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China 中国

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FIBA Ranking 9th
Joined FIBA 1974
National Federation China Basketball Association
Coach Guo Shiqiang[1]
Olympic Games
Appearances 7
Medals None
World Championships
Appearances 7
Medals None
Asian Championship
Appearances 18
Medals Gold medal with cup.svg Gold: 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005
Silver medal with cup.svg Silver: 2009
Bronze medal with cup.svg Bronze: 1986, 1997
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Team colours
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Team colours

The Chinese national basketball team is the basketball team representing the People's Republic of China in international competitions. The team is generally recognized as the strongest team in Asia, and has won more FIBA Asia Championships than any other nation. The governing body of Chinese basketball operations is the Chinese Basketball Association.


2008 Olympic Team


China has traditionally been the basketball power in Asia, and won the FIBA Asian Championship 14 out of 16 times from 1975 to 2005.

However, China failed to defend its championship at the 2007 FIBA Asian Championship. This was due to the automatic berth at the 2008 Summer Olympics as the host nation, thus China sent its "B" team to the recent FIBA Asia Championship 2007 and finished 10th while its primary "A" team participated at the 2007 Stanković Cup which took place around the same time as the FIBA Asian Championship.

The team has struggled against top-flight non-Asian teams. However, in recent years, China has shown they can beat top European teams. In the Athens 2004 Olympics China, coached by Del Harris, advanced to the final eight after a 67-66 win over defending world champion Serbia and Montenegro.

At the 2006 FIBA World Championship, China, coached by Lithuanian Jonas Kazlauskas also advanced to the second round from Group D, earning two victories (against Senegal and Slovenia) in five group play matches before falling in the round of sixteen to eventual silver medallist Greece, 95-64; the team's overall placing from amongst the twenty-four competing sides was fifteenth.

In 2008, some questions surrounded whether the recently injured Yao Ming could captain the squad. In mid-July, it was confirmed he would.[2]

Current Squad

China National Basketball Team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age - DOB Ht. Club Club nat.
G 4 Hu Xuefeng &0000000000000029.00000029 - January 14, 1980(1980-01-14) 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Jiangsu Dragons People's Republic of China
G 5 Liu Wei (C) &0000000000000029.00000029 - January 15, 1980(1980-01-15) 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Shanghai Sharks People's Republic of China
PG 6 Zhang Qingpeng &0000000000000024.00000024 - January 23, 1985(1985-01-23) 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Liaoning Hunters People's Republic of China
G/F 7 Wang Shipeng &0000000000000026.00000026 - April 6, 1983(1983-04-06) 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Guangdong Southern Tigers People's Republic of China
SF 8 Zhu Fangyu &0000000000000026.00000026 - January 5, 1983(1983-01-05) 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Guangdong Southern Tigers People's Republic of China
G 9 Sun Yue &0000000000000023.00000023 - November 6, 1985(1985-11-06) 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Beijing Olympians People's Republic of China
SF 10 Li Xiaoxu &0000000000000019.00000019 - June 5, 1990(1990-06-05) 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Liaoning Hunters People's Republic of China
F/C 11 Yi Jianlian &0000000000000024.00000024 - October 27, 1984(1984-10-27) 2.13 m (6 ft 12 in) New Jersey Nets United States
SF 12 Wang Lei &0000000000000022.00000022 - August 12, 1986(1986-08-12) 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Bayi Rockets People's Republic of China
C 13 Su Wei &0000000000000020.00000020 - July 28, 1989(1989-07-28) 2.12 m (6 ft 11 in) Guangdong Southern Tigers People's Republic of China
C 14 Wang Zhizhi &0000000000000032.00000032 - July 8, 1977(1977-07-08) 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in) Bayi Rockets People's Republic of China
F 15 Du Feng &0000000000000028.00000028 - July 30, 1981(1981-07-30) 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) Guangdong Southern Tigers People's Republic of China
Head coach
Assistant coach

  • (C) Team captain
  • Club field describes current pro club

Olympic Games record

FIBA World Championship record

FIBA Asia Championship record

Asian Games record

East Asian Games record

East Asia Basketball Championship record


1936 Olympic Games: finished 15th among 21 teams

Shen Yi Tung, Tsai Yen Hung, Wang H. P., Wang S. H., Wang Y. T., Wong N. C., Liu P. C., Liu Y. C., Mou T. Y., Li S. T., Feng, Hsu, Yu

1948 Olympic Games: finished 18th among 23 teams

Edward Lee, Lee Tsun Tung, Woo Cheng Chang, Wee Tian Siak, Pao John Sung Yuan, Chia Chung Chang, Chua Bon Hua, Kya Is Kyun, Yu Sai Chang, Jose Yee

1978 FIBA World Championship: finished 11th among 14 teams

Wang Zongxing, Chen Kai, Kuang Lubin, Xing Weining, Wang Deli, Huang Pinjie, Mu Tiezhu, Ji Zhaoguang, Zhang Weiping, Liu Jizeng, Zhang Mingwei, He Juhua (Coach: Qian Chenghai)

1982 FIBA World Championship: finished 12th among 13 teams

Wang Zongxing, Ji Zhaoguang, Xu Xiaoliang, Kuang Lubin, Sun Fengwu, Wang Libin, Huang Yunlong, Feng Wei, Li Qiuping, Li Yaguang, Han Pengshan, Lu Jinqing (Coach: Qian Chenghai)

1984 Olympic Games: finished 10th among 12 teams

Kuang Lubin, Ji Zhaoguang, Wang Libin, Liu Jianli, Hu Zhangbao, Lu Jinqing, Sun Fengwu, Zhang Bin, Huang Yunlong, Guo Yonglin, Wang Haibo, Li Yaguang (Coach: Qian Chenghai)

1986 FIBA World Championship: finished 9th among 24 teams

Wang Libin, Zhang Yongjun, Li Yaguang, Wang Fei, Huang Yunlong, Xu Xiaoliang, Zhang Bin, Li Feng, Sun Fengwu, Sha Guoli, Song Tao, Gong Luming (Coach: Qian Chenghai)

1988 Olympic Games: finished 11th among 12 teams

Li Yaguang, Wang Fei, Wang Libin, Zhang Yongjun, Xu Xiaoliang, Zhang Bin, Huang Yunlong, Sun Fengwu, Zhang Xuelei, Chen Chijef, Song Ligang, Gong Luming, Sha Guoli (Coach: Qian Chenghai)

1990 FIBA World Championship: finished 14th among 16 teams

Li Chunjiang, Wang Fei, Sun Fengwu, Zhang Yongjun, Zhang Bin, Shan Tao, Song Ligang, Ma Jian, Gong Xiabin, Zhang Degui, Wang Zhidan, Gong Luming (Coach: Wang Zhangyou)

1992 Olympic Games: finished 12th among 12 teams

Hu Weidong, Li Chunjiang, Zhang Yongjun, Sun Fengwu, Ma Jian, Shan Tao, Wang Zhidan, Wu Qinglong, Gong Xiabin, Sun Jun, Song Ligang, Adiljan (Coach: Jiang Xingquan)

1994 FIBA World Championship: finished 8th among 16 teams

Hu Weidong, Sun Jun, Shan Tao, Gong Xiabin, Liu Yudong, Zhang Jinsong, Liu Daqing, Adiljan, Zheng Wu, Ji Minshang, Wu Naiqun, Wu Qinglong (Coach: Jiang Xingquan)

1996 Olympic Games: finished 8th among 12 teams

Mengke Bateer, Wang Zhizhi, Hu Weidong, Liu Yudong, Li Nan, Shan Tao, Sun Jun, Gong Xiabin, Wu Qinglong, Li Xiaoyong, Zheng Wu, Wu Naiqun (Coach: Gong Luming)

2000 Olympic Games: finished 10th among 12 teams

Yao Ming, Mengke Bateer, Wang Zhizhi, Hu Weidong, Sun Jun, Li Nan, Guo Shiqiang, Liu Yudong, Zheng Wu, Zhang Jinsong, Li Qun, Li Xiaoyong (Coach: Jiang Xingquan)

2002 FIBA World Championship: finished 12th among 16 teams

Yao Ming, Mengke Bateer, Liu Wei, Li Nan, Hu Weidong, Guo Shiqiang, Zhang Cheng, Chen Ke, Gong Xiabin, Liu Yudong, Du Feng, Zhu Fangyu (Coach: Wang Fei)

2004 Olympic Games: finished 8th among 12 teams

Yao Ming, Yi Jianlian, Liu Wei, Mengke Bateer,Li Nan, Guo Shiqiang, Du Feng, Chen Ke, Zhang Yunsong, Zhu Fangyu, Zhang Jinsong, Mo Ke (Coach: Del Harris)

2006 FIBA World Championship: finished 15th among 24 teams

Yao Ming, Wang Zhizhi, Yi Jianlian, Liu Wei, Du Feng, Wang Shipeng, Mo Ke, Zhang Songtao, Chen Jianghua, Zhang Qingpeng, Zhu Fangyu, Sun Yue (Coach: Jonas Kazlauskas)

2008 Olympic Games: finished 8th among 12 teams

Yao Ming, Wang Zhizhi, Yi Jianlian, Liu Wei, Du Feng, Wang Shipeng, Wang Lei, Li Nan, Chen Jianghua, Zhang Qingpeng, Zhu Fangyu, Sun Yue (Coach: Jonas Kazlauskas)

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