Career: Beijing Shogang (China, 2002), Cathay Life (Chinese Taipei -WSBL, 2002-08).
Chien has been on the National Team for almost 20 years. At 37 years of age, she’s the oldest and obviously the most experienced player of Chinese Taipei and will be one of the most experienced competitors at the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament. She became the first woman from Chinese Taipei to play in China after signing with Beijing Shogang in 2002. One of the most respected guards in Asia, she transformed herself from the team’s leading scorer to a veteran who directs the offence and keeps her teammates focused at all times. Chien, who said she will not consider retirement until after the 2008 Beijing Olympics, may have lost a step or two but her experience and leadership will be hard to replace. She’s still the leader in assists in the National Team and the WSBL.