Yao Ming and Joe Tsai sit courtside for the Pac-12 China Game. Photos: Ali Sports Yao Ming and Joe Tsai sit courtside for the Pac-12 China Game. Photos: Ali Sports
Yao Ming and Joe Tsai sit courtside for the Pac-12 China Game. Photos: Ali Sports
Jonathan White
Opinion

Opinion

Jonathan White

China must help Yao Ming realise his dream of building ‘student-athletes’ like the US

  • There are an estimated 20 million university students in China but most have to make tough choice if they want to pursue sports over studies
  • Similar number in US colleges where sport feeds NBA and NFL

Yao Ming and Joe Tsai sit courtside for the Pac-12 China Game. Photos: Ali Sports Yao Ming and Joe Tsai sit courtside for the Pac-12 China Game. Photos: Ali Sports
Yao Ming and Joe Tsai sit courtside for the Pac-12 China Game. Photos: Ali Sports
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Jonathan White

Jonathan White

Jonathan White joined the Post in 2017 after a decade reporting on sport from China. He originally moved to Beijing to coach football in 2007 and later spent two years in Shanghai.