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Why China Has the NBA in a Full-Court Press on Free Speech

10 monthes ago   |   By Time

On Oct. 4, Daryl Morey-general manager of the NBA's Houston Rockets-hit send on a tweet expressing solidarity with pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. He didn't do this in an official NBA capacity; his tweet nevertheless set off a firestorm in China, which promptly set off alarms at NBA headquarters in New York City. Morey took down the tweet, and to contain the fallout, the NBA issued two press releases, one in English and one in Chinese that was decidedly more apologetic. It's as if NBA officials were unaware that the Internet exists in 2019.
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All of the NBA's partners in China have suspended ties as the firestorm over Daryl Morey's Hong Kong tweet heats up

All of the NBA's partners in China have suspended ties as the firestorm over Daryl Morey's Hong Kong tweet heats up

10 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

All of the NBA's official Chinese partners have suspended ties with the league as the firestorm over an executive's tweet in support of Hong Kong continues to escalate.
The feud between China and the NBA began on Sunday, after Daryl Morey, the general manager of the Houston Rockets, tweeted support for the protests in Hong Kong .
In the days that followed, the Chinese Basketball Association, broadcasters CCTV and Tencent, and retail sponsors pulled their support for the Rockets.
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