Activists wear “Free Hong Kong” T-shirts before an NBA exhibition game between the Washington Wizards and the Guangzhou Loong-Lions on October 9 in Washington. Photo: AP
Allen Yu
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Allen Yu

The NBA’s row with China should be a lesson to the US – free speech should not be used in defence of rioters

  • The US staunchly supports free speech, but even it does not allow speech that discriminates or puts others in danger
  • The NBA should look at what the rioters are doing to Hong Kong and show some respect for China’s position

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Activists wear “Free Hong Kong” T-shirts before an NBA exhibition game between the Washington Wizards and the Guangzhou Loong-Lions on October 9 in Washington. Photo: AP
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Allen Yu

Allen Yu

Allen Yu is an IP attorney in Silicon Valley, a founding blogger at blog.hiddenharmonies.org, as well as an adjunct fellow at the Chunqiu Institute for Development and Strategic Studies. He holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a D. Engr., M.S., and B.S. from UCLA Samueli School of Engineering.