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NBA's ties with China, worth billions, now under strain

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By TIM REYNOLDS

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The National ‘social justice’ Basketball League is “woke” in condemning an American state that wanted separate bathrooms for males and females. They aren’t so woke when it comes to human rights in China and basic political rights for the people of Hong Kong. I’m guessing the Chinese communist party doesn’t endorse unisex bathrooms either but hey - what is social justice when it could cost billions from the NBA’s bottom line.

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Perhaps all the NBA players should take a knee to show support for Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, and Tibet?

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Perhaps all the NBA players should take a knee to show support for Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, and Tibet?

Bad bussiness

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Bad business

Apparently, China just removed 'South Park' from the Chinese internet because it mocked Hollywood's submission to China and by doing so proved that everything they said on the TV show's episode was correct!

'South Park' has reportedly been banned in China after its most recent episode criticized censorship in the country

https://www.businessinsider.com/south-park-removed-from-china-internet-report-says-2019-10

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Joseph Tsai, the Taiwanese-Canadian educated in America billionaire co-founder of Alibaba wrote a lengthy post on his Facebook excoriating Morey and westerners in general over the offending tweet. In other words he defended the indefensible..

https://www.facebook.com/joe.tsai.3781/posts/2653378931391524

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Bad bussiness

Sure but think of the millions such courageous players could earn from Nike. Speak truth to power!

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That South Park episode was awesome. The Chinese are going overboard trying to pretend they are benefactors, and in it for all our good.

South Park shot that out of the water in true South Park fashion. They know how to dig into a subject like no other.

Winnie the Xi disapproves.

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This shouldn't be a surprise. The NBA is a big globalism-pushing corporation, and there's nothing big globalism-pushing corporations love more than advancing the interests of authoritarian Communist regimes.

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This shouldn't be a surprise. The NBA is a big globalism-pushing corporation, and there's nothing big globalism-pushing corporations love more than advancing the interests of authoritarian Communist regimes.

Really? The people in these companies are citizens of the countries they live in, is there a point of money or power whereby one suddenly decides they don't care about freedom and suddenly want to advance the interest of Communist regimes? What exactly is the flipping point?

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So China has banned pre-season NBA games. Too bad for the NBA, this is going to be a hit in the pocketbook.

But this has exposed the degree to which China and Winnie the Xi are trying to manipulate the world into following their censorship, bowing to their oppression of freedom. Too bad for the NBA to be the ones caught up in it, but if anyone can afford to ride it out, it's the NBA.

This has simply exposed the TRUE cost of doing business in China. Sure, there is a huge payoff due to their huge market, but you also have to pay into the bank of oppression.

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