NBA game to go ahead in China despite free speech row
SHANGHAI: The NBA confirmed an annual exhibition game in China would go ahead on Thursday (Oct 10), rejecting calls to scrap the event over a free ...
The posts did not mention the second game of the series scheduled for the southern city of Shenzhen on Saturday.
He added that the league would"have to live with" any consequences that may arise from that.
After a video of fans waiting for players at their Shanghai hotel was posted to leading social media platform Weibo, a related hashtag quickly became one of the country's most viewed on Thursday.
READ: NBA chief backs 'free expression' after Hong Kong tweet furore
China reacts fiercely to any questioning of its sovereignty over semi-autonomous Hong Kong, and state media has repeatedly warned foreign firms that voicing support for protesters could cost them access to China's market of 1.4 billion people.
Apple responded quickly to the criticism, dropping the app on Thursday.Read more: CNA
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