The NBA’s embrace of Chinese censorship is understandably drawing comparisons to the NFL’s debacle with Colin Kaepernick, but such comparisons are unfair because what the NBA is doing is much worse for two reasons.
LeBron James says Daryl Morey ‘wasn’t educated on the situation at hand’ when he tweeted in support of Hong Kong’s freedom demonstrations. He’s wrong.
When a fourth of your population demands something, there is a serious consequence when nothing happens — when millions of law-abiding people feel their autonomy is at risk.
On this segment of “The Fray” on SiriusXM channel Patriot, Emily Jashinsky and Jon Schweppe discuss the concerns over China holding its economic power over U.S. institutions like the NBA.
Free trade with communist nations will defeat every law we have. In a free market with an unfree nation, we have created a competition of systems, and bad systems will drive out good.
While extradition of those on trial provoked this year’s protests, it is a movement for democracy that is at the heart of the demonstrations.
Out of fear of financial backlash, U.S. businesses are quick to issue groveling apologies and fold to the demands of both Chinese consumers and the Chinese authorities.
ESPN has instructed staff to avoid discussing Chinese politics when covering Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s tweet supporting Hong Kong.
In a time when it looks like political parties couldn’t be more divided in the United States, the NBA’s deeply defective relationship with China is providing some common ground.
The only appropriate response from an American corporation in such a situation is some variation of ‘We stand by our people.’ Period.
As communist China turns 70, an inevitable question is how long it will last. All we know for sure is that ‘those who forget history are condemned to repeat it.’
I hope these courageous, freedom-loving protesters succeed and their message of hope catches on in other countries desperate for the Hong Kong formula.
On Wednesday morning, Hong Kong Chief Carrie Lam announced a formal withdrawal of the extradition bill that prompted more than three months of protests for freedom.
While we hoped freer trade with the West would lead China toward liberal democracy, the result has been an increasingly oppressive government.
With China on the verge of crushing Hong Kong’s freedoms, why do we allow China to influence U.S. public policy through campuses and media?
At a Washington Post forum, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. made a plethora of reality-deficient comments, making it obvious she has no idea what she’s talking about.
Don’t miss today’s Federalist Radio Hour on what’s happening in China, Great Britain, Iran, and more.
Hong Kongers are fighting for something we Americans know very well: freedom and the right to self-determination. We can help them, and we should.
America’s relative silence over the Hong Kong protests and the impending Chinese crackdown is deafening, and telling. It’s also dangerous.
China’s state-run media hid the Hong Kong anti-extradition protests until things turned violent, a ploy eerily reminiscent of the infamous 1989 protests.
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