Barcelona launches its Chinese-language website

Spanish Primera Liga club Barcelona has launched a Chinese-language version of its official website and will soon unveil editions in Arabic and Korean. The club, currently on a three-game tour of China and Japan, had up until now made its internet site available in Spanish, Catalan, English and Japanese. Barcelona set up an experimental version of its website in Chinese three years ago which contained only the translation of a few items. The new site offers all the news and historical information regarding the storied Catalan club available in the other languages as well as specific information directed at the Chinese market, Barcelona said on its website. Barcelona said last week that it had over 100 million fans in Asia. The number of its supporters in China went up six-fold in the last three years in China and seven-fold in the same period in Japan, it said.