China halts broadcast of NBA games over pro-Hong Kong protest tweet

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China halts broadcast of NBA games over pro-Hong Kong protest tweet


Rob Linnell · October 10, 2019 at 1:46 am

If you're not apologising, then stop apologising. Tell the Chinese to take a flying leap.

Albador Ali · October 10, 2019 at 1:55 am

"Yummy Yummy we like chinese cummy"-NBA

Carolyn Hernandez · October 10, 2019 at 1:56 am

NBA products are made in China. Nike stood by Kaepernick, stands with China and disses OUR President??? They are whores.

God Emperor Trump · October 10, 2019 at 1:58 am

The real question is… were the Chinese fans really offended? Or was it the Chinese government?

nikorn chinakul · October 10, 2019 at 2:09 am

From Hong Kong! Another Hymietown Fake News by the American Jewnurlist. Nice try. Just to get people talking about China and not Israel. God Bless America.

THK Teo · October 10, 2019 at 2:15 am

Well not apologize is fine ! NBA possibly lost 6 billions revenues from CHINA market

Tony Tony · October 10, 2019 at 2:43 am

Now that you get to know how Taiwan and HK are facing China each day

D · October 10, 2019 at 2:53 am

Clearly China cannot take criticism, nobody watches their silly chinese basketball games

rogers owen · October 10, 2019 at 3:51 am

I stand with heroic 911 anti-imperialism Arabian fighters, they were the real freedom fighters, don't blame me, it's freedom of speech, if you blame me, you are against freedom of speech.

XiYangXiXia52 · October 10, 2019 at 4:14 am

Believe me, NBA is finished, I mean only in china. "Do not do unto other what you don't want others to do unto you". Nobody is right or wrong here, it is the differences in culture. Just keep on your freedom of speech!

Watson Wat · October 10, 2019 at 4:34 am

Likewise US companies at times backtrack on Africa American issues. Perhaps business need to be sensitive to cultures and background of a market which is separate from freedom of speech as an issue

cc l · October 10, 2019 at 4:52 am

if a cba leadship which is chinese support riot who burn down newyork railway station will you be happy with it

Spit Fire · October 10, 2019 at 4:59 am

Are people actually defending China in the comments?
Lmao fk off with your 1984 idiocy

Kelvynn Lee · October 10, 2019 at 5:27 am

So no free speech or freedom of speech for Steve Kerr. Hypocrites!

H Lieu · October 10, 2019 at 5:31 am

Chinese don't have the right to vote in ChiNazi !

NOMOREFISH · October 10, 2019 at 5:31 am

We never support the right from “right or wrong”, we only support the right from “I have the right”.
Everything is about freedom in the states, people always have the rights to do what’s not right, that’s why so many maniacs think that they have the freedom to massacre innocent people.

ram bo · October 10, 2019 at 5:37 am

Shouldn't you be more concerned with impeaching Trump than anything China is doing … Besides so what if they don't broadcast none of your are loosing anything

vicky Ni · October 10, 2019 at 5:59 am

No clue of the meaning of hosting this talks?

Thepchai Poo · October 10, 2019 at 6:46 am

I really don’t see any problems here. NBA has free speech and China has the right not to do business with them.
China don’t want to do business with the NBA. That’s a choice and their right to do so and the NBA can just go somewhere else and do business with 😂
NBA and US are just cry babies because they want to make Chinese money and at the same time want to bash China too. Hypocrites 😂

Thepchai Poo · October 10, 2019 at 6:49 am

So here's the logic — I have no respect for your people but I want your money and you can't say no. I guess that American logic sounds very familiar to many around the world.

Thepchai Poo · October 10, 2019 at 6:50 am

"The Chinese have been stealing from us for 30 years" Stealing what exactly?
Jobs? American corporations offered those in order cut labor costs and fatten
their bottom line. Technology and IP? Again, American corporations offered those
up on a silver platter for access to the Chinese market, WHICH THEY GOT! GM now
sells more Cars in China than the USA! This is one of the most idiotic empty
platitudes that has been repeated in the last few years (popularized by that
moron Trump) and really shows how idiotic and uninformed and purely driven
by hate/emotion that a lot of Americans are.

Thepchai Poo · October 10, 2019 at 6:52 am

The NBA has the "Freedom of Speech". Don't you realize that China also has "The Right not to support NBA"?

Cube 2root · October 10, 2019 at 7:02 am

China is using their customer size as a weapons.

Zhichao Li · October 10, 2019 at 7:19 am

No opposite opinion commentator?

lynxExp37 · October 10, 2019 at 7:42 am

Americans are ignorant.

Michel Ng · October 10, 2019 at 7:53 am

Americans should remember to mind its own business and not meddle in affairs that do not concern them.

H.H. Teo · October 10, 2019 at 7:58 am

Fox News' guests in the show are all of one cut. They believe that you can expect continuing business as usual whilst disrespecting your customers. Yet, I think it is nothing gone wrong becos Daryl is absolutely entitled to his right to free speech, and NBA's customers in China is entitled to make their free choice whether they wish to continue their business relationship. Free market mechanism is working well. Good luck to all.

Desmond Cheah · October 10, 2019 at 7:59 am

China is not US. Keep democracy n freedom of speech at home. China don't need foolish democracy values thats collapsing. China is comfortable with its own values. That's why the country is a threat to US.

nothing wong · October 10, 2019 at 8:02 am

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

ChaosTheraphy · October 10, 2019 at 8:06 am


Hugo Vega · October 10, 2019 at 8:35 am

We should make 2 versions of everything America and china edits of whatever we sell them

Africa Plus · October 10, 2019 at 8:37 am

China is a totalitarian country. End of the Game.

Africa Plus · October 10, 2019 at 8:55 am

China must be isolated in all front. Diplomatic. Trade. Economically.

U.S. has the ability to take China on the knees. China relies desperately on Diplomatic ties in region like Africa, South America, New Zealand, south East Asian countries, in order to build its hegemonic aspirations. A little bit in EU and European countries, Australia, and Middle East region.

The strategy here is simple: U.S. has the ability to confront China in those region and to push or kick china out of those region.

We can no longer let China feels like it's the ability to be an economic power. All westerners industries based in China have to pull out or drastically reduce their investments there. U.S. must pour massive investments in Africa to crack down China moves.

Enough of China and its aggressive totalitarian behavior

mark spannar · October 10, 2019 at 9:15 am

Good … now America needs to boycott the NBA

benson dy · October 10, 2019 at 9:15 am

if you want to do business in other countries you should respect their culture and their laws. you should not be arrogant. chinese will not die if they can not watch NBA. so now who needs who?

shsuan · October 10, 2019 at 9:16 am

Then I hope American ppl ok with this, becoz I support terrorist attack against US just like 911 and I also support their children to fight back against their parents. Hope no one is mad becoz its my freedom speech

libra liu · October 10, 2019 at 9:36 am

To people who got to know HK and NBA news from western mainstream media only, I suggest you try to listen to different voice by viewing videos from difference media. Search by "Nathan Rich", this channel is in English.

闽南人 · October 10, 2019 at 10:34 am

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?

Xiao Pengfei · October 10, 2019 at 10:53 am

Serioudly think about it: these US people and medias think they can represent hongkong majority, hope to make more troubles and chaos by inciting the young fans in china and by supporting mobs. what they want is just a coup in China, which is happening in USA now. how arrogant and brazen they are.

kain seviers · October 10, 2019 at 10:58 am

Read 1984 carefully, before you start talking about China.

What's CCP or China or Chinese or Chinese Mainland, Republic of CHINA? WTF…

Chow Wing · October 10, 2019 at 11:02 am

Apple next lol

金老師 · October 10, 2019 at 11:27 am

Communists are not always wrong, whereas Democratists are not always right. Chinese can do the right things, whereas Americans can do the bad. Good or bad is dependents on what have you done, not who you are. People in the world are very wise now.

Hakim Abdul-Mumin · October 10, 2019 at 11:52 am

People think Americas “Democracy” should be accepted globally but look where Democracy got us

pkz · October 10, 2019 at 11:56 am


Lin Yi · October 10, 2019 at 12:05 pm

Using freedom of speech to defense is hypocritical. What happened to Donald Stering when he expressed himself FREELY about black ppl?

It is weird that when freedom is hurting China, US defense freedom, and when freedom is hurting US, US defense himself…If this is not double standard what will be.

Mohamed A. Hussein · October 10, 2019 at 12:29 pm

Who thinks China needs the NBA?
Discussion is horrible! All about so called 'freedom of speech'…. No one is asking about the reason for the Backlash…. Why are the Chinese putting their foot down? As if the Chinese don't exist as human beings. It's all about USA! USA! USA!
The Chinese don't need Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Tiffany or the NBA!

Billy The-Kid · October 10, 2019 at 12:39 pm

The United States and the Free World MUST REMIND PRC China under the Chinese Communist Party that IT IS THEY WHO MUST INTERGRATE into the INTERNATIONAL market place and NOT THE OTHER WAY ROUND or there WILL BE CONSEQUENCES!! PERIOD!

Jeff Rose · October 10, 2019 at 12:50 pm

CCP dose not have long for this world. Communist are not Chinese just like the USSR is not Russian.

Zhongyang Lu · October 10, 2019 at 1:15 pm

So, if a Chinese company publishes racist remarks on Twitter and supports the 3K party, the company will not be punished? If so, the United States is really great.

ConservativeAnthem · October 10, 2019 at 1:16 pm

After the Democrat Trump Coup succeeds, they can ban all anti-China complaints.

人间四月天 · October 10, 2019 at 1:17 pm

That’s why HK people asking Americans free HK.

noelahg79 · October 10, 2019 at 1:39 pm

That dumbo-eared guy is a traitor to this country.

Tim Jack · October 10, 2019 at 1:40 pm

Morey sent a tweets right after the protest getting more violence, attacking individuals and smashing and torching subway entrances. without acknowledging that HongKong is one of the most painful history for Chinese, it is arrogant. 150 years ago, HongKong was acquired by force, followed by unequal treaty at gunboat-point to punish the actual owners of the land for resisting the British opium trade until it was hand over back to China by the UK

SeaWarriorSon · October 10, 2019 at 2:04 pm

F the NBA

Rigs75 · October 10, 2019 at 2:13 pm

We should do the same, make the NBA choose.

chito glen Deslate · October 10, 2019 at 2:22 pm

The silence of nba players and coaches goes to show that they are only intereated in money

chito glen Deslate · October 10, 2019 at 2:25 pm

Money makes these cowards silent on chinese bullying

Hong Harry · October 10, 2019 at 2:44 pm

Omg, it’s not ur companies bow to China. It’s u guys touch our bottom line, it’s not about politics. Come to China and see what most Chinese think. Okay? Not just comment randomly from your own perspective. Omg, I cannot believe I see this in 21st century. Americans, come on. U can do better. See the real China. Don’t let the media fool u

Hong Harry · October 10, 2019 at 2:44 pm

Omg, it’s not ur companies bent to China. It’s u guys touch our bottom line, it’s not about politics. Come to China and see what most Chinese think. Okay? Not just comment randomly from your own perspective. Omg, I cannot believe I see this in 21st century. Americans, come on. U can do better. See the real China. Don’t let the media fool u

tkisrafel · October 10, 2019 at 2:56 pm

I lives in mainland China, and I'm extremely appreciative of people who insist FREEDOM and stand with HK , keep it up and NEVER compromise!

bodhi tan · October 10, 2019 at 3:07 pm

Please don't export any more colour revolutions around the world – enough miseries already.

Michael Brady · October 10, 2019 at 3:23 pm

NBA and NFL players only have issues when a certain color of people are harmed. They don't care about people who truely are oppressed and having their rights taken away. These athletes are completely racist.

CHIN ngeiwei · October 10, 2019 at 3:41 pm

Most of these guests are just bunchs of arrogant and ignorant American who really know nothing about China and Chinese peoples. That is why American has no chance to win in trade or any wars with China. Morey's tweet had touched the most sensitive nerve of the Chinese people. That is why most of the Chinese are so upset. Not the government. Don't assume only American has freedom of expression, so do Chinese. What you see is their expression of anger. Freedom is not only for you, Chinese do have the same freedom as you have. Can't you see? Don't accept this fact? Arrogant!!!

Tourdo ops · October 10, 2019 at 3:41 pm

Yeah! CIA infested NBA needs to be banned from China. These CIA infested are security threat to China. Is there any problem, CIA mouthpiece media?👍🤣😂😂😂

Timothy Guttormson · October 10, 2019 at 3:43 pm

You cheer over the power to ban the NBA from coming to China. Yet even if you swing a sledge hammer
over every television set in China, if you dismantle every internet cafe, if you shoot down every satellite
that broadcasts television signals, still EVERY EYE WILL SEE HIM COMING
Grandma and grandpa will NOT be able to save you. Have a nice day Lawless Ones.

Bunsiri Tulapanpong · October 10, 2019 at 3:49 pm

When you want to make money from a customer, do you think you should say anything he/she hate to hear?

A O · October 10, 2019 at 4:30 pm

they are so full of themselves… gosh

US Constitution Rules · October 10, 2019 at 5:17 pm


The Tireless Rocker · October 10, 2019 at 5:47 pm

let the girl speak

Herman Moore · October 10, 2019 at 6:59 pm

NBA should walk away from China – Let the Chinese Fans and players fight their Gov. China needs the NBA………….If they kick out NBA then they need to contend with their people……………..Pissing off 500 million chinese Fans and players

long wei · October 10, 2019 at 7:16 pm

Freedom and democracy is definitely right, but HongKong protestors are just using and abducting "freedom and democracy" for doing bad things. NBA should learn Chinese history before saying sth ridiculous

Jiahang Li · October 10, 2019 at 7:43 pm

Supporting the riot with ignorance, pissed people off, then playing the freedom of speech card is no different than some minorities in the US doing stupid/unethical things, get judged by others, then playing the racism card.

Jiahang Li · October 10, 2019 at 7:52 pm

I wonder if I tweet “Fight for freedom, stand with ISIS or Taliban” what would I get from the American people? Does it matter whether they are your customers? How about “Fight for freedom, stand with Native Americans”? Sounds legit? What do you feel when I practice my freedom of speech this way? I even apologize now after what I said in a fictional situation.

H L · October 10, 2019 at 8:31 pm

There’s a lot of Chinese bots in the comments.

Dylan Wang · October 10, 2019 at 8:49 pm

its not about money, not about denying freedom of speech, its abt fking respect chinese internal issue and people's redline. show some respect when you say something. HK issue is the redline for chinese as racial issue is the redline for americans. period

Byron Lee · October 10, 2019 at 9:12 pm

Oh no people got offended by a tweet.

J F · October 10, 2019 at 9:26 pm

I can see communist cum dribbling from Baldy's lips.

Tigerex966 · October 10, 2019 at 9:34 pm

yes you are apologizing.

Tigerex966 · October 10, 2019 at 9:37 pm

Charlotte, shows the NBA are hypocrites.

Al Woo · October 10, 2019 at 9:54 pm

American have big mouth and no brain

Al Woo · October 10, 2019 at 9:58 pm

American are stupid and insulting by nature, so not bowing down

Wei Wang · October 10, 2019 at 10:19 pm

blahblahblahblahblah…..this kinda little thing worth to talk like this? sorry forgot it..even a 10m sideway construction u can talk 5 yrs. lol can't image how ur mouth busy if bigger sh**t coming

David H · October 10, 2019 at 11:15 pm

Who cares about NBA. Those NBA players are not building anything, not farming, not working, all they do is playing balls. Just like kids got good playing marbles. NBA players play balls for entertainment. They are useless people to a nation, unlike engineers, doctors, farmers and workers. They should get pay less.

zero g templar · October 10, 2019 at 11:25 pm


Kevin Xie · October 10, 2019 at 11:48 pm

Murry must be a Fifa spy.

Joe Scot · October 11, 2019 at 12:57 am


bungmokhtar kitai · October 11, 2019 at 1:57 am

Absolutely We all should support the freedom of speech, Never care of people sensitivity. As for me, I support the greatest leader who fought for religion freedom Osama bin laden. 911 Launched in US was the great success in human history, other suicide bombers are heroes, I support the intention of indepedent among US states such as california, they should have more freedom. I amused by the shooting Incidents In US, such a wonderful scenery, US should think of some travelling packages. Cheers.

1one1won · October 11, 2019 at 2:04 am

China will keep demanding more! China has no shame

Jim Kun · October 11, 2019 at 3:07 am

What are bunch of idiots who are so clueless about China and what’s going on in Hong Kong. It’s not the 1960s OMG

jc fel · October 11, 2019 at 3:14 am

The Usa buys more goods from China than China from us, maybe we should boycut all that crap that we buy from them and see if they going to keep complaining.

JOSEPH PASQUARELLA · October 11, 2019 at 3:17 am

These players and coaches know where their cushy salaries come from. They are money whores who know when to shut up and do as they are told. They bash America because there is money and publicity in it. Can’t say a word on China though, because that’s billions in revenue that pay Lebron $50 million a year, so he and his ilk will shut their mouths now. What a bunch of fraud money whores.

Ding Allen · October 11, 2019 at 3:48 am

It seems many U.S. audiences had been brain washed by western media.

426firefly · October 11, 2019 at 7:31 am

NBA should have the freedom of sale their so called values for money

dd dd · October 11, 2019 at 8:03 am

send me 100 K$ and I will applaud China, no scruples

Abu M · October 11, 2019 at 9:24 am

The fact is that the HK protesters is no longer pro democracy but want to divid from China. Thats why the Chinese people and fans are so offended. You hv freedom to say what you want, but Chinese have their own right to not accept.

Abu M · October 11, 2019 at 9:25 am

Americans, please stop to think that you are the incarnation redeemer of this world. China doesn't need you to save. God will bless China in His way not by your force and pride.

Abu M · October 11, 2019 at 9:27 am

Your democracy is garbage. Please respect people who holds different values with you.

HZ hui · October 11, 2019 at 11:57 am

If you bend your knees to communist,then you will be killed by it

HZ hui · October 11, 2019 at 12:08 pm

Chinese communist government has one job well done: brainwashed its people believing communist is people's dear mother! (A song )

Kai Lian · October 11, 2019 at 12:37 pm

Break out guys. We just do not wish to watch that game you played. It's our freedom right?

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