Nissan joins CCTV, Tencent in backlash to NBA pro-Hong Kong tweet  Fin24View full coverage on Google News
The National Basketball Association lost almost all of its major Chinese sponsors as the Chinese government flexes its economic muscle after a tweet backing Hong Kong's protesters triggered a backlash. The National Basketball Association lost almost all of its major Chinese sponsors as the Chinese government flexes its economic muscle after a tweet backing Hong Kong's protesters triggered a backlash.

Nissan joins CCTV, Tencent in backlash to NBA pro-Hong Kong tweet | Fin24

China's outrage shows the tricky balance for companies operating there and perceptions back home.China's outrage shows the tricky balance for companies operating there and perceptions back home.

China NBA: How one tweet derailed the NBA's China game plan - BBC News

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 10 — Hong Kong entertainer Edison Chen became collateral damage following a tweet by basketball team Houston Rockets’ general manager Daryl Morey. A known Rockets fan, Chen had previously uploaded pictures of him on his social media account donning the red Rockets jersey —...KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 10 — Hong Kong entertainer Edison Chen became collateral damage following a tweet by basketball team Houston Rockets’ general manager Daryl Morey. A known Rockets fan, Chen had previously uploaded pictures of him on his social media account donning the red Rockets jersey —...

Fans call on Hong Kong entertainer Edison Chen to remove pictures of him donning the Houston Rockets jersey | Showbiz | Malay Mail

Tensions are still ongoing in the aftermath of the Daryl Morey tweet scandal. Earlier this week, Rockets' GM Daryl Morey sent out

Video: Fans Escorted Out Of Sixers Game After Holding ‘Free Hong Kong’ Sign – Fadeaway World

As the NBA fawns over Communist China, can Taiwanese really continue to embrace a league so beholden to their country’s greatest foe?.As the NBA fawns over Communist China, should Taiwanese continue to embrace a league so beholden to their country’s greatest enemy?As the NBA fawns over Communist China, can Taiwanese really continue to embrace a league so beholden to their country’s greatest foe?.As the NBA fawns over Communist China, should Taiwanese continue to embrace a league so beholden to their country’s greatest enemy?

Should Taiwanese basketball fans boycott the ... | Taiwan News

If the NBA really wanted to make a statement it should have never issued a statement, much less two. No need to complicate things when two team owners had already genuflected to the irate citizens of China. The simple path for the NBA was to do what the creators of the show "South Park" didIf the NBA really wanted to make a statement it should have never issued a statement, much less two. No need to complicate things when two team owners had already genuflected to the irate citizens of China. The simple path for the NBA was to do what the creators of the show "South Park" did

Column: NBA walks on the right side of a fine line in China

US National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver’s comments on free speech and refusal to apologize to China for Houston Rockets General Manager (GM) Daryl Morey’s since-deleted tweet supporting protests in Hong Kong has triggered a series of severed ties and disdain for the NBA in mainland China. US National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver’s comments on free speech and refusal to apologize to China for Houston Rockets General Manager (GM) Daryl Morey’s since-deleted tweet supporting protests in Hong Kong has triggered a series of severed ties and disdain for the NBA in mainland China.

NBA’s ‘Free Speech’ Argument Exemplifies Western Ignorance of Hong Kong Issues - Sputnik International

Online nationalists, encouraged by government-owned media, make it a sport to target and troll foreign brands into submission, extracting a 21st-century form of a kowtow — an apology statement on Chinese social media platform Weibo.Online nationalists, encouraged by government-owned media, make it a sport to target and troll foreign brands into submission, extracting a 21st-century form of a kowtow — an apology statement on Chinese social media platform Weibo.

China's newest weapon against Hong Kong? An angry mob of web users targeting Western firms - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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South Park on Twitter: "Watch the full episode - https://t.co/oktKSJdI9i @THR article - https://t.co/nXrtmnwCJB… "

“Listen....@dmorey does NOT speak for the @HoustonRockets. Our presence in Tokyo is all about the promotion of the @NBA internationally and we are NOT a political organization. @espn https://t.co/yNyQFtwTTi”

Tilman Fertitta on Twitter: "Listen....@dmorey does NOT speak for the @HoustonRockets. Our presence in Tokyo is all about the promotion of the @NBA internationally and we are NOT a political organization. @espn… https://t.co/MJueROZEih"

“1/ I did not intend my tweet to cause any offense to Rockets fans and friends of mine in China. I was merely voicing one thought, based on one interpretation, of one complicated event. I have had a lot of opportunity since that tweet to hear and consider other perspectives.”

Daryl Morey on Twitter: "1/ I did not intend my tweet to cause any offense to Rockets fans and friends of mine in China. I was merely voicing one thought, based on one interpretation, of one complicated event. I have had a lot of opportunity since that tweet to hear and consider other perspectives."

“2/ I have always appreciated the significant support our Chinese fans and sponsors have provided and I would hope that those who are upset will know that offending or misunderstanding them was not my intention. My tweets are my own and in no way represent the Rockets or the NBA.”

Daryl Morey on Twitter: "2/ I have always appreciated the significant support our Chinese fans and sponsors have provided and I would hope that those who are upset will know that offending or misunderstanding them was not my intention. My tweets are my own and in no way represent the Rockets or the NBA."

The Sixers were playing the Guangzhou Loong Lions in Philly

Philadelphia 76ers fans ejected from preseason game over “Free Hong Kong” sign – Shanghaiist

The Sixers were playing the Guangzhou Loong Lions in Philly

Philadelphia 76ers fans ejected from preseason game over “Free Hong Kong” sign – Shanghaiist

“Why did you apologize? Only for the money?”

Chinese fans start turning on James Harden after he expresses support for Adam Silver – Shanghaiist

“Why did you apologize? Only for the money?”

Chinese fans start turning on James Harden after he expresses support for Adam Silver – Shanghaiist

By attacking the NBA for Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey's single tweet, China exposed the more unsavory aspects of its authoritarian ways to a wider segment of the American mainstream. Now gamers are mad, too, after Blizzard punished a Hearthstone player for a message in support of Hong Kong's protests. Now that everyday Americans are acquainted with China’s antics, in the immediate future we're expecting the best and brightest from the sports and gaming worlds to deliver snark, satire, and scorn.By attacking the NBA for Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey's single tweet, China exposed the more unsavory aspects of its authoritarian ways to a wider segment of the American mainstream. Now gamers are mad, too, after Blizzard punished a Hearthstone player for a message in support of Hong Kong's protests. Now that everyday Americans are acquainted with China’s antics, in the immediate future we're expecting the best and brightest from the sports and gaming worlds to deliver snark, satire, and scorn.

China has played itself | NBA, Blizzard, and authoritarianism | SupChina

China has played itself | NBA, Blizzard, and authoritarianism | SupChina