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Post time 2017-7-19 11:36:27 |Display all floors
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Public access to sports facilities has become a concern for sports authorities over the years. There are many venues for big sports events in the country, but facilities for people to exercise daily are not enough, experts said at a sports forum in Beijing in May.
The central government provided 930 million yuan ($137.98 million) in subsidies to State-owned stadiums, for these facilities to offer free or subsidized services to the general public, Xinhua reported mid-June.
Some experts say that universities opening their sports facilities to the general public is one way to solve the problem.
Some universities charge the public to use their sports fields. But many neighboring communities who use the sports fields complain about it saying that universities by definition are an open space for public education, so a closed, fee-charging campus goes against the spirit of freedom and inclusiveness.
Supporters of the payment policy, however, say that too many visitors crowd the campuses, disturb order, and deprive students and faculty from using the sports fields. Some others, while supporting the universities' policy of controlling access to visitors, question whether charging a fee is the best way.
They say if limited access could be given to non-university entrants, then charging a high fee would be unfair to low-income residents. So, should universities charge the public for use of their sports fields?(news from China Daily)

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Post time 2017-7-19 19:54:14 |Display all floors
This post was edited by parcher at 2017-7-19 19:55

The government needs to build a lot more playing fields if they want their dream of China being a powerhouse in world football. KIds do not have enough fields for them to practice their skills, and this is why the national team could not beat a team of blind pensioners...

Build more pitches and let the kids play for free

if you want something in life get off your backside, and do it yourself!! don't rely on others to do it for you

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Post time 2017-7-19 21:20:08 |Display all floors
I do not think it is a good idea for the colleges to charge the piblic. the reason is simply: this world, society and human connection have been full of money and materials things, why not do something that has nothing to do those shit?
let us do something, no purpose, no money, just for fun and make friends. shall we?

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Post time 2017-7-19 23:38:38 |Display all floors
I think that it really depends on who ultimately funds the fields and their maintenance - iif it is tax payer money, then all tax payers should have access. If it is partially tax payer money and perhaps partially private money, then tax payers should have access relative to their contribution.

If course this all should happen in orderly way - most importantly only when the primary users of the field are not there, and preferably in way that really promotes public health through sports. The sports fields should not become places for picnics or playing mahjong or cards.

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Post time 2017-7-20 18:12:16 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2017-7-20 10:52
Just a contrast between Hong Kong and today's "affluent, modern Mainland China":

In Hong Kong ther ...

What A Joke! seneca, the greatest Bozo must be out from the deep thick jungle!
Public libraries and places for sports as well as other social activities are found easily in China!
YOU MUST HAVE NOT TAKE YOUR MENTAL MEDICATION FOR GRADUAL LOSS OF MEMORY!
Just do not drink from the flush!

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Post time 2017-7-20 18:12:46 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2017-7-20 10:52
Just a contrast between Hong Kong and today's "affluent, modern Mainland China":

In Hong Kong ther ...

You must have not taken your mental medication again!

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Post time 2017-7-20 18:13:44 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2017-7-20 10:52
Just a contrast between Hong Kong and today's "affluent, modern Mainland China":

In Hong Kong ther ...

You have not being to Hong Kong.
There are those who still dwell on boats!
PLEASE DO NOT IMPRESS OTHERS WITH YOUR IGNORANCE!

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