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Vice-premier calls for ‘basketball diplomacy’

Updated: Jun 23,2015 9:34 AM

Vice-Premier Liu Yandong poses for a photo with Chinese student athletes from Tsinghua High School at the NBA basketball team Houston Rockets’ home court, Toyota Center, in Houston, Texas, on June 21. The student athletes are taking part in a basketball training program. The vice-premier was accompanied by former Rockets star Yao Ming, and she called for more “basketball diplomacy” to “strengthen mutual understanding” between people in China and the US.[Photo/Xinhua]

Vice-Premier Liu Yandong shoots for the hoop at Toyota Center, the home of the NBA’s Houston Rockets, as former Rockets star Yao Ming looks on. [Photo/Xinhua]

Vice-Premier Liu Yandong (3rd, L) visits the NBA‘s Houston Rockets’ home court ,Toyota Center.[Photo/Xinhua]