SBJ/April 18-24, 2011/In Depth

Global growth markets: China

Population (world rank)*
1,336,718,015 (1st)
0-14 years: 17.6%
15-64 years: 73.6%
65 years and over: 8.9%
Population growth rate: +0.5%
* 2011 estimates


Media
CCTV-5
ESPN China
Athletes
Yao Ming, Houston Rockets (NBA)
Yi Jianlian, Washington Wizards (NBA)
Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo (figure skating)
Li Na (tennis)
Ed Wang, Buffalo Bills (NFL)



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Shen Xue (right) and Zhao Hongbo
Key Sports Executives
Liu Peng, director of the state general administration of sport, president of the Chinese Olympic Committee
Yu Zaiqing, vice minister of the General Administration of Sport, vice president of the China Sports Federation, vice president of the Chinese Olympic Committee
David Shoemaker, CEO of NBA China


Leagues and Governing Bodies
Soccer
Governing body: Chinese Football Association
President: Wei Di
National league: Chinese Super League (16 teams)

Volleyball
Governing body: Chinese Volleyball Association
President: Yuan Weimin
National league: Chinese Volleyball League (16 teams)

Basketball
Governing body: Basketball Association of the People's Republic of China
President: Zhang Faqiang
National league: Chinese Basketball Association (17 teams)



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The Chinese women's volleyball team celebrates a point at last year's Asian Games.
Recent Sports Headlines
Pirelli drops Chinese Super League sponsorship
China's sports minister vows to provide more public sports facilities in the coming five years
China sports minister "saddened" by Chinese Football Association match-fixing scandal
UFC set to open China office
NBA names WTA President David Shoemaker NBA China CEO
UNC-NCSU first NCAA regular-season hoops game televised in China
AEG, MasterCard reach first naming deal for Olympics facility in Beijing
Nash reportedly leaves Nike after 15 years for China-based Luyou



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Dinara Safina of Russia competes in last year's WTA China Open.
Upcoming Sporting Events
2011 ATP China Open
2011 ATP Shanghai Rolex Masters
2011 Landsky Lighting Guangzhou International Women's Open
2011 WTA China Open
2011 Formula One UBS Chinese Grand Prix
2011 World University Games
14th FINA World Championships (2011)
2014 Summer Youth Olympics
2015 IAAF World Athletics Championships


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