A winless run of 18 games from the end of last season seems to endanger the club's future more than ever before if the right steps aren't made now.
2022 FIFA World Cup hosts Qatar will replace Equatorial Guinea, who pulled out of the friendly due to travel restrictions. Ghana will thus play Mali three days before playing Qatar.
Fujian was in lead in the start of the first set. However, Tianjin retook the advantage after scoring five points in a row. Fujian's frequent errors in receiving allowed Tianjin to a win.
The club's new trio faces its first game next weekend when they travel to Champions League participant RB Leipzig.
"A coach needs to convince players with his expertise and not by only being the boss," Baum said.
The defeat again highlights doubts about Manchester City's defense as they were taken apart by Leicester even though Riyad Mahrez put Guardiola's men ahead in just the fourth minute.
"New technology will deeply change the sports world," said Wang Yuxiong, professor of China's Central University of Finance and Economics.
Xinjiang center Han Xu made the most of her height to convert consecutive baskets. Her teammate Wang Lili followed in to score five points in a row, but Sichuan's Zhang stepped up to register 10 points in the first quarter.
"Our most urgent task is to give the team a sense of achievement again as quickly as possible. I am convinced of the quality of our squad," said Baum.
China's General Administration of Sports has listed the tournament as one of six major sports events during the "Golden Week" holiday.
Tianjin rode an early 8-0 spurt to race ahead, and compiled a 25-19 advantage as the first quarter ran out.