Exchanges target sports development
The Federation of University Sports of China and the Pac-12 Conference, a collegiate athletic conference in the western United States, announced at the ChinaUS University Sports and Education Summit on Friday that it would extend their partnership for two more years.
It is aimed at helping China's collegiate sports system balance academic and athletic pursuits.
The partnership will continue hosting annual summits, games and college soccer and basketball teams through 2018. They will also organize trips to the US for 200 Chinese college coaches to learn from their American counterparts annually at Pac-12 colleges.
As part of the exchange, Stanford's men's basketball team played friendly games against Tsinghua University and Shanghai Jiaotong University.