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China is backing down from NBA protest.
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BEIJING — After three days of fanning nationalistic outrage, the Chinese government abruptly moved on Thursday to tamp down public anger at the N.B.A. as concerns spread in Beijing that the rhetoric was damaging China’s interests and image around the world.

For days, China’s state-run news outlets and tightly controlled social media platforms had been alight with criticism of the N.B.A. after a Houston Rockets executive expressed support for Hong Kong’s antigovernment protesters on Twitter. Plans to broadcast two N.B.A. preseason games were canceled and some Chinese companies suspended partnerships with the league.

Now, the Chinese government appears to be reassessing its campaign against the N.B.A. and dialing down the clamor. The government is already in a bruising trade war with the United States, and a backlash against China could hurt its image in the sporting world ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics near Beijing. The dispute with the N.B.A. was also quickly politicizing an audience of sports fans who would not normally focus on issues like the protests in Hong Kong.

Editors at state news outlets have told reporters to avoid emphasizing the N.B.A. issue for fear that it might become overheated, according to interviews with three journalists on Thursday.

The controversy soon fell off the government-guided list of top 10 trending topics on Weibo, the country’s Twitter-like microblogging service.

The authorities did not cancel Thursday’s preseason N.B.A. game in Shanghai.

And even the highly nationalistic Global Times tabloid stopped pushing populist indignation over the tweet.

The protests may cause high-profile athletes and their fans around the world to pay attention to the Hong Kong protests for the first time, and their sympathies might lie with the protesters instead of Beijing, one of the two people said.


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tiggerthetooth
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re: China is backing down from NBA protest.
Wonder if this has anything to do with Trump's meeting.


JohnnyKilroy
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re: China is backing down from NBA protest.
China knows we still run the fricking show.

Public still needs to keep the pressure on our various governments to keep the pressure on the PRC


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re: China is backing down from NBA protest.
Be ready for possible updates to this.

They have backed down for now. If them backing down gets enough press coverage, they will probably overreact and change course.


Dictatorial nations don’t like to look weak.


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re: China is backing down from NBA protest.
Maybe Steve Kerr will magically know enough to comment now


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Be ready for possible updates to this. They have backed down for now. If them backing down gets enough press coverage, they will probably overreact and change course. Dictatorial nations don’t like to look weak.


Would not be surprised at all.


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stylizing NBA as N.B.A. triggers the frick out of me
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Be ready for possible updates to this. They have backed down for now. If them backing down gets enough press coverage, they will probably overreact and change course. Dictatorial nations don’t like to look weak.

Really hope this is what happens. I want China and the NBA SJWs to continue to look worse and worse as this goes on.


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re: China is backing down from NBA protest.
guess that means the tradcons can stop refreshing r/NBA hoping that "the NBA suffers big time" lmao

said it would be a wrap by Fri. checkmate


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The protests may cause high-profile athletes and their fans around the world to pay attention to the Hong Kong protests for the first time, and their sympathies might lie with the protesters instead of Beijing, one of the two people said.
Oh don't worry, mission accomplished there, and Blizzard picked up the slack on that one.


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Mr Perfect
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. I want China and the NBA SJWs to continue to look worse and worse as this goes on.


exhibit A (lmao)


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China knows we still run the fricking show.


for now, but when they do become top dog, the world is fricked.


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for now, but when they do become top dog, the world is fricked.


Not really as soon as you might think.


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Black n Gold
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re: China is backing down from NBA protest.
Now would be a great time for Morey to post another "Support Hong Kong" Tweet


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re: China is backing down from NBA protest.
Someone retweet Kerr’s retweet of Ben Shapiro supporting Hong Kong.


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TigerChief10
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Its awesome. Im loving this.

eta: Im also not a "tradcon" unless that means you don't give af about gay marriage and aren't even a Christian.
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re: China is backing down from NBA protest.
F China.


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Mstate
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re: China is backing down from NBA protest.
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for now, but when they do become top dog, the world is fricked


They never will as long as the United States is around. We are the greatest country in the history of civilization and therefore will always be top dawg on this planet and any fricking planet we inhabit in the future

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stylizing NBA as N.B.A. triggers the frick out of me


Glad I'm not the only one. I fricking hate that shite

This whole situation fascinates me.
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Wonder if this has anything to do with Trump's meeting.


Doubtful. More likely it's that Chinese people got pissed that their favorite team all the sudden got banned.

China's huge mistake in letting more Western entertainment come over is that their people really fricking like it and if it suddenly gets yanked they are going to raise hell about it.


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