The Asian Football Confederation's Vision China program has been launched in Zibo City in China's Shandong province. Mayor of Zibo Municipal Government Zhou Qingli expressed his appreciation for the development. “It is our great pleasure to join Vision Asia. Zibo has a wide base and a good social atmosphere and this will be key in successfully implementing the project. This is a new beginning for us as far as football is concerned. It shows the trust of AFC in our capabilities,” he said. Vision Asia Acting Director Brendan Menton said Zibo has already organised a strong team to develop the project. "I believe Zibo has a bright future,” he said.