The Tencent Sports website also reported that the Celtics’ upcoming games will not be broadcast live, but just an interactive graphic displayed instead.
On Weibo, the Chinese Twitter-like platform, a Celtics fan page with around 615,000 followers announced that it would not post team updates due to a player’s oversights on the networks. social.
“From now on, our page will no longer report any information on the Boston Celtics, and our Weibo will stop updating!” read the message from Celtics Weibo Express. “For any behavior that undermines the harmony of nations and the dignity of the homeland, we resolutely resist!
The Dalai Lama has lived in exile in India since the failure of the uprising against Chinese rule in 1959 and regularly travels the world to spread his message of tolerance and peace.
CNN has contacted the NBA and Tencent for comment.
“My message to the Chinese government is free Tibet,” Kanter said. “Tibet belongs to Tibetans, I am here to add my voice and denounce what is happening in Tibet under the brutal regime of the Chinese government.”
“Under the brutal regime of the Chinese government, the fundamental rights and freedoms of the Tibetan people are non-existent.
Later that day, when Kanter’s Boston Celtics entered the field in their season opener against the New York Knicks, he was wearing shoes with the message “Free Tibet” on the side.
“We will never accept these attacks to discredit the development and progress of Tibet,” he said.
As a result, several Chinese companies severed ties with the Rockets and the NBA has come under heavy pressure from Chinese authorities.
Tibet is an internationally recognized autonomous region within the People’s Republic of China, although many Tibetans dispute the legitimacy of Chinese rule.
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