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Becks 'proud' to be China envoy

David Beckham has said he is "very proud and thankful" to be an ambassador for Chinese football. The Paris Saint-German veteran is in China for a five-day, three-city visit in his capacity as ambassador to the country's main league.

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China football role will benefit brand Beckham

David Beckham received a big welcome in Beijing where he is promoting Chinese football - which has been marred by scandals and corruption.

The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder told ITV News that his reputation would not be damaged by being associated with football in the country and said he was there "for the future" not the past.

The former England captain, who would not confirm whether he was being paid for his work as an ambassador, did admit that his new role would be beneficial for brand Beckham.

Victoria Beckham's clothing designs are already on sale in Beijing shops and fashion journalist Alice McInerney told ITV News the footballer's role would only help the couple "reinforce" their brand in the country.

ITV News' China Correspondent Angus Walker reports:

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