Zhang Zhijun, Wang Zilian Meet Delegation Led by Yao Ming

Updated : 2022-01-07Source : CCFAO
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Zhang Zhijun, Member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Jilin Provincial Committee and Secretary of the CPC Changchun Municipal Committee, and Wang Zilian, Deputy Secretary of the CPC Changchun Municipal Committee and Mayor of Changchun City, met with the delegation led by Yao Ming, President of Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) and CBA League, Zhang Xiong, CEO of CBA League, and Sun Jun, President of Jilin Provincial Basketball Association and Northeastern Tiger Club on January 5, 2022. 

Basketball is very popular in Changchun City. On December 25 last year, the second stage of the CBA 2021-22 regular season was opened in Changchun, presenting a gorgeous feast at home for basketball fans. 

During the meeting, Zhang Zhijun and Wang Zilian extended their welcome to the delegation, and expressed their thanks for CBA’s help and support for the development of sports undertaking of Changchun City. 

“Changchun has rich cultural and sports resources and a profound atmosphere for basketball. We are now implementing in depth the important speeches and instructions made by General Secretary Xin Jinping during his inspection trip to Jilin Province, and the high-quality development strategy deployed by the CPC Jilin Provincial Committee to promote in an all-round way the socioeconomic development. It’s put forward at the 14th Changchun Municipal Party Congress that efforts would be made to promote the ‘interactive development of six cities’ of International Automobile City, Modern Agriculture City, ‘Dual Carbon’ Demonstration City, Sci-Tech Innovation City, Emerging Consumption City and Cultural and Creative City so as to support the construction of a modern metropolitan area in Changchun City. To prosper cultural and sports undertakings and make the people enjoy high-quality cultural life is part of the meaning of high-quality development. It is hoped that the CBA will give more guidance and help to Changchun in terms of event hosting, brand building and city publicizing to further improve the overall level of basketball in Changchun City, thereby jointly promoting the vigorous development of sport and facilitating the construction of Happy Changchun,” said Zhang Zhijun. 

Yao Ming expressed his thanks to the strong support provided by the CPC Changchun Municipal Committee and the People’s Government for the second stage of CBA 2021-22 regular season, and his hope to deepen cooperation and exchanges with Changchun in sports talent training and event organization so as to make new contributions to promoting the high-quality development of sport.