Is China about to bring the hammer down in Hong Kong?

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  1. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  2. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Just when you thought this NBA/China thing could not get any more disgusting, ESPN (who is reporting from China this week) opened their 7am Sportscenter today by showing a China-supplied graphic of China that included the 9-dashed-marks indicated the South China Sea is a part of China, something that is heavily disputed.

    Is this really what being "woke" has become?

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  3. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad 2,500+ Posts

    Wow seriously? Corprotocracy has really out flanked national soeverignty.
     
  4. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    This wasn't a simple mistake by ESPN. What it shows is that the Chinese have a straight line right through ESPN production/editorial to control the messaging.

    ESPN is 80% owned by Disney
     
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  5. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

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  6. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    This seems about right

     
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  7. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Ah, those were the days my friend -- 1983 meets 2019

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    The Chinese Communist Party’s official newspaper just called this app “poisonous”

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  8. Joe Fan

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    ESPN, which used to celebrate players wiping their rear ends with the US flag, has quickly become a propaganda wing of the Chi Coms

     
  9. Joe Fan

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  10. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    The Rockets played a preseason game in China today -- was supposed to be broadcast live at like 5am -- NBA TV took it off

    And, at and near the arena, they removed all Rockets logos and even painted over the team name on signage. They also denied the Rockets access to the gym for practice. They had to find a school tthat let them use their court.

     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2019
  11. Joe Fan

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  13. Joe Fan

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    Their mission failed as the arena was packed, despite the fact that there was no advertising and all the sponsors withdrew. The CCP had been pushing a narrative that this backlash is all about the people. The attendance here showed that to be false

     
  14. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad 2,500+ Posts

    Spot on.
     
  15. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad 2,500+ Posts

    This is just overkill. Really?
     
  16. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    No one questions the party line. Get in line or get shot. Been to China? I have - 30 times.
     
  17. Joe Fan

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    All for one line of one tweet that basically said "I favor democracy"
     
  18. Monahorns

    Monahorns 2,500+ Posts

    No one should be surprised. This is what Communists do.
     
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  19. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    My gosh, a Dem with some balls
     
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  20. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad 2,500+ Posts

    Is it really that brave though? I mean come on.
     
  21. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    He must not have a deal with Nike
    Word is they are the real power behind what is happening here, at least from the players' side of it
     
  22. Monahorns

    Monahorns 2,500+ Posts

    Trying to play capitalism with a Communist dictatorship always ends in fascism. Fascists don't let the corporation under their control do or say just anything.
     
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  23. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

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  24. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Kerr digs hole deeper
    Claims moral equivalence between the US and China
    What a creep

     
  25. Monahorns

    Monahorns 2,500+ Posts

    Steve Kerr is a Communist apologist. That display of false moral equivalence between US crime and government censorship, murder, concentration camps, etc. is disgusting.

    I hope his back gets worse.
     
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  26. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad 2,500+ Posts

    Yet in the United States he is free to express his opinion criticizing the government but in China he doesnt dare criticize the government. I'd love to hear his explanation of equivalence there.
     
  27. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Or if he can define irony
     
  28. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    What a fuckin douche.
     
  29. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Wonder what the WAPO got for this one?
    (Democracy dies in what?)

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  30. Joe Fan

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