zuser, who is a researcher in Sports & Cultural Policy, Hong Kong Baptist University and an expert in Hong Kong / Chinese football about how that difference between the SAR and the Chinese mainland affects Blues.
Birmingham City embraced the culture of the club’s ownership this weekend with a celebration of the Chinese New Year at St Andrew’s, complete with “red pockets” given out to fans entering the stadium.
Rumours have emanated from St Andrew’s over the last few months of a shadowy figure only known as “Mr King”. While nothing is known about this gentleman’s true role within the club (if he does indeed have one), this website can now confirm that “Mr King” is 51-year-old Chinese businessman Wang Yaohui.
Birmingham City CEO Ren Xuandong’s company Winning League are facing allegations of unpaid salaries and non-refunded tuition fees for cancelled classes at their Figo-branded academies across China.