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Chinese Lament Olympic Loss, but Optimistic about Yi

As basketball writer for the Chinese news agency Xinhua, Shan Li is one of the most read hoops reporters in the world. In reviewing China's eighth place finish at the Olympics, Shan thinks there were a lot of positives, pointing to Yi Jianlian's defense and continuing NBA experience. Meanwhile, the French news agency AFP quotes a marketing consultant who thinks Yi could be a "sponsorship king" in China.