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China wants fitter citizens and bigger sports industry by 2025

New plan eyes plan for more than a third of people to get regular exercise

The new plan aims to create or expand 2,000 fitness venues, such as sports parks and stadiums, by 2025.   © Reuters

With its athletes excelling at the Olympic Games, China has issued a national fitness plan that sets ambitious goals for the proportion of residents exercising regularly to reach 38.5%, and the sports industry to be worth 5 trillion yuan ($773.6 billion) by 2025.

The plan was issued Tuesday by the State Council, China's cabinet, as Chinese athletes continued to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, where they lead the gold medal tally. The plan spans from 2021 to 2025 and is the latest of its kind to promote exercise and physical health, as well as give the sports industry a boost.

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