Sport: Nearly all of the NBA's Chinese partners have cut ties with the league - PressFrom - US
  •   
  •   
  •   

Sport Nearly all of the NBA's Chinese partners have cut ties with the league

16:45  09 october  2019
16:45  09 october  2019 Source:   cnbc.com

NBA scraps media access to teams in China, Saturday's game on

  NBA scraps media access to teams in China, Saturday's game on NBA scraps media access to teams in China, Saturday's game onThe teams had been scheduled to address news conferences on Friday afternoon, and the league's terse e-mail statement gave no reason for the cancellation. The league said earlier that Saturday evening's Lakers-Nets exhibition game in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, on the border with Hong Kong, will proceed.

Chinese Basketball Association announced that they will cut off all cooperation with Houston Rockets. Nearly half a billion people watched NBA games in China last season. While the NBA has earned a reputation for being socially conscious, that philosophy stops at the Chinese border.

Saw an Chinese reporter from tencent who covers the rocket tweet this - morey could really end up getting banned from the league lmao - his tweet potentially cost his owner and NBA billions of dollars of damage. The CBA just cut ties with the Rockets, that’ s all.


    a man holding a microphone: A Tencent reporter is seen with the Houston Rockets mascot, Clutch, before Game Six of the Western Conference Semifinals against the San Antonio Spurs during the 2017 NBA Playoffs on May 11, 2017 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.© Provided by CNBC LLC A Tencent reporter is seen with the Houston Rockets mascot, Clutch, before Game Six of the Western Conference Semifinals against the San Antonio Spurs during the 2017 NBA Playoffs on May 11, 2017 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

    Nearly all of the National Basketball Association's Chinese partners have publicly announced that they are ending or suspending their relationships with the league.

    Out of the 25 official partners listed on the NBA China website, 13 are Chinese businesses. So far, 11 of those companies have distanced themselves from the sports league amid escalating tensions between China and the NBA.

    US seeks to blacklist Chinese artificial intelligence firms

      US seeks to blacklist Chinese artificial intelligence firms WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is blacklisting a group of Chinese tech companies that develop facial recognition and other artificial intelligence technology that the U.S. says is being used to repress China's Muslim minority groups. A move Monday by the U.S. Commerce Department seeks to put the companies on a so-called Entity List for acting contrary to American foreign policy interests. The blacklist effectively bars U.S. firms from selling technology to the Chinese companies without government approval.The blacklisted companies include Hikvision, a global provider of video surveillance technology.

    Nearly all of the NBA ' s Chinese partners have cut ties with the "We are evaluating in light of the recent developments," regarding our involvement in the IPO, a spokesperson at Goldman told CNBC.

    The NBA finds itself caught between two cultures after a tweet about Hong Kong protests sparked criticism from China that threatens the U. S . basketball The controversy erupted after Daryl Morey, general manager of the Houston Rockets, one of the most popular U. S . basketball teams in China

    Ctrip.com, Anta Sports, Changhong, Meiling, Dicos, EHi Car Rental, Master Kong, China Mengniu Dairy, Migu Video, WuZun and Xiaoyin Technology are among the Chinese companies that have ended or suspended their cooperation with the NBA, according to Chinese public statements translated by CNBC.

    The remaining two Chinese partners are joint-venture brands that have not issued any statements yet.

    Earlier this week, Chinese tech giant Tencent, Luckin Coffee and Vivo announced the suspension of their relationships with the NBA.

    As the country with the largest population in the world and the second-largest economy, China is one of the NBA's most important markets. That relationship began eroding Sunday after Houston Rockets general manger Darly Morey tweeted in support of the anti-government protests in Hong Kong. The tweet was quickly deleted and Morey apologized, but his comments drew backlash in China.

    The NBA initially put out a statement saying that it had "great respect for the history and culture of China," sparking outrage in the U.S. The league's commissioner Adam Silver then released another statement said Tuesday that it is not the NBA's role to adjucate different viewpoints on issues.

    LeBron Made His Choice, And He Chose LeBron .
    For whatever his faults may be (not being on your favorite team, hubris, brazenly studying the room without trying to hide it, etc.), LeBron James has consistently been a voice of progressive reason, but he has also been relentlessly acquisitive. Thus, no one ought to be nearly so surprised, shocked, or offended that he wanted to protect any personal financial impact from the NBA’s China Syndrome. After all, he may want to own a franchise someday, and besides, all the other principals were trying to protect their own as well.© Photo: Billy H.C. Kwok (Getty) LeBron posters at a Hong Kong rally in support of Daryl Morey.

    —   Share news in the SOC. Networks

    Topical videos:

    usr: 1
    This is interesting!