China stops NBA broadcasts over Hong Kong tweet backlash

China stops NBA broadcasts over Hong Kong tweet backlash


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  1. every country has their own lines that should not be crossed. To the US, could be races, abortion, gun control, to china, things like Hong Kong or Taiwan shouldn't be brought up as long as you still want to do business in china. and for sure you can have freedom of speech, but you better stop whining and suck up the mess. it's about understanding and respect.

  2. To be very honest, I don't even know how is HK ever being oppressed by China? in what way? so the entire ban on NBA, I think, is referring to Moray being ignorant about the fight and attack china unreasonably.

  3. These coward delegates. Profits from China now get them so blind and coward and corrupt, China can easily spread their deadly Socialism widely in US thanks to these cowards.

  4. Breaking News!!! China gov has released a statement. They will call it even if that guy tweets he supports (or not supports) Trump impeachment.

  5. Remember when NBA bans LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life over racist comments?

    Where is the freedom of speech there?
    I thought you are "not in a position to regulate what your associate says?"

    If supporting racism is out of the scope of what is free to be said in the US, supporting separatists is definitely out in China.
    Do you support throwing petrol bombs on people, set fire to train stations, sieging and blocking airport?
    Those who do not investigate has no right to speak on matters that they do not understand.
    Think about all the hard work promoting basketball and the people losing jobs over these stupid tweets.

  6. Most CNNuts don't seem to accept that accepting FULL liberty mean accepting the ensuing reactions gracefully. Why be a whimping teddy? What it works ONE side, and NOT the other? Is that how free speech works?

  7. Why are those medias so dramatic? American stated their right of "freedom of speech". Chinese claimed the right who they want to do business with! A fair play, isn't it?

  8. I don't follow the NBA at all so this is the first time I'm seeing the league's commissioner and have to say he is one STRANGE looking dude! I guess they didn't bring all the aliens home in "Cocoon: The Return" after all. The photo the NY Post used was super unflattering.

  9. Kaepernick kneel and have a peaceful protests. He has the right to free speech yet does not have a NFL job. This GM support violent riot in Hong Kong which stopped airport and transit system, beat up on police or old people that disagreed with them. But still have a job and say it is freedom of speech. It is only freedom of speech when you agree with their position. There really no freedom of speech in USA.

  10. Sure you do have your freedom of speech, but it may not be sensible to tweet on sensitive political issues as a general manager of a business organization. I always thought Moray was smart before this. You may have rocked as a human being by your tweet, but you sucked as a manager, and you have to live with the consequences. It's not just China. Tweet about Palestine and Israel, tweet about Pakistan and India … and see what happens.

  11. You are such a biased loser! I hope riots set fire on your family, beat up you and your family members, and separate your family members from you without any reasons. And people say "I support the people who did the bad things to you and your family because that's my freedom of speech." Please do not use hypocritical double standard! That's not freedom of speech! That is either dirty regime change lies, or lack of basic respect and common sense.

  12. As a deputy of my company,I ve met a client two days ago.

    “You should divorce man,your wife really sucks!”I said to him when we met.

    The client became angry and turned away ,

    and he said he don't want to do business with me at all.

    WHAT?!

    After I told my boss the whole story,

    my boss gave me full support to my attitude,

    then he have a press conference, claimed the value of our company

    are to support freedom of expression, certainly what I did say enjoys

    the right.

    This morning, the client just stopped all the cooperation with our company.

    WHAT?!

    What a weird client !

    The freedom of expression dead? !

  13. “The Americans are great missionaries. They have an irrepressible urge to convert others.”, 1992, The Wit & Wisdom of Lee Kuan Yew

  14. We should put patriotism over profits. It’s this country that has made the NBA NFL on and on and on profitable and sustainable. I feel if the professional sports keeps going like this the Americans that have made Them what they are are going to say to hell with it if you’re not going to support the values that the majority of this country has will just stop supporting you and find other past times that do support American values.

  15. You guys have no idea, freedom and democracy is definitely right, but HongKong protestors are just using and abducting "freedom and democracy" for doing bad things

  16. That is simple question for NBA,Do you pro china or pro hongkon rioter, no bodys in china care about american freedom of speech, to me what Adam Silver said that be is supporting daryl morey freedom of speech and that hongkon donest have. 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣

  17. The US needs to stop trade with those commie fucks. Eventually the supply chains will migrate to other Asian countries and the Chinese economy can dry up and blow away in the wind.

  18. American companies should not be cowering in fear over China. Blizzard, a company in the United States just did the same thing. Censorship of a Hong Kong related message on behalf of the Chinese government. Why do companies based in the United States work for China? No really, if they object to what this country stands for the least thing they can do is more their operations outside of the country. Activision-Blizzard is worse than the NBA on this….there must be fines or investigations. I mean, we were upset at the prospect of another country meddling in our internal affairs and here we have an American company doing the same thing.

  19. Why is China interfering the internal affairs of other countries? The Twit was made in the US so this is American own business not theirs. They always complain about foreign forces interfering with their own internal affairs but shamelessly tries to censor and silent foreign countries exercising their own rights in their own country. Now the whole world see why HK people are protesting against this evil Chinese Communist regime.

  20. It’s plain simple. Morey has stupidly touched on China’s sensitive spot: National security. The FBI is organizing and financing the terror attack on Hong Kong government which is part of China. It’s a fact and is still going on. On the contrary the US has no proof that Hawei is a threat to national security, which is just a lie to get people’s support.

  21. Freedom of speech protects you from retaliation from the government, it doesn't protect you from retaliation from everyone else. Culturally though the west is generally more open to debate and respecting other people's opinions etc.

  22. Is it ok to tweet a sexist tweet? No, Is it ok to tweet a racist tweet? No Is it ok to tweet messages supporting ISIS No, but it's ok to tweet a message supporting HK Rioters beating people up who have different opinions to them, throwing petrol bombs, attacking the Police, and destroying their own city, causing distruption to everyone trying to go work/school. Think about that!

  23. Is it ok to tweet a sexist tweet? No, Is it ok to tweet a racist tweet? No Is it ok to tweet messages supporting ISIS No, but it's ok to tweet a message supporting HK Rioters beating people up who have different opinions to them, throwing petrol bombs, attacking the Police, and destroying their own city, causing distruption to everyone trying to go work/school. Think about that!

  24. Free speech in the US? I'd actually believe you if the NBA didn't remove the post.
    Free speech is just an illusion, we are not truly free to say anything. No difference between China and US, the other one is just a hypocrite.

  25. Why dosent china make there own NBA? Right cause they just steal everyrhing since they couldnt come up with there own idea if it slapped them in the face

  26. You said China control their media? How about US,? Don't you guys control apple, Facebook, Google, youtube? 😁
    Whose government don't control their media? Your USA medias allow HongKong people unlimited rant about China, and shut down other pro-Chinese media channels ! 😁 ..Double standards…Shame on you guys! 👎👎👎
    Hahaha freedoms of expression???, Meaning to say whatever you racist mind say? . Hongkong freedoms? Freedoms of: vandalism, beating people to dead? Bulling? Arsons? Protestors, riots wear masks? Mine as well give thwse hongkong kids the freedom of owning a gun to shoot other who they hate? Just like USA your citizents have freedoms to own guns correct? ,🤣🤣🤣

  27. Adam Silver is an idiot who must go take a crash course on the Cultures of the World.
    Not all countries in the world, especially in Middle and East Asia are the same as America & the West.

  28. When others' freedom of speech violates their limits, they defend the limits; when their freedom of speech violates the limits of others, they defend freedom of speech.

  29. More critical thinking required. What Morey posted was NOT the NBA's opinion, it was his very own, as an individual. NBA's position was only to support freedom of speech. There is a big difference. China is clearly overreacting against the NBA as a whole.

  30. More critical thinking required. What Morey posted was NOT the NBA's opinion, it was his very own, as an individual. NBA's position was only to support freedom of speech. There is a big difference. China is clearly overreacting against the NBA as a whole.

  31. More critical thinking required. What Morey posted was NOT the NBA's opinion, it was his very own, as an individual. NBA's position was only to support freedom of speech. There is a big difference. China is clearly overreacting against the NBA as a whole.

  32. More critical thinking required. What Morey posted was NOT the NBA's opinion, it was his very own, as an individual. NBA's position was only to support freedom of speech. There is a big difference. China is clearly overreacting against the NBA as a whole.

  33. Morey should criticize his own president and country before he talks about China. We don’t have human rights here! The rich and powerful controls everything. There’s no freedom here.. msm controls the narrative and we’re told what to listen to. Stupid Hong Kong kids who don’t understand crap and brainwashed by western culture and fallacies are committing crimes and need to be arrested. Morey has zero idea what’s going on in China. Idiot.

  34. Americans have their own freedom of speech, but Chinese also have their own political bottom line and their own values. Since you have made a statement, you should be responsible for your statement. You're not a three-year-old. Besides, do you really know anything about Hong Kong? Or do you just believe what your media reports tell you? I suggest you go to Hong Kong to learn about it. Rather than just reading the media.

  35. Of course you have your freedom of speech, but Chinese also have their own bottom line of values. Now that you have said this, you are responsible for your actions. This is the adult world rule. Don't expect to criticize China again. And make money from China. The Chinese will not accept it. What's more, you really know about this incident in Hong Kong. You should not only learn about it from the American media, but also go to Hong Kong to observe it. So that you can really understand what's going on in Hong Kong? I can tell you responsibly. Then you don't have a peaceful march. It's bloody. What you call protesters are thugs. Maybe you should go to Hong Kong to have a good experience. Let's make these remarks again.

  36. I see a lot of people who know nothing about China but think they know everything about China, criticise everything about China. Anything about China is EVIL, no matter what. Well, one piece of advice for you: visit China and see for yourself. You will realise how wrong the mainstream media is. You will realise that Chinese citizens have pretty enough freedom and they enjoy it. ALL western media are anti-China, and they only report the bad things about China. The only thing they support about China is separatism. Always bragging about “freedom” and “democracy” when you don’t even have it yourself.

    As of Hong Kong issue, you all support HongKong only because they labeled themselves “fighting for freedom”, while they are not. The rioters are destroying their own city under the disguise of freedom and democracy, and they blame China for it even the Beijing government has done exactly NOTHING to interfere. It’s very simple. You people support anything that’s labeled as “freedom” and “democracy”, but never think about if it’s really true.

  37. When did Nosferatu become president of the nba? Everybody knows not to trust vampires.i guess even the undead have to obey their (chinese) masters

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