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China Sports News Brief – July 31

China’s Swimmer Sun Yang breaks 1500m freestyle world record in Shanghai  The 19-year-old Chinese swimmer Sun Yang (孙杨) broke Grant Hackett’s iconic 10-year world record in 1500m freestyle by clocking 14.34.14 to win at the FINA World Swimming Championships in Shanghai on July 31. This is Sun’s second gold medal at the world swimming championships. Earlier, … Continue reading

Top NBA Stars All In China This Summer – The Visit Schedule & Photos

For the first time in history, almost all the top NBA stars are visiting the same foreign country for commercial activities in a summer season – China. Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose, Kevin Garnett and many more NBA stars are on the list. They are invited by the … Continue reading

Photos: Chinese NBA player Yi Jianlian’s basketball camp officially launched on July 24th

The Washington Wizards power forward, Chinese NBA player Yi Jianlian officially launched his basketball camp in Guangzhou on July 24th. It will continue till July 31st. Following are the latest photos from the camp. The coaches Campers Follow China Sports Business on Twitter @SportsBizChina          

Going back to school, acquiring a stadium, Yao Ming has big plans after retirement

Back to School Plan Soon after his retirement announcement, Yao Ming revealed his plan to go back to school within this year during an interview with China’s national television channel CCTV. Although Yao himself did not say which university he would go to for further education, it was reported that Shanghai Jiao Tong University has … Continue reading

“Welcome home, Yao Ming!” Chinese media and sports executives say

The day after Yao Ming’s retirement announcement, China’s official newspaper China Daily published an article named “Welcome home, Yao Ming!”. The article said: Yao made tremendous contributions to sport, culture and commerce during his NBA years. But as he said, this is not a full stop, only a comma in his life.  Like a giant … Continue reading

Photos from Yao Ming’s news conference

Yao Ming giving the statement The news conference Yao Ming with NBA officials Yao Ming with his family Yao Ming with friends/guests to the news conference The foreign journalists

Full transcript of Yao Ming’s statement

Via China Daily Hello everyone, leaders, guests, and friends from news media, good afternoon, and thanks for coming. Today is an important day for me. For myself, my basketball career and the personal growth in the future, it has a particular meaning. At the end of last year I broke my left foot for a … Continue reading

Video: Yao Ming Announces His Retirement at Chinese Press Conference

Welcome back home Yao Ming! All the best to your new journey!

China is waiting for Yao Ming’s announcement

Last summer, millions of Americans were waiting for The Decision by LeBron. And now over 300 million Chinese basketball fans are waiting for the answer by Yao Ming in a few hours. China’s CCTV-5, the dominant national sports channel is going to live broadcast the news conference that is to be held in Shanghai on … Continue reading

China Daily: China’s sports industry sets five-year target (2011-2015)

China Daily: China’s sports industry sets five-year target  The General Administration of Sport of China recently released the 12th Five-Year Plan (2011- 2015) for the sports industry. The group set a target for the industry’s industrial added value to increase over 15 percent annually, the Shanghai Securities News reported Tuesday. According to the plan, by … Continue reading

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