CHINA Chinese public opinion key to suspension of NBA broadcasts: FM

CHINA

Chinese public opinion key to suspension of NBA broadcasts: FM

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21:50, October 08, 2019

China’s position on the improper remarks on Hong Kong made by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is very clear, Geng Shuang, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, said on Tuesday.

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Geng also said that the reactions and attitudes of Chinese people should be given more attention. “China’s stance has been very clear. It is not feasible for international businesses to cooperate with China while ignoring China's public opinion,” he said.

Before the regular press briefing of the Foreign Ministry, the CCTV Sports channel suspended NBA broadcasts earlier today because NBA Commissioner Adam Silver supported erroneous comments made by Morey over Hong Kong.

In response to the comments, the Chinese Consulate General in Houston lodged representations and expressed strong dissatisfaction with the Houston Rockets. China's official basketball association and Chinese sponsors of the Houston Rockets also suspended their cooperation and exchanges with the NBA.

(Compiled by Xie Yikun)

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