China stops NBA broadcasts over Hong Kong tweet backlash

China stops NBA broadcasts over Hong Kong tweet backlash


VERY COOL. AINSLEY: SWEET. STEVE: MEANWHILE, A STORY THAT IS GETTING A LOT OF NEWS ON THE INTERNET AND EVEN HERE ON THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL. HOUSTON ROCKETS GM DARRYL MORLEY A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO TWEETED OUT SUPPORT FOR THE PROTEST IN HONG KONG. HE SAID FIGHT FOR FREEDOM, STAND WITH HONG KONG. OKAY. THAT SEEMS PRETTY INNOCUOUS GIVEN WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE WORLD. BUT NOT TO THE CHINESE. PETE: FREE COUNTRY BUT GO AHEAD. AINSLEY: CHINESE ARE GOING TO STOP AIRING THE NBA GAMES NOW, THE PRESEASON GAMES IN RESPONSE TO THAT THEY ARE FURIOUS ABOUT IT. PETE: THEY ARE. THEY ARE NOT A FREE COUNTRY AND THEY CONTROL EVERY ASPECT OF THAT THEY CONTROL MEDIA. THEY CONTROL THE ECONOMY. NO CRITICISM ALLOWED AGAINST THE COMMUNIST CHINESE. THE QUESTION WAS HOW WOULD THE NBA REACT? I MEAN, WE SAW THEM — THE OWNER HIMSELF OR THE G.M. OF THE ROCKETS PULLED DOWN THE TWEET. PUT AN APOLOGY ABOUT IT. TRIED TO LESSEN THE BLOW BACK. ADAM SILVER, NBA COMMISSIONER CAME OUT OVERNIGHT IN RECENT RESPONSE HAD THIS TO SAY ABOUT THE G.M. OF THE ROCKETS AND FREE SPEECH. LISTEN.>>THE LONG-HELD VALUES OF THE NBA ARE TO SUPPORT FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND CERTAINLY FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION BY THE MEMBERS OF THE NBA COMMUNITY IN THIS CASE DARRYL MORE AS HOUSTON ROCKETS ENJOYS THAT RIGHT. WE ARE NOT WILLING TO COMPROMISE THOSE VALUES AND AGAIN, I’M SYMPATHETIC TO OUR INTERESTS HERE AND TO OUR PARTNERS WHO ARE UPSET. AINSLEY: I’M SURE THEY ARE LOSING A LOT OF MONEY. I WAS PROUD OF HIM FOR SUPPORTING THE G.M. OF THE ROCKETS. STEVE: GOT TO WORRY ABOUT HOW CHINA FEELS ABOUT THAT THOUGH. OKAY. IT’S ALL ABOUT FREEDOM OF SPEECH. WE SUPPORT THE G.M.’S FREE SPEECH. NOW WHAT.>>WE LIVE IN A FREE COUNTRY, THE NBA HAS BEEN DOING ALL THIS SOCIAL AWARENESS AND JUSTICE STUFF PLAYERS LIKE THE NFL CHIME IN ON ISSUES. YOU CHIME IN ON POLITICAL FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN HONG KONG SUDDENLY NOW. THE OFFICIAL POLICY MIGHT BE WHAT HE SAID. UNDERNEATH THE SURFACE HE WAS PRESSURED QUICKLY TO NOT DO THAT ARE WE REALLY GOING TO LET OUR LEAGUE, OUR COUNTRY BE INVOLVED BY CHINA? WE HAVE SEEN OTHER COMPANIES, MARRIOTT, DELTA, GAP, OTHER COMPANIES HAVE GIVEN IN TO CHINA TIME AND TIME AGAIN. STEVE: AND SO HE IS SAYING WE SUPPORT HIM BUT AT THE SAME TIME, WHAT IF THE G.M. PUTS THAT TWEET BACK UP?

55 thoughts on “China stops NBA broadcasts over Hong Kong tweet backlash

  1. Support the Chinese action against NBA, let's take this as a starting point against US in all aspects of interference. China should remove all the US business establishments in China. Mc Donald's ,KFC, Starbucks and walmart just named a few. Why should allow US earning China money and at the sametimes stage sabotages with money earned from China ? Hope China Government be firm and not giving in to US.
    Beware of USA as she is your No 1 enemy ! Your citizen must know it for generations to come.

  2. Market bullying is an innovative tactic commonly adopted by post modern Nazists (or Chinazi) in these years.

    This has been widely applied against Hongkongers for the past decade, and the same is now used against any institutions that the regime dislikes.

  3. I support United snakes will be split into as many piece as possible……..haha. Please respect what I say. Freedom speech.

  4. Company A do business with Company B, and A make billions of dollars each year  from B.

    One day Employee X from B claims that he has been treated unfairly, and destroys B's office and hurts the security guards of B. 

    At this time, A tweet: Fight for freedom, stand with X.
    B respond: Your speech has hurt our feelings and cooperation. Please explain and apologize.
    And A: This is my freedom of speech. I don't think I have done anything wrong. But you cannot prevent me from making money from you, otherwise you are too narrow-minded and disrespect the freedom of speech.

  5. I would like to say some free speech that, USA shall not be divided into west and east, it should be into North and South!!

  6. so what are you gonna succumb to the demand of the chinese —- because the next time the chinese will be asking you to clean their dirty asses!

  7. Maybe lots of you guys didn’t know, the protest in HK is losing control. Full of the non-sense, fake news and bullying toward Hong Kong police and mainland China. Even myself almost got misguided too…
    These aren't protesters anymore, they are just insane ppl who just are losing their minds.
    The protest is getting very anti-social and violence, it’s not for human right or fight for HK ppl at all , it’s worst enough that more innocences are getting hurt. And HK police they are regular ppl too, they barely use any weapons. I saw so many news and i have lots of friends and families in HK who are telling the truth, some medias/some brainwashed ppl just to want you know that police are hurting ppl which is not the truth!!
    These "terrorism behaving ppl"are hiding the fact they are the one who are hurting everyone, what happens now is a regular citizen walk on the street says:"i support Hong Kong police./ I support china(One china).We are all Chinese."Then these insane protesters will go beat him up right away. You can see some of them(innocence ppl)bleeding…Theres no laws no rules no respect for any ordinary one. Is that what they called fair and freedom?
    HK police has done great enough, never forget abt this! They are here to protect HK. 
    Some young ppl have been misleading and misguided from some worst judgmental politicians (they are just against communist party anyway)and some western social medias who are just putting any bad thoughts they want to blame on mainland China with any bad thing they could ever say! And of course with their double standards!
    It’s very sad to see what's going on in Hong Kong and some younger generations in HK behaving like this. 
    Heart broken…it’s 100% not a regular protest anymore. Shops are damaged, road are closed, metro shut down by their brutal, inhumane and irresponsible behavior.They are destroying HK… 
    Wake up! The world!
    I stand with the HK police! Stand with the truth! Also no matter what, Hong kong is part of China! No one could change this.

  8. Freedom of speech must base on facts. The fact of Hong Kong is a riot that has seriously affected the lives of the people. What is reported in the US news media is a clipped shot, not a fact.

  9. ao Ming is angry!! He is a US citizen, if he does not believe in our constitution, he should give up his IS passport and go back to China.

  10. Look at the Chinese technocratic drones doing the bidding of Xijing Pooh. They think that flooding social media will somehow magically change the reality of the dystopian technocratic nightmare that is China. They mistake fear from their people as enthusiasm. If China was so morally superior then they wouldn't need to implemment a police state. Humans are not robots. You can't create a Utopia through your twisted social engineering. You're afraid that Americans will rise up against China. You're only taunting now because you think we and the rest of the free world won't rise up or you're doing everything to confuse (bully) us with trolls and social media operatives.

  11. Does freedom of speech means you are free to:
    – say racists comments & incite violence?
    – or say hatred speech about other religions?

  12. not controled by the government! Chinese people pushed the government to do this! I really think American people dont understand how does it hurt our feelings and make us angry. To Chinese, it is same as racist to American.

  13. Just as you have the right to voice your support. People of China has also the right to NOT support NBA. It is the freedom you guy promoting for. So why make you think American has freedom of expression and the Chinese can't enjoy the same freedom to choose?
    Adult deal with their own actions, you seem pretty childish to me

  14. The American government needs to get involved, when a foreign country violates an American citizen or companies basic human rights, of free speech. America could increase tariffs, black list important Chinese companies and delist some Chinese governments from the stock market. Come on, President Trump! We need you right now to make china feel some serious pain, when they do things like this.

  15. Donald Sterling chitchatted racism garbage with his gf and received careering-terminating punishment from NBA management. Where the hell was freedom of speech at that time?

  16. I am so curious why this is related to defending freedom of speech of Americans. Definitely Americans have rights to speak anything they like. Similarly Chinese or other contries' people also have the rights to refuse the comments they don't like. Has China forced American to stop talking? If no why it is called defending freedom of speech.

  17. You have your "freedom" and we have our bottom line. When they are against, our friendship is gone. BTW the thing happened in HK is an inner thing in china. Everyone can have his own opinion, but check it carefully before you speak it out, especially when your information source is so limited.

  18. The gate to China for NBA has closed. Pathetic GM, you have no idea that how Chinese united as one. Not sensitive, but you corssed the line. Now Luckin coffee, VIVO, CCTV, Tencent, Yili Milk and other partners cut ties with NBA. You will see how much money you gonna lose.

  19. One of the anchors, probably never being to China and definitely not speaking Chinese, tried to sound smart by saying that the Chinese government controls everything. Boycotting NBA this time actually started from grassroots, Chinese social media and many Chinese companies. CCTV, if you want to classify it as part of the government, is in fact one of last entities to react by stopping broadcasting NBA games. It shows how some people in the US are so ignorant and arrogant. It is a pity that many honest and good American people learn about China from them.

  20. It is absolutely wrong for a NBA team manager to express political opinion in public . This is goddam unprofessional .

  21. 你可以说你想说的每一句话,但是作为一个成年人请你对你所说的话负责。你当然有言论自由中国人不反对你们言论自由但是请你为你的口无遮拦负责请承担你的所造成的后果

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