Boston Celtics’ Kanter sparks backlash in China after comments on Tibet, Xi

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By Josh Horwitz SHANGHAI (Reuters) -Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter was pilloried on Chinese social media and his name appeared to be blocked on the popular Weibo messaging platform after he criticized Chinese President Xi Jinping and China’s treatment of Tibet. Kanter, who has a history of activism against his native Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan, tweeted a two-minute video of himself expressing support for Tibet and wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the image of the Dalai Lama, its exiled spiritual leader. “I’m here to add my voice and speak out about what is happening in Tibet. Under …

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