The Chinese ambassador to the United States appeared on the big screen as nearly 10,000 fans at the NBA stadium looked up

2022-04-30 0 By

On the evening of January 25, Ambassador Qin Gang delivered a video address during the game between the Washington Wizards and the Los Angeles Clippers of the NATIONAL Basketball Association (NBA), extending his Best wishes for the Spring Festival to the two teams and the fans. He also wished the US and Washington Delegations great success in the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympic Games.The game attracted nearly 10,000 basketball fans to watch the game.During the suspension period after the start of the match, the video of Ambassador Qin Gang’s speech was grandly broadcast on the ring screen of the stadium.Ambassador Qin greeted the fans and congratulated them warmly on the 75th anniversary of the founding of the NBA. He looked forward to the future development of the NBA.He said Chinese fans are fond of the Washington Wizards and the Los Angeles Clippers because of the famous Chinese players who played for both teams.Ambassador Qin pointed out that the Washington Bullets, the predecessor of the Washington Wizards, visited China in 1979 shortly after the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the United States, becoming the first NBA team ever to visit China.This shows that basketball’s influence extends beyond the sport itself.Ambassador Qin concluded by saying that next week will be the Chinese New Year and the Opening of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games. He wished the audience a happy and healthy Year of the Tiger and the best performance of the Us and Chinese delegations in the Winter Olympic Games.The whole race is full of rich Chinese culture atmosphere, the blessing of the New Year throughout the race.Before the game, Chinese artists played the U.S. national anthem on a traditional Chinese instrument, the pipa, and the Wizards’ names were printed in Chinese on the arena’s big screen.During a timeout, a video of wizards players greeting the crowd in Chinese and English was played.During the interval of the competition, the local Chinese community in Washington gave a wonderful lion dance performance.The audience was immersed in the thick Chinese New Year flavor and had a pleasant “Chinese culture night”.Source: Chinese Embassy in the United States