NBA player Stephen Curry at a training session with middle school students in Wuhan, China, last year. China has dropped the ball when it comes to the NBA and its diplomatic importance. Photo: Xinhua
Minxin Pei
Opinion

Opinion

Minxin Pei

China’s bid to intimidate the NBA is a great example of how to lose friends and make enemies

  • By picking a fight with the NBA, China may have squandered its best example of sports diplomacy with the US. Its bullying behaviour also risks turning more friends into enemies when the US is seeking to contain it

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NBA player Stephen Curry at a training session with middle school students in Wuhan, China, last year. China has dropped the ball when it comes to the NBA and its diplomatic importance. Photo: Xinhua
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