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The 32nd Jones Cup will be over tomorrow

Taipei, July 19, 2010--Chinese Basketball National Team, sponsored by FedEx Express, subsidiary company of FedEx Corp and one of the world’s largest express transportation company, took part in the 32nd Jones Cup basketball tournament. Chinese Men’s Basketball National team scored a victorious 103:55 against Australia in the opening game with 48 points ahead. Chinese Women’s Basketball National team made an outstanding performance and will be competing for first place with Korea tonight (19th).

FedEx Express has been sponsoring Chinese Basketball National Team since last June. “At FedEx, we believe that sports and FedEx share great synergies, such as speed, accuracy and teamwork,” said Michael Chu, managing director of FedEx Taiwan. “We are proud to have sponsored the Chinese Basketball National Team, so the team can do all they can to shine in international arena. We will continue to work with sports and athletes in Taiwan, support community development, improve life quality, and strive to sponsor and maintain game quality and standards.”

The Jones Cup tournament started in 1978 and is held annually in Taiwan. This year’s game is held from 7/13(Wed) to 7/20(Tue) in Hsinchuang Stadium, Taipei County. This game is vital to the exchange between Taiwan and international Basketball community. The Chinese Basketball National Team will be competing with representatives from Korea, Kazakhstan, Japan, Australia, Lebanon, Iran, Philippines and etc. In November, the Team will be heading for the Asian Games held in Guangzhou, and this year’s Jones Cup is viewed as the warm-up game for Asian Games. Awarding ceremony will be held on 7/20(Tues) at 9 PM. During the game, FedEx Express will provide the national teams with its best support, and Chinese Basketball National Team is expected to have outstanding performance in the arena.