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FIBA zone  FIBA Asia
Appearances  9
Appearances  22
FIBA ranking  14
Joined FIBA  1970
Nickname(s)  Team Dragon
Appearances  9
Head coach  Gong Luming
Location  China
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Medals  Gold (1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2011, 2015) Silver (2009) Bronze (1985, 1997)
National federation  Chinese Basketball Association

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The Chinese men's national basketball team is the national basketball team of the People's Republic of China and is governed by the Chinese Basketball Association. Based on the number of tournament titles, China is considered a major basketball powerhouse in Asia and has by far the most successful basketball program there.


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

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

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

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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 the eventual silver medalists Greece, 95–64; the team's overall placing by the end of the tournament from amongst the twenty-four competing sides was fifteenth.

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In 2008, some questions surrounded whether the recently injured Yao Ming would still captain the squad. In mid-July, it was confirmed that he would still continue to be the captain.

In recent years, the national team has faced major struggles with injuries. In 2008, top National Basketball Association prospect Xu Yong was forced to end his career at age 19 after being diagnosed with osteosarcoma. In December 2010, Yao was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his left ankle – the injury is related to the ankle sprain that he suffered earlier that year. Speculations arose whether China's basketball icon would ever be able to play again.

When Yao's retirement was finally announced in July 2011 it was considered a big blow to the national team, whose success had largely depended on the star player for many years. Yet, critics have been optimistic that China will continue to improve on its international performances. Sure enough, in 2016, a new era of Chinese stars would begin to form, as new NBA draftees in Zhou Qi and Wang Zhelin would gain considerable amounts of attention for their successes in China.

Asian Games

  • 1974 Asian Games: 3rd
  • 1978 Asian Games: 1st
  • 1982 Asian Games: 2nd
  • 1986 Asian Games: 1st
  • 1990 Asian Games: 1st
  • 1994 Asian Games: 1st
  • 1998 Asian Games: 1st
  • 2002 Asian Games: 2nd
  • 2006 Asian Games: 1st
  • 2010 Asian Games: 1st
  • 2014 Asian Games: 5th
  • 2018 Asian Games: To Be Determined
  • East Asian Games

  • 1993 East Asian Games: 1st
  • 1997 East Asian Games: 3rd
  • 2001 East Asian Games: 1st
  • 2005 East Asian Games: 3rd
  • 2009 East Asian Games: 4th
  • 2013 East Asian Games: 2nd
  • 2017 East Asian Games: To Be Determined
  • East Asia Basketball Championship

  • 2009 East Asia Basketball Championship: 3rd
  • 2011 East Asia Basketball Championship: 3rd
  • 2013 East Asia Basketball Championship: 2nd
  • Notable players

    Other current notable players from China:

    Past rosters

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    2010: China Mobile, UPS
    2011, 2013-15: TCL


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