China are the sleeping giants in a lot of ways. Much of what happens there is 'behind closed doors' despite them seemingly becoming more open to 'the western world'.
There are 6 teams in the Chinese League. The original four teams were the Beijing Tigers, Tianjin Lions, Shanghai Eagles and Guangzhou Lightning. The Hope Stars and Dragons joined them in 2005. The Hope Stars are an under-21 team of promising players from around the country. In 2007, the CBL began a support relationship with Nippon Professional Baseball, Japan's baseball league. The agreement allows the Japanese clubs to send coaches and players to China and Chinese players to train at the Japanese facilities.
Here is a link to an interesting article relating to Chinese baseball
And remember in the 2006 WBC Chinese Taipei only beat China 12-3...a blowout yes but....
Beware the emerging giant. No doubt MLB scouts are very active in this country of huge population.
"A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." ~Humphrey Bogart
No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference. ~Tommy Lasorda