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Article Date: October 2019
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Vice President Blasts Nike, NBA over China

Vice President Mike Pence accused the NBA of kowtowing to the Chinese Communist Party and silencing free speech in its handling of the fallout from Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s tweet supporting Hong Kong protestors, in a speech yesterday. He also criticized Nike for remaining silent on the issue, contrasting with its progressive stance on social issues. “Nike promotes itself as a so-called social-justice champion, but when it comes to Hong Kong, it prefers checking its social conscience at the door,” Pence said. Nike did not respond to the criticism, but a spokeswoman from China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs ... Log in to view full article.


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