FAST FIVE: Beijing Pulls The Plug: China Cancels NBA Broadcasts Amid Outrage Over Hong Kong Tweet
After the announcement, one twitter user published a summary of users' reactions on Weibo, China's Twitter.
“You have the right not to respect us, but we also have the right not to do business with these people.
But China is seen as a major growth market for the NBA, which recently made $1.5 billion auctioning off the digital streaming rights for China to Tencent.
To be sure, the NBA isn't the first corporation that Beijing has leaned on since the protests in Hong Kong began.
“Like the NBA, we welcome the Chinese censors into our homes and into our hearts.” South Park is being censored in China because of an episode criticizing Hollywood for catering to Beijing pic.twitter.com/4Zb4nm9HNO – Bloomberg TicToc (@tictoc) October 8, 2019 Tyler Durden Tue, 10/08/2019 – 08:05.