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Jeremy Lin promotes sports, health in Shanghai

2012-08-17 08:48:50 GMT2012-08-17 16:48:50(Beijing Time)  China Daily

Jeremy Lin, right, of the Houston Rockets, shows a banner, with the Chinese characters reading, "Basketball Ambassador for KFC China," during a signing ceremony with KFC China in Shanghai, Aug 16, 2012. Lin signed a two-year contract to promote KFC China's three-man basketball challenge game, which upholds the concept of "doing sports every day and living a healthy life." [Photo/Xinhua]

NBA basketball star Jeremy Lin, left, shows his jersey as a basketball ambassador for KFC China during a signing ceremony in Shanghai, Aug 16, 2012. [Photo/Xinhua]

Jeremy Lin attends the ceremony with his father, Gie-Ming Lin, left, and his mother, Shirley, right, in Shanghai, Aug 16, 2012. [Photo/CFP]

Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets, center, is surrounded by fans and media after his arrival at the Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport for his China tour, Aug 16, 2012. [Photo/CFP]

Fans welcome Jeremy Lin at the Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, Aug 16, 2012. [Photo/]

Jeremy Lin, the Chinese-American rising star, who is regarded as the NBA's new ambassador in China after Yao Ming retired last year, has a busy summer on the Chinese mainland.

Lin started his tour by visiting a primary school for children of migrant workers in a suburban district of Beijing. He then landed in Shanghai, joined the TV show China's Got Talent, and signed with KFC China to become their basketball ambassador to promote sports and health.

Lin will arrive in Dongguan, Guangdong province, to join a youth training camp over the weekend. Lin got the idea to build a basketball camp with the NBA's Dongguan basketball academy, when he played a few games for Chinese club Dongguan Leopards during the NBA's lockout last September.

In June, 80 teenagers age 13 to 16 from eight Chinese cities were selected to join the camp, Aug 19-22, when Lin will train and play with the youths.


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