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Dongfeng Nissan 'Astonished' By Guangzhou Evergrande's Decision To Change Jersey Ads

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 24 / 15

Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company, a joint venture founded in '02 by Nissan Motor Co. and China's Dongfeng Motor Corp., said that "it was astonished" by Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande’s dropping of its jersey ads in the final match of the Asian Football Confederation Ch...

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China Kicks Off Football Reform Plan

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