Just re-elected President of the world football body, FIFA, Gianni Infantino has said that he will support changes to hosting rules to allow China bid for the 2030 World Cup.
Fifa has a rotation policy in place that prevents the same confederation hosting two out of any three World Cup finals tournaments.
With the 2022 edition set to take place in Qatar, the current rules would not allow an Asian country to bid to host a World Cup until 2034.
The next FIFA Council meeting will take place in Shanghai in October
The race to stage the 2030 World Cup will begin in the next 12 months, with a final decision likely to be taken at the 2024 Fifa Congress.