In an exclusive interview with Xinhua, Zhu revealed her desire to truly demonstrate the Chinese team's capabilities at Tokyo 2020, as well as expectations towards her new school life.
The former Shenzhen Aviators guard averaged 9.4 points and 3.3 assists in the 2018-19 CBA season, who chose not to play in the 2019-20 season due to personal reasons.
"There is no doubt in my mind that we will have a great Asian Games - one of the finest we have had," he said.
As the interval beckoned, Ever Bright had promising opportunities to test Zall's goalkeeper Dong Chunyu from a free-kick, but Cao Xuan's header flashed inches wide.
The visitors pressed frenetically for a goal and were rewarded in the 23rd minute when Dodi Lukebakio nodded home a corner kick from close range to halve the deficit.
Shanghai's best chance of the first half came in the 43rd minute as they were awarded a free-kick. But the shot from the Shanghai side's captain Giovanni Moreno was finger-tipped over the crossbar by Luneng goalkeeper Han Rongze.
Stage One will be played across two blocks of eight days: September 13-20 and September 28-October 5. Enditem
Monday sees two more matches with Chelsea travelling to Brighton, while Sheffield United entertain Wolves. Enditem
Garcia will be expected to get results but with a squad that looks much weaker than last season that looks difficult; what the former Watford boss desperately needs is a positive start in Sunday's derby at home to Levante.
But just when it appeared as if the race had settled into a predictable rhythm, the Racing Point of Lance Stroll suffered a puncture on lap 43 that sent the Canadian careening off the circuit at high speed.
"Hopefully I can enrich myself through studies here," Zhu said. "I can't wait to experience university culture. It is a brand-new experience for me."