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Basketball Bundesliga Side Alba Berlin Opens Office In Beijing To Expand Ties

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 02 / 15

Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) side Alba Berlin "has opened its first foreign office in Beijing on Wednesday," according to Matthias Kettenburg of SPONSORs. The club wants to expand its Chinese basketball program through the office in the country's capital. A Chinese speaking employee "will from now on...

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