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 has written 37 posts for China Sports Business

China Daily: NBA China Boss Upbeat about Future

China Daily: NBA China Boss Upbeat about Future  BEIJING – Despite the absence of hoop icon, Yao Ming, newly-appointed National Basketball Association (NBA) China’s CEO, David Shoemaker, has faith in the sport’s foundation here and has vowed to keep its momentum going. “I don’t see (Yao’s) uncertainty is having a negative impact. In fact, I … Continue reading

SLAM ONLINE | » NBA Players to Join China Exhibition Tourney During Lockout?

SLAM ONLINE | » NBA Players to Join Exhibition Tourney in China During Lockout?.

Chinese NBA player Yi Jianlian launches basketball camp in Guangzhou

The Washington Wizards power forward, Chinese NBA player Yi Jianlian is launching his basketball camp in Guangzhou, China this summer. The camp is cooperated with the basketball association of China’s Guangdong Province. Eighty 15-18 year old basketball players will be selected out of thousands of applicants to get Yi’s personal instruction at Yi Jianlian Basketball Camp … Continue reading

China’s first sports industry focused private equity launched

May 17, 2011 – The 2011 China Sports Industry and Financial Capital Forum was held in Chendu with the main topic as Driving Sports Industry Growth with Financial Capital. On the forum, Lu Hao, board director of D&F Capital, who is part of the forum organizing committee, said that the combination of financial capital and … Continue reading

CNN: Li Na Makes History With French Open Triumph

CNN: Li Na makes history with French Open triumph China’s Li Na became the first Asian tennis player to win a grand slam singles title as she defeated defending champion Francesca Schiavone in the final of the French Open on June 4th…Continue reading  

“The Season” – A Chinese Basketball Documentary

A 12-episode Chinese basketball documentary “The Season” was premiered on CCTV-9 on April 26 22:00 Beijing time (prime time TV). The documentary is about the 2009-10 season of the Shanghai Sharks, the CBA team owned by Chinese NBA player Yao Ming since July 2009. Each of the 12 episodes is about 26 minutes, featuring Yao … Continue reading

CounterKicks Interviews: Jia Su, CEO Of PEAK Sports USA

CounterKicks Interviews: Jia Su, CEO Of PEAK Sports USA Chinese sportswear brand PEAK managed to put its logo and product on 15 NBA players’ feet in this past 2010-11 NBA season. The brand has also planted their official North American headquarters in Los Angeles and is gearing up for a US retail launch later this year. … Continue reading

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