paulbball wrote:MrDollarBills wrote:paulbball wrote:
1. Western perspective: China overreacting and flexing their economic muscle in silencing a Western critic in support of Hong Kong 'protests'. China is abusing human rights and supressing the freedom of the people of Hong Kong.
2. Chinese perspective: speech is free, but consequences are not. China is punishing NBA's refusal to fully refute and apologize for Morey's statement in support of Hong Kong 'riots' and independence movement. Chinese culture is sensitive to Western meddling in its territorial affairs due to historical reasons (outlined from a Chinese perspective here by Nets owner Joe Tsai: https://www.facebook.com/100001583307192/posts/2653378931391524?sfns=mo)
Note: Joe Tsai's framing of this is from a pro CCP angle. He does present valid facts, but be wary that he is also spewing propaganda on behalf of the Chinese government, who has him by the balls.
I already miss Mikhail Prokhorov. He was owned by the Russian mob but FFS nothing as awful as this situation happened while he owned the team. And I was happy to see Tsai buy the team because he's a person of color like I am but I cannot condone shilling for the CCP.
Man, you are accusing a Taiwanese American of spouting CCP propaganda.
Why is it so difficult to acknowledge that there is more perspective than a Western perspective? When anything that doesn't align with your perspective becomes CPP propaganda. It seems that Chinese perspective is not possible without you'all calling it CPP propaganda. Perhaps we should be calling Western perspectives CIA backed propaganda.
Because calling people protesting against extradition laws "separatists" is a huge red flag. It's blatant gaslighting. Joe Tsai saw an opportunity to move the Nets into the spot that Houston abandoned the moment Morey sent out that tweet and I find it to be shameful.
Joe Tsai's bread is buttered in China. I'm not stupid enough to believe that he would bite Xi's hand on behalf of American free speech. Why would he?
Also, Joe is a Taiwanese-Canadian, not an American.