Carrie Xu

Yanqin "Carrie" Xu is a Shanghai native, currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area and working for the Pac-12 Conference as Senior Manager, International. She is very passionate about sports and international collaboration, and is doing her best to bridge sports between the US and China. Carrie holds an MBA degree from University of Southern California (USC) and has worked for Nike China and Nike International Basketball previously. She was also a Vice President at USC Marshall Sports Business Organization. She can be reached via email at Carrie.Xu@chinasportsbiz.com.
Carrie Xu has written 37 posts for China Sports Business

China Sports News Brief – Aug 7

Basketball China loses sixth straight at Stankovic Cup. Click here and here for more. NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat was in Shanghai to take part in a streetball competition on August 5th night at Luwan Stadium, featuring S.K.Y Streetball Syndicate against Street China. Read more from here . Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade finished Jordan Brand Flight Tour in China (click … Continue reading

Michael Jordan Basketball Camp Embraces Chinese Young Players

Since 1995, every summer the NBA legend Michael Jordan spends a few days in Santa Barbara coaching young players at the Michael Jordan Flight School together with other first-class camp coaches. The 2011 camp has two sessions from July 29 to Aug 7. Over the years the MJ Flight School has grown into a global … Continue reading

Expert Interview with Renowned Chinese Basketball Commentator and Youth Program Director Weiping Zhang: China’s Basketball Development After the Yao Ming Dynasty

On July 20th, the legendary Chinese NBA star Yao Ming announced his retirement from basketball, hundreds of millions of basketball lovers in China were saddened by the end of the Ming Dynasty. What does it mean to the future of Chinese basketball? How should China bring its basketball to the next level after the Ming … Continue reading

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

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