China’s sports sector is growing rapidly off a small base, valued at just 1/27th the size of the sports industry in the US. Photo: Reuters China’s sports sector is growing rapidly off a small base, valued at just 1/27th the size of the sports industry in the US. Photo: Reuters
China’s sports sector is growing rapidly off a small base, valued at just 1/27th the size of the sports industry in the US. Photo: Reuters
Josh Ye
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Across The Border by Josh Ye

China’s sport sector could be the next big growth market

China’s sports sector, worth 1.5 trillion yuan last year, is forest to double in value by 2020, and could be worth up to 5 trillion yuan by 2025

China’s sports sector is growing rapidly off a small base, valued at just 1/27th the size of the sports industry in the US. Photo: Reuters China’s sports sector is growing rapidly off a small base, valued at just 1/27th the size of the sports industry in the US. Photo: Reuters
China’s sports sector is growing rapidly off a small base, valued at just 1/27th the size of the sports industry in the US. Photo: Reuters
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Josh Ye

Josh Ye

Josh is a reporter on the SCMP Tech team. He started his career at SCMP first as a business reporter, a video producer and later a founding member of SCMP's consumer tech website Abacus. Graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a major in English and philosophy, he's now pursuing a law degree at the University of Hong Kong. Outside of work, he's a pop culture junkie, a maniacal sports fan, a voracious reader of books and an avid video game player.