East Asia Games revised its basketball preliminaries schedule due to the absence of North Korea, which never completed the final registration to enter the games. The total number for men's team is now down to six.
Defending champion Taiwan NT will face Australia, which participate the event as an observer and will not be ranked in the final standings, in the first game on May 20. The remaining preliminaries will be vs. Khazakstan on May 21, Mongolia on May 22, Japan on May 23, South Korea on May 24 and China on May 25.
For Taiwan NT to be in the semi-finals, the first two games vs. Khazakstan and Mongolia are must-win games, especially Khazakstan.
Taiwan Women's NT will take on their opponents in the order of South Korea, Khazakstan, Japan and China in the 5-team round-robin preliminaries.