Starting your day right with China’s favorite street breakfast and a bunch of links…
- Georgetown and Duke would do well to ask the Dickinson State University Blue Hawks what to pack for China when they return to North Dakota from a 10-day trip to Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University in Shaanxi province. The Blue Hawks, who play in the NAIA, will play two matches — the first will be against the Northwest A&F University team, and in the second “players from both schools will be split into teams of even strength and compete in a combined cross culture game,” probably because blowing out their Chinese hosts two games in a row wouldn’t accomplish much in the building relations department.
- The NBA has announced David Shoemaker as NBA China’s CEO starting June 1st. Shoemaker, who has been president of the Women’s Tennis Association since 2009, will replace Tim Chen, who had resigned in September of last year.
- Infront Sports and Media has extended their marketing partnership with the Chinese Basketball Association.
- This should make Chinese fans feel a little bit better about Yi Jianlian’s expiring contract this summer: Bullets Forever asks, “Would you like Yi Jianlian to return to the Wizards next year?” and 65% think “yes” in one form or another.
- Yao Ming in public, sans crutches.
- I think this poor kid is way beyond needing a basketball hoop.