Qin Gang’s message is played to the crowd in Washington. Photo: SCMP
Qin Gang’s message is played to the crowd in Washington. Photo: SCMP

Qin Gang uses NBA game to send first public message to US since becoming China’s foreign minister

  • Video message at halftime of Washington Wizards contest helps usher in Lunar New Year and continues tradition of using sports to advance diplomacy
  • Qin has previously spoken of his ‘special relationship’ with the Wizards, the first NBA team to visit China in 1979

Qin Gang’s message is played to the crowd in Washington. Photo: SCMP
Qin Gang’s message is played to the crowd in Washington. Photo: SCMP
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