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    NBA, Activision, Disney - Corporate America and the HK crisis

    'Stand With Hong Kong'? Not When N.B.A.'s Chinese Fortune Is on the Line
    The stakes are particularly high for the N.B.A. in China. Tencent Holdings, a Chinese tech conglomerate, reported that 490 million people watched N.B.A. programming on its platforms last year, including 21 million fans who watched Game 6 of the 2019 N.B.A. finals. By comparison, Nielsen measured 18.3 million viewers for the game on the American network ABC.
    The league recently announced a five-year extension of its partnership with Tencent to stream its games in China for a reported $1.5 billion.
    The league has 41.8 million followers on Weibo, a popular Chinese social network, compared with 38.6 million followers on Facebook and 28.4 million on Twitter.

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    https://mobile.twitter.com/SouthPark...73539799736320

    The NBA also has a training camp in Xinjiang, probably got a good deal on a used prison.

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    Well, at least Congress is speaking up about it...yeah, I know, not much but it's something:

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/con...-amid-n1063161

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    Well said, Sen. Hawley.


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    Bloomberg: China’s NBA Anger Mounts With Canceled Events and Fan Boycotts

    Celebrities and fans joined the backlash by announcing they would skip the exhibition games this week in China where top stars like LeBron James were scheduled to play, while an NBA charity event at a Shanghai primary school was canceled on Tuesday.
    And via LIHKG:

    Give Away Hong Kong T-Shirts, NBA Opening Night

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    Good idea- can order HK T-shirts from Amazon, right here:



    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=hong+kong...nb_sb_ss_i_4_9

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    Not NBA but related.

    Another day, another glorious kowtow. Seems Blizzard are quick learners and love the PRC very, very much.


    Goaded by the casters, the Hong Kong gamer says "Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times" in a live broadcast (Taiwan).

    Hong Kong Hearthstone player @blitzchungHS calls for liberation of his country in post-game interview
    https://twitter.com/InvenGlobal/stat...710912/video/1

    [BREAKING] Blizzard has decided to remove @blitzchungHS from Hearthstone Grandmasters following his on-stream comments, and has banned the player from competing for 1 year.

    Just to ensure that Blizzard has hit the floor with sufficient gusto and obsequiousness...

    They ceased working with the casters too, who literally hid behind the desk.
    Clarification: the casters requested/encouraged Blitzchung to say what he said in Mandarin (in case you didn’t understand the clip). They said “Say the eight words, then we’ll end the interview immediately.” Then, they hid under the desk.
    https://twitter.com/JocePlays/status...46357858623490


    More:

    https://twitter.com/nktpnd/status/1181459970665127936

    https://www.polygon.com/2019/10/7/20...ong-liberation
    Last edited by Mefisto; 08-10-2019 at 05:19 PM.

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    If NFL can end Colin Kaepernick's career after kneeling during national anthem, I suppose China can react however they want. It's their rights. I am with Joseph on this one.

    Last edited by Grumbler; 08-10-2019 at 05:52 PM.
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    Meanwhile, Vans faces boycott in HK because.....

    https://edition.cnn.com/style/amp/va...cli/index.html


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    The news will be forgotten in a week after everyone score their brownie points for having made whatever statement is needed to satisfy their base. You never hear about Marco Rubio & company complain about anything that Trump does...and that has a direct impact to American society.


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