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    by Tue October 8th, 2019, 18:46

    - Daryl Morey, manager of Houston Rocket, tweeted "Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong" picture with no commentary
    - China was extremely offended by a general and vague comment made by a not famous US citizen in the US on a US platform that's already banned in China
    - Morey deleted the "offensive" tweet and apologized for offending Mother China
    - NBA gave in to China and posted on the Chinese Twitter knock-off that the tweet was "inappropriate", that they respected China's culture, that his comment was his personal view, and was not officially from the NBA or the Houston Rocket. They added, however, that people have the right to comment on things they're interested in.
    - in Tokyo, NBA boss said: "Daryl Morey is supported in terms of his ability to exercise his freedom of expression"
    - China is extremely upset and has announced a full-on NBA ban with a statement saying "Any speech challenging a country's national sovereignty and social stability is not within the scope of freedom of speech", even as such speech was made by a US citizen in the US on a US platform banned in China

    https://www.businessinsider.com/chin...-morey-2019-10
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    by Wed October 9th, 2019, 16:04

    The official NBA response is embarrassing.

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    by Wed October 9th, 2019, 17:32

    China opposes freedom and democracy. NBA should not succumb to the demands of a dictatorship.
    Last edited by Jonathan; Wed October 9th, 2019 at 17:40.

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    by Wed October 9th, 2019, 23:06

    Quote Originally Posted by bm08 View Post
    The official NBA response is embarrassing.
    It was, indeed. Especially with the English and Chinese versions being quite different.

    The question is, though, what did China expect? Did they expect the NBA to expel the Rockets? Execute its manager?

    That apology was all they were ever going to get.
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    by Wed October 9th, 2019, 23:07

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    China opposes freedom and democracy. NBA should not succumb to the demands of a dictatorship.
    And now this dictatorship is opposing free speech made by an American in America on an American platform that's already banned in China.

    The Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr was right to say: "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
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    by Thu October 10th, 2019, 14:51

    Apple: https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoff.../#69fae18322b6
    Tiffany: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-protests.html

    The People's Republic of China appears to be launching a total war on freedom in America this past week.

    Earlier, they banned the NBA completely and removed South Park from the internet altogether (you cannot even search for those words on the Chinese internet).

    Then, they had Blizzard expelled, banned, and confiscated prize money from a winning gamer who voiced his support for Hong Kong.

    Now, they censored Tiffany for having an ad that shows a model covering her right eye, even though it had nothing to do with the Hong Kong protests and was in fact created before them, simply because now China has banned the world from covering the right eye after Hong Kong police took the right eye from a medic and an Indonesian report permanently.

    Google also self-censored by banning a game on its app store about the Hong Kong protests.

    Today we learn that Apple has once again bowed to Chinese pressure. After removing the Taiwanese flag from the iOS in Hong Kong, now they have banned an app of live map in Hong Kong because the People's Daily was upset with it.

    What do Americans feel about this? Should China get away with its ban on freedom in the US?
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