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Event Description

The language of the event will be English.The NBA Playoffs have started, and fans around the world are eagerly watching to see who will win this year's championship. Will the Warriors be able to repeat as champions? Who will emerge as the new contender in the East? Will a new superstar rise to the occasion and lead his young team to the championship? Who are you rooting for?

Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world, with a cultural impact reaching far beyond just the basketball court. The NBA has been in China for nearly 40 years, with over 300 million fans in China, more than the total population of the US. Last year, Yale alum Derek Chang '89 was appointed as CEO of NBA China, overseeing the league's basketball and business development in China.

On May 17, he will visit Yale Center Beijing to share about the role sports has played in his life and career, as well as how the success of the NBA in China has strengthened ties between China and the U. S.

Event Language

The language of the event will be English.

*Refreshments will be provided.

*Walk-ins are not accepted.

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6:30 PM

7 PM


7 PM

8:30 PM

Panel Discussion and Q&A


  • Derek CHANG (Chief Executive Officer at NBA China)

    Derek CHANG

    Chief Executive Officer at NBA China

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  • Carol Li Rafferty (Managing Director of Yale Center Beijing)

    Carol Li Rafferty

    Managing Director of Yale Center Beijing

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RMB 80
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