Lang Lang takes role in Chinese Games

Lang Lang takes role in Chinese Games


norman lebrecht

July 05, 2020

The pianist, who has gone notably quiet during Covid, has been appointed publicity ambassador for the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou.


‘I’m honoured to be the publicity ambassador of the Hangzhou Asian Games,’ he told Xinhua.

‘I like playing table tennis and jogging during my spare time.

I also like watching football, basketball, swimming and tennis games.

‘I am a loyal fan of the Chinese women’s volleyball team.

‘I always prefer to read sports news over entertainment news.

‘I respect athletes because they can bring us positive energy and a never-say-die spirit.

‘We have rich experience in hosting large-scale sporting events.

‘I believe the Hangzhou Asian Games will be very successful.’



  • Olassus says:

    Ambassador for the communist regime now brutalizing Hong Kongers.

    Putin’s Russia is bad on Slipped Disc, but China gets publicity.

  • Gross says:

    “I am a loyal lackey of Xi and will do anything the CCP tells me to. Especially now that I can barely play anything that isn’t in The Piano Book. If I show you my teeth, maybe you will think I’m smiling!”

    • Nick says:

      Does LL have a choice? I do not believe he does.

      • John Borstlap says:

        He does have a choice, but that means: settling in another country.

      • Sanda Schuldmann says:

        Well, it all depends if you have integrity! We all have to make choices. Some are choices a person of integrity cannot live with and therefore chooses the more difficult path! Somehow, option B doesn’t seem to suit LL

  • Alan says:


  • V. Lind says:

    He barely missed a cliché in that catalogue. Maybe “my greatest dream is world peace.” Or perhaps he is still learning his script.

  • Simon says:

    Inauthentic human being.

  • Doug says:

    “And Long Live the Chinese Communist Party!” he says before giving a typically lacklustre performance to which the audience must clap or have their family be tortured. Followed by a predictable and corny display of fireworks, with a finale of a giant military procession of soldiers and tanks marching towards Hong Kong.

    • John Borstlap says:

      It should not be forgotten that the Chinese people have no responsibility for their government.

  • Sanda Schuldmann says:

    He is becoming more and more like Michael Jackson. Pathetic!