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International relations

China halts NBA broadcasts amid growing spat over Hong Kong

CCTV suspends screening of preseason games, reviews partnership

SHANGHAI -- Chinese state television on Tuesday suspended the broadcast of National Basketball Association games in protest against remark by Adam Silver, the league's commissioner, that Beijing deemed unacceptable.

Silver, in an interview with Japan's Kyodo News, backed Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's recent comments that expressed his support for Hong Kong's anti-government protests.

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