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Under the leadership of Yao Ming and his long-time friend and ally Ma Guoli, the Chinese Basketball Association is undergoing arguably the most ambitious reforms in Chinese sport. Ahead of the second edition of the Leaders Sport Business Summit in Beijing on 25th and 26th July this year, Leaders editor-at-large James Emmett visited the CBA League offices to find out how Yao and Ma are doing it.

In this week's China sports industry round-up: DDMC takes on LaLiga rights; Man Utd strikes Ping An partnership; and Chinese investors already out at Northampton Town

In this week's China sports industry round-up: Lenovo signs up with Ferrari; Wanda retains Atlético ties; and China Cup suggests tattoo ban incoming

In this week's China sports industry round-up: LeSports' Hong Kong arm crashes out of business; sporting firms escape on World Consumer Rights Day; and Qiaodan steps up legitimacy battle

In this week's China sports industry round-up: Formula One back on CCTV; Fifa gets going on Chinese social media; and Beijing '22 NHL players debate rolls on

In this week's China sports industry round-up: China’s leadership targets marathon and cycling; another Chinese boss reined in by the state; and cities begin jostling for 2036 Olympics

In this week's China sports industry round-up: Xi Jinping’s term extension supports football reforms; Wanda leaves Atlético, looks inward; and Tmall sponsors Renault F1 team

The NFL employed Chinese-Canadian superstar Kris Wu as an ambassador in its latest attempt to cultivate audiences in China. Mark Dreyer examines the thinking behind the move and looks at historical attempts by the league to build audiences in the country.

In this week's China sports industry round-up: Chinese scooter company becomes Fifa sponsor; CFA clears up player transfer levy; and Alibaba unveils plan for Olympics’ digital future

In this week's China sports industry round-up: AFC tenders commercial rights; China sends record numbers to Winter Olympics; and Alibaba starts activating Olympic sponsorship

In this week's China sports industry round-up: CSL extends media rights deal with CSM; Sina partners with Mediapro to promote 3x3; and NBA plans month-long Chinese New Year celebration.

In this week's China sports industry round-up: WTA Finals will move to Shenzhen; China Open becomes second £1m snooker event; and more details about Wanda's IPO.

In this week's China sports industry round-up: North Korea's Pyeongchang involvement inches closer; referendum could create ‘Team Taiwan’ at next Olympics ; and state claims sport industry generated RMB 1.9tn in 2016.

In this week's China sports industry round-up: Wanda considers sport asset flotation in HK; China plays central role in North-South Korea Olympic talks; and Football Finance 100 overestimates Chinese clubs.

In this week's China sports industry round-up: Mengniu becomes fourth Chinese World Cup 2018 sponsor; Barnsley takeover has Chinese connection; and Man City plans Chinese soccer programme.