China Has a Plan to Beat Germany, Brazil at Soccer

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China's Plans for Soccer Glory

At No. 5 Experimental Primary School in the coal-mining city of Taiyuan, the red carpet is out. School girls in pink and white stand at the entrance, while fellow students sit in perfect rows inside, awaiting the arrival of a VIP.

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