Is Rooney next? China’s football boom shakes up world soccer – but can it last?


Football crazy: the Chinese Super League starts today, but is the supercharged spending on foreign soccer players sustainable?

Plus: Ding Lei’s NetEase chases top internet trio BAT; how regulators are teaming up against market ‘crocodiles’; and why a shipping insider is warning that China is set to rule the waves

Also: Merino mania among Chinese boosts Aussie wool prices; Hainan in property boost thanks to smog elsewhere; and Baidu boss Robin Li shows his survival instinct with Bear Grylls

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