China suspends ties with Rockets after GM shows support for Hong Kong protests

(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF CHINA’S ‘SHINE’ NEWS NETWORK)

 

Chinese businesses suspend ties with Rockets after GM shows support for Hong Kong protests

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The general manager of the NBA Houston Rockets team, Daryl Morey has embroiled himself into trouble due to his tweet on last Friday supporting Hong Kong’s protests. Some Chinese companies stated their actions even before officials.

Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Credit Card Center was the first to speak out, saying on Sunday that it “opposes and protests against” Morey’s “erroneous” remarks and has suspended all marketing and publicity activities related to the Rockets.

Following the bank, sports brand Li Ning denounced the post and said it had stopped all forms of cooperation with the Rockets. Meanwhile, Shanghai Jiayin Finance Technology notified the Rockets that all partnerships between the two sides have been halted.

Tencent Sports, which signed a five-year, 1.5-billion-U.S.-dollar deal with the NBA in July, announced that all live streaming and news reporting of the Rockets will be suspended. It also gave customers, who bought a subscription to watch the Rockets games online, a chance to opt for another team.

Starbuck’s China rival Luckin Coffee and smartphone maker Vivo also announced they would suspend cooperation with the NBA on Tuesday.

A small tweet can bring big trouble

Morey’s tweet, “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong,” was quickly deleted last Friday, but not before it generated huge controversy in China. China’s consulate general in Houston urged the team to “clarify and immediately correct the mistakes” in a statement last Sunday. Beijing repeatedly said that some protesters in Hong Kong were mobs and rioters, instead of the so-called “peaceful pro-democracy protesters” described by the Western media.

But, the NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released a statement Tuesday on how NBA will not “put itself in a position of regulating what players, employees and team owners say or will not say on these issues,” concerning Morey’s improper remarks.

On the same day, the China Central Television (CCTV) Sports channel of China Media Group (CMG) announced that it will suspend the NBA broadcasting because Silver supported improper remarks. Before that, the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) had already announced the termination of cooperation with Houston Rockets.

Basketball is one of the most popular sports in China. Here are some facts and figures showing how vital China and its 500-million-fan base is to the NBA:

The NBA has had a presence in China for almost three decades. It now has relationships with a number of television and digital media outlets throughout China, including a long-standing partnership with CCTV.

The Houston Rockets is widely followed especially in China. That’s because the franchise drafted Chinese player Yao Ming in 2002. The eight-time NBA All-Star was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016.

NBA China was launched in 2008. Seventeen NBA teams have played 26 games in Beijing, Guangzhou, Macao, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Taipei in the past five years. NBA China alone is now worth over 4 billion U.S. dollars, according to Forbes.

China Mobile bid to operate U.S. services denied by FCC over security concerns

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China Mobile bid to operate U.S. services denied by FCC over security concerns

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Peace-Basic Human Rights

Peace-Basic Human Rights

 

I was just reading a couple of different articles on Google that we’re talking of how horrible of a job that Mr Obama, Mr Putin (gentleman I no longer call you President because you no longer deserve that title) Ayatollah Khomeini the Supreme Ruler (Murderer) of Iran, the Rulers of Hamas and Hezbollah on how much they seem to be alike. This title speaks of basic human rights but these are core values that Islam, Mr. Putin and Washington D.C. (White House and Congress) will not tolerate, they never have and they never will. That Satanic scumbag Kerry’s plane was one that unfortunately Hamas missed “not really, I do not want anyone anywhere to die but it would have been nice if a rocket could have scared that piece of trash back to his butt buddy who Reigns in OUR OVAL OFFICE”. This American administration which does nothing but negotiate with and kiss the ass of every terrorist in the world like the Supreme Ruler of Iran and his butt buddy Mr Putin as well as just giving them all the keys to every democracy so that they can and will totally destroy every living soul in these countries, especially the Israeli people and the U.S. population. Gee, just think if Kerry and Obama could have strong armed them “Israel” into releasing the another 1000 convicted murders like they had demanded Israel do (to go with the other two thousand murders) that Obama and Kerry insisted Israel release earlier this year to in these traitors words “to advance the peace process”. There never has ever been a REAL peace deal because those who believe in Islam, just like Putin, the current Chinese warlords and that total flake in North Korea will never ever tolerate one. So, is our country’s leadership simply the most ignorant Demons on the face of the Earth, or is it really what it seems, that they are very complicit in mass treason against the American people and mass murder against the free world?

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