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China’s AFL link is kicking goals

Posted by hanoiswans on October 14th, 2007

The Age, 13 October 2007

“WHEN Qantas flight 191 lands in Beijing on Monday night it will mark the start of a new phase in the Australia-China business relationship. On board are 1000 footballs, hundreds of pieces of football gear, a dozen businessmen, nine AFL rising stars, two sporting icons and one game plan: to kick goals for Melbourne.

“The 10-day mission is a small part of the “tipping point” needed for Melbourne and Victoria truly to reap sustainable long-term benefits from 25 years of building relationships with China.”

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