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Leaders Delivers First-Hand Look At Sport In China In Nascent Beijing Summit

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 24 / 17

As the rain thundered down across Beijing, the corridors and halls of Sina Plaza boomed with conversation as the first Leaders Sport Business Summit in China rolled into town. Sina is one of China's internet darlings; the creator of Weibo, and, in ...

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