The free speech debate differentiates the NBA case from others where companies have faced a backlash over their handling of sensitive issues in China. Photo: AFP

Free speech at centre of debate as tweet furore goes beyond NBA’s status in China

  • Backlash over social media post by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey supporting Hong Kong’s protests has escalated
  • But it has broadened to divergent narratives around freedom of expression
Topic |   NBA (National Basketball Association)

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The free speech debate differentiates the NBA case from others where companies have faced a backlash over their handling of sensitive issues in China. Photo: AFP
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A worker tears down a poster promoting NBA preseason games scheduled to be held in Shanghai. Photo: Thomas Yau

NBA in damage-control mode as more Chinese partners cut ties in Hong Kong protest tweet storm

  • Adam Silver to meet Chinese stakeholders after social media post by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey prompts uproar in China
  • Firms including tech giants Tencent and Vivo, and Starbucks competitor Luckin Coffee, say they will be cutting ties with the NBA altogether
Topic |   NBA (National Basketball Association)

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A worker tears down a poster promoting NBA preseason games scheduled to be held in Shanghai. Photo: Thomas Yau
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