Chinese Basketball Association chairman Yao Ming (right) and star player Yi Jianlian after China’s 2019 Fiba World Cup loss to Nigeria. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese Basketball Association chairman Yao Ming (right) and star player Yi Jianlian after China’s 2019 Fiba World Cup loss to Nigeria. Photo: Xinhua
Jonathan White
Opinion

Opinion

Jonathan White

Xinjiang cotton row: Nike’s ties with Chinese sport too hard to cut

  • Xinjiang cotton row threatens Chinese football and basketball funding while Olympics deal with Anta is set for social media scrutiny ahead of Tokyo 2020
  • Financial support unlikely to be replicated by domestic brands as political posturing and patriotism online question deals with US manufacturers

Chinese Basketball Association chairman Yao Ming (right) and star player Yi Jianlian after China’s 2019 Fiba World Cup loss to Nigeria. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese Basketball Association chairman Yao Ming (right) and star player Yi Jianlian after China’s 2019 Fiba World Cup loss to Nigeria. Photo: Xinhua
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