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Chinese ambassador calls on Chinese Americans to improve China-US relations: ‘No egg stays unbroken when the nest is overturned’

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  • At a Chinese American gala event on Thursday, Chinese ambassador to the U.S. Qin Gang called on Chinese Americans to “help build [a] China-U.S. friendship" and “bridge differences and ease confrontation.”
  • In the opening of his speech, Ambassador Qin also added that “ultimately Chinese Americans can only prosper when the China-U.S. relationship enjoys sound and stable development.”
  • Qin described the U.S. and China as “going through serious difficulties” and stated, “The China-U.S. relationship concerns not only the future of the world, but also the welfare of Chinese Americans.”
  • The reception was held from May 5-7 in Washington, D.C., and included members of the Committee of 100 in attendance.
  • As with previous years, members and speakers at the annual conference and gala met to discuss the “state of Chinese Americans” as well as “the future of the U.S. China relationship.”
  • In the last part of his speech, Ambassador Qin promoted the idea of younger generations connecting more with their Chinese ancestry.
  • “No matter where they are, people of Chinese origin share the same ancestry. The yellow skin and dark eyes are a gift from our ancestors,” he told the audience.

At a gala event hosted by an elite leadership organization of Chinese Americans on Thursday evening, Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Qin Gang called on Chinese Americans to “help build [a] China-U.S. friendship” and “bridge differences and ease confrontation.”

In the opening of his speech, Ambassador Qin said, “Ultimately Chinese Americans can only prosper when the China-U.S. relationship enjoys sound and stable development.”

NBA fans shown Chinese ambassador’s message amid criticism of players allegedly benefiting from Xinjiang forced labor

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  • The Washington Wizards hosted their annual “Chinese New Year” celebration during a match with the Los Angeles Clippers on Jan. 25.
  • As part of the celebration, Qin Gang, the Chinese ambassador to the United States, recorded a video message for the event’s basketball players and their fans, praising the strong ties between the NBA and the Chinese market.
  • Qin’s message comes amid claims that some NBA players are working with companies tied to the alleged human rights abuses in China’s Xinjiang region.

Fans who attended a recent NBA game were subjected to watching a video message from a Chinese official amid allegations that some of the league’s players are benefiting from human rights abuses in China’s Xinjiang region. 

On Jan. 25, the Washington Wizards hosted their annual Lunar New Year celebration – which they refer to as “Chinese New Year” – during a match with the Los Angeles Clippers. The event featured performances, activities and a special matchup animation. Prior to the start of the game, the U.S. national anthem was performed using the pipa, a traditional Chinese instrument.