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Chinese officials have poured cold water on reports last week that the cities of Chengdu and Chongqing were lining up a bid for the 2032 edition of the summer Olympic Games

Mobile telco China Mobile Migu has agreed a landmark sponsorship and media-rights deal for Asian Football Confederation competitions spanning the 2021-24 period

Chinese company DAS Security has become the 10th prestige partner of the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, taking up rights in the official cybersecurity category

Spanish football club RCD Espanyol, which plays in the second tier, has signed up Asian gambling operator KTO as a regional sponsor

The three-round qualification tournament before the first round of the Australian Open could be axed to guarantee the grand slam will only be delayed one week – The Age S

Electric off-road motorsport series Extreme E has agreed a rights deal with Chinese live streaming platform Huya ahead of its inaugural season in 2021

Cristiano Ronaldo has signed an exclusive partnership with Chinese video-sharing app Kuaishou to provide short-form videos to his Chinese fans – Sportsmoney.c

World Table Tennis will reveal a striking new look for international table tennis competitions at its upcoming exhibition event in Macau

Sailing’s World Match Racing Tour has announced the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen will host the World Match Racing Tour Finals from 2021-2025.

Liu Jiadi, partner, and Jeffrey Wilson, counsel, at Chinese law firm JunHe, explain the significance of new player image rights rules in the Chinese Basketball Association League.

SportBusiness speaks to Benjamin Wahl, head of China at Borussia Dortmund, about the BVB Virtual Asia Tour, which emerged out of the ashes of disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Simon Chadwick, director of Eurasian Sport at emlyon Business School France/China, outlines the pressures being felt in the sports industry as political tensions ratchet up between China, the West and others.

SportBusiness speaks to Matt Beyer, the chief executive of the East Asia Super League about his plans for the competition and his background working as a translator for Yi Jianlian in the NBA

Covid-19 containment measures for the Chinese Super League this season pushed running costs for the competition to a record $30m (€25m).

Chinese tech giant Tencent has agreed a three-year partnership with Israeli AI technology provider WSC Sports around video production features and enhancements

English Premier League club Manchester United has officially launched a channel on the Chinese domestic social media platform Douyin

The Lanka Premier League will start five days later from November 27 to December 17 and will only be played at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota

The Beijing 2022 Organizing Committee is actively trying to involve more disabled people in benefiting from the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games – China.o

The International Basketball Federation (Fiba) has signed a three-year licensing deal with Chinese soft drinks company Henan Zhongwo Industrial Co

US sportswear and equipment firm Under Armour has agreed to sell the MyFitnessPal platform to global investment firm Francisco Partners for $345m (€295m) – Under Armour Yao

Online training sessions for volunteers at next summer's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have resumed following a roughly eight-month suspension due to the Covid-19 pandemic - Japan Today

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) is to launch an account on Weibo, the popular Chinese social media platform, as part of wider work with the Sportfive agency

The Australian Institute of Sport is to provide funding of more than A$115m ($82.1m/€69.7

Shanghai-based esports solutions provider Versus Programming Network (VSPN) has raised close to $100m (€85m) in a Series B funding round led by Chinese digital platform Tencent.

The newly built Tokyo Aquatics Centre was unveiled during an event on October 24, marking the completion of all venues built for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics - The Japan Times

Up to 10,000 fans could attend each leg of the Chinese Super League final next month, the Chinese Football Association secretary-general has told news agency AFP

The Formula E electric racing series has revised its calendar plan for the 2020-21 season, with races in China and Mexico postponed indefinitely as the first four rounds will now consist of double-headers…

China's People's Liberation Army's basketball team, known as the Bayi Rockets, has withdrawn from the country's men's and women's leagues

Insurance company China Life will continue to serve as the official main sponsor of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) League following the signing of a three-year renewal from 2020-21 to 2022-23

Chinese firm Sinopec Lubricant Company has agreed a sponsorship deal for the International Table Tennis Federation Men's World Cup event in Weihei, China on November 13-15

The International Luge Federation (FIL) has announced its upcoming Luge World Cup series will take place behind closed doors and “almost exclusively in Europe” due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Disney-owned direct-to-consumer streaming platform ESPN+ has acquired US broadcast rights to the Scottish Premiership in one of a string of broadcast deals finalised by the Infront agency

The Chinese Basketball Association League's 2020-21 season tips off tomorrow, with some significant changes being introduced, including a new salary cap, new rules to promote domestic talent, and an extended…

Dishang Group, one of China’s largest manufacturers and exporters of apparel and textiles, has signed on as the title sponsor of next month's 2020 International Table Tennis Federation Men's and Women's W…

English Premier League club Manchester United has unveiled the first of five planned entertainment centres in China

Huya has agreed a deal to acquire fellow live streaming service DouYu in a stock-for-stock merger deal that is set to create a live online gaming streaming giant in China

CCTV, the state-run Chinese broadcaster, aired the fifth game of the NBA Finals series on Saturday, the first time an NBA game was broadcast in China since a controversial tweet damaged the nation’s r…