China's fight with the NBA, explained

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    It all started with a single tweet.
    To learn more, listen to this episode of Today Explained, a daily podcast from Vox:
    art19.com/shows/today-explained/episodes/19d61e8b-55f6-4f57-a1be-49f8f5bb7828
    In October 2019, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey posted a tweet supporting pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. In reaction, the Chinese government censored NBA broadcasts in China, and Chinese companies suspended business deals with the world's premiere basketball league. As the controversy spun out of control, NBA commissioner Adam Silver, Houston Rockets star James Harden, and NBA All-Star LeBron James were all asked for their opinion on the growing crisis. In this video, we dive deep into the relevant history that led to this critical moment.
    For decades, the NBA has been pushing a business strategy to attract fans in China, where basketball is more popular than in the United States. At the same time, the government of the United States has been pursuing a trade policy with China intended to generate profit for American businesses while simultaneously exposing Chinese consumers and businesses to ideas of democracy and free speech through the transactional dynamics of globalization. Originally, the hope of US leaders like President Bill Clinton was that this trade would lead to the democratization of China. What China's fight with the NBA shows is that the opposite seems to be occurring.
    Read more on Vox.com:
    www.vox.com/2019/10/7/20902700/daryl-morey-tweet-china-nba-hong-kong
    www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/10/15/20915339/lebron-james-hong-kong-quotes-daryl-morey
    www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/10/11/20910039/american-brands-hong-kong-china-conflict
    Sources:
    Foreign investment data
    www.economist.com/china/2018/05/24/a-threatened-trade-war-between-china-and-america-may-be-on-hold
    Chinese disposable income
    www.unicef.cn/en/figure-23-capita-disposable-income-urban-rural-19902017
    Chinese basketball history
    www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/02/from-mao-zedong-to-jeremy-lin-why-basketball-is-chinas-biggest-sport/253427/
    2002-2003 NBA viewership data
    www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/04/05/hall-of-famer-yao-ming-redefined-chinaman-for-the-nba-and-brought-the-game-to-hundreds-of-millions/
    www.nytimes.com/2005/06/21/sports/basketball/what-if-they-held-an-nba-finals-and-no-one-bothered-to.html
    Tencent data
    news.cgtn.com/news/2019-07-29/Tencent-NBA-extend-partnership-for-five-more-years-in-1-5-bln-deal-IJ0UB34uxq/index.html
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XFB
XFB

Clinton worst president.

Vor 18 Tage
Tong Su
Tong Su

ZFG Jerky protector? For what? For the massacre of native American? For the black salve trade? For people can't abortion? Westerner are demons, u are the destrator, u are the people who invade other countries, not Chinese

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metro lights
metro lights

@groupRider British doesn't have too but then China can always nuke London

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O. Ade
O. Ade

I LOVE this episode.

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groupRider
groupRider

@metro lights Then why did the British have to give it back?

Vor 2 Monate
Chapter All
Chapter All

NBA can buy whole chinese nation

Vor 16 Stunden
Michael Gray
Michael Gray

China

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Abhirut Gupta
Abhirut Gupta

It'll probably take longer than 20 years?

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Alvonso Rodriguez
Alvonso Rodriguez

Well if you want to go to another person's house it should be prevalent that you must respect to their rules and be polite unless you're a mafia or bad guy or something.

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Spectator
Spectator

6:55

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Spectator
Spectator

V

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Sammy
Sammy

business is business 🤷🏼‍♂️

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Michael Red Sox
Michael Red Sox

If you want to support HK then don't buy anything made in China. Then you will understand what's at stake for the NBA. Its easy to support HK protesters if your wallet is not affected directly.

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JaAm
JaAm

USA just need to overtake China in terms of population.

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Hom Aisen
Hom Aisen

When you want to talk about China, get to know about China first through academic study rather than some tabloids

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Last train To Vegas
Last train To Vegas

0:25 Among purposes they have been sent for you forget to mention MONEY-MAKING

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Nickolas Emerson
Nickolas Emerson

Lebron just uses social justice to sell shoes. He's just as bad as the people he condemns.

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TheUKNutter
TheUKNutter

China needs pure BRITISH sports.

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Aaron Barber
Aaron Barber

Bill Clinton was wrong

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Seale Chung
Seale Chung

Hongkong issues actually are internal affairs. In many American media reports, it is hard to see complete coverage that is not influenced by "political correctness".

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Jiwa Chhetri
Jiwa Chhetri

this is no different to the USA putting multiple sanctions on countries when they are not happy with them.

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for the boys
for the boys

Yes it is. The US pits sanctions on countries for suppressing other people and committing atrocities. The US doesn’t put sanctions on countries for having a different opinion. This statement is just idiotic.

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Jakob De Alba
Jakob De Alba

Always wanted to go to China, but now this is happening.

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Jakob De Alba
Jakob De Alba

When did I say I don’t wanna come?

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hi hi
hi hi

then dont come if u dont want to come,get lost

Vor 12 Tage
Cody Shi
Cody Shi

That’s why just shut up and stay neutral.

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Neon
Neon

Why is the world like that ? Can't just people stand up for justice but not fight for money?😪

Vor 16 Tage
Fat Pigeon
Fat Pigeon

Basically China can't handle others opinions.

Vor 17 Tage
gorogo banab
gorogo banab

yikes all these comments are so toxic; if you want to know why China is still China look at India

Vor 17 Tage
gorogo banab
gorogo banab

@Albert Einstein meh no one gets it

Vor 15 Tage
Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein

I didn't get ya bro?

Vor 16 Tage
James Ho
James Ho

OMG. Just have them come to the US and watch the game

Vor 17 Tage
John Krambele
John Krambele

Vox employee: I've made a list for what we should post on Veterans day: -Video honoring veterans -Something interesting about WW1 -The social impacts of WW1 Vox: how about chinas fight with the nba.

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Benjamin Hausmann
Benjamin Hausmann

alweys remember think before posting

Vor 18 Tage
The All Seeing Eye
The All Seeing Eye

The NBA sure loves North Korea too.

Vor 18 Tage
GOLDEN GOAT
GOLDEN GOAT

thats why our president dutertedog (Philippine president) wants China to be our ally.

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Alon Jak
Alon Jak

Amazing video!

Vor 18 Tage
Celebrity Times
Celebrity Times

Usa: ban Huawei China:ban NBA (Karma is a bitc*)

Vor 18 Tage
Vanguard
Vanguard

Vox, you used Japanese Yen instead of Chinese RMB at 2:40's graph

Vor 18 Tage
David Guerrero
David Guerrero

3:25 They said 19th century but show 1950's and 60's lol That's the 20th century

Vor 18 Tage
Franta Weyland
Franta Weyland

So that's the reason why trump pushing a trade war against china ?

Vor 18 Tage
Raymond Law
Raymond Law

The NBA, and America itself is literally limiting it's freedom just to earn a few more penny....so much so for the land of the free....

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Peach White
Peach White

Trade is a basketball game.

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vtp
vtp

Lol look at these comments , guys China is not at all rich compared to America , China is developed nothing new , no new technology on their own , they just manufacture American designed stuff , so once the manufacturing started getting expensive in China , they are gonna lose their star and Americans will shift the manufacturing back home or to another country like India or south East Asian countries , the only way for China to break this barrier and go on to be a developed country they need to develop some new technologies or manufacture high end stuff , that’s they are desperate to steal stuff from USA AND Germany , and it’s full of debt , so China can never beat USA in anything ,

Vor 19 Tage
vtp
vtp

Americans did a mistake , they should have made India richer instead of Chinese , India has all freedom and Americans Internet companies are welcome , USA can do anything in India 😂😂😂no restrictions

Vor 19 Tage
vtp
vtp

I thought China didn’t have Twitter, Facebook or google , OH NO wait that’s for normal citizens , the higher authorities have everything 😂😂

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Fat Pigeon
Fat Pigeon

Very true

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Y.F WU
Y.F WU

Try to export American value to China is actually kinda silly.

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Somedude 09
Somedude 09

Well that backfired

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pleonektein
pleonektein

我们的炸弹可以救命

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DOAMA
DOAMA

Vox: "Duurrr, here a bunch of American basketballers who visited China, so LeBron James is in the clear... Duuurrrrrrr!!!!" Yeah, except that they didn't throw human rights and the First Amendment under the bus for money.

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DOAMA
DOAMA

Also, how dare you conflate pro Hong Kong messages with evil. The people of Hong Kong are being massacred in the streets and all you can do is attempt to sweep it under the rug. You people are disgusting.

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Myron Venero
Myron Venero

All the walls, tariffs, guns and bombs cant protect us from foreign financial interests.

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David
David

The problem here is the Chinese government needs to grow a set. Get over it. Ironic how the world's two biggest powers are being led by thin-skinned babies incapable of any self criticism

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Fat Pigeon
Fat Pigeon

Exactly

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Jay Lon
Jay Lon

A similar incident recently occurred involving Arsenal (one of Europe's biggest soccer clubs) over their player (Mesut Ozil) posting his condemnation at China's treatment of the Uighur community in the country's North-West region. It led to an Arsenal match being pulled from Chinese television.

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MrHandsomeboynow
MrHandsomeboynow

The last point was brilliant. Good stuff

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RecklesFlam1ngo
RecklesFlam1ngo

Friendly reminder that china is buying parts of our country, Australia and buying water from it, which are both against the law.

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eddie chan
eddie chan

Please remember Hongkong. To this day the protests are still ongoing

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Charlie Bond
Charlie Bond

I'd be ashamed to be Chinese if this is how they operate

Vor 26 Tage
BB B
BB B

its all about the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$.....money makes the world go around.

Vor 26 Tage
ZEVNAI
ZEVNAI

To sum it up... *For money...corporations will sell your soul*

Vor 29 Tage
赵俊然
赵俊然

free hk like free Washington DC or any states of America to chinese people.That's unacceptable and also really hurt.

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Selorm Animations
Selorm Animations

What the what is a Taiwan?

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Tony Smith
Tony Smith

@Wildfire Just like the REAL AMERICAN, yep I mean the Indian, the ones who we are still thanking to, by the turkey chicken.

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Wildfire
Wildfire

@Serge I Incorrect. Taiwan=ROC=REAL CHINA

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Hansen Sha
Hansen Sha

yes

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Mihai Craciun
Mihai Craciun

you don't want to upset the daddy of the world. china, that is

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PinoyAbnoy
PinoyAbnoy

lets also not forget the history of hongkong.. (opium war,british colonialism)

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PinoyAbnoy
PinoyAbnoy

google "your lifestyle has already been designed" and then ask yourself about freedom.. is freedom an ilusion?

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올라무새Hola
올라무새Hola

China cannot be called small country cuz there are too many people, china cannot be called big country due to small minded people, so you are being called "middle country".

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Fat Pigeon
Fat Pigeon

Thats acc clever

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TheCoolCarhd
TheCoolCarhd

AGREED

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Harby Mastopia
Harby Mastopia

Money triumphs over morals

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vian jazz napoleon
vian jazz napoleon

Money can’t buy life

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PCgamer22
PCgamer22

At least Adam Silver in a way tried supporting the freedom of speech of the general manager of the Huston Rockets in a way. But in the end of they day the NBA still submitted to the Chineese government which is sad. But then again, every NBA player has their own brand deals that are still growing, and maybe the Tweet was risky, I don't know. It's so upsetting how the Chineese government treats their citizens, we need way more people in the USA to stand up for citizens in China.

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ralin galan
ralin galan

United Nation should be attack the china because its to late it became a big virus in the world.

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Aggressive Cancer
Aggressive Cancer

This is why we do not let random people into presidents

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absolutezero
absolutezero

that would just start ww3.

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Aditya Stevano
Aditya Stevano

Us try to export democracy to china but in return they imported censorship 😉

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