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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.

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