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Rockets red glare: How Hong Kong protests became a political football for the Houston NBA team, its general manager and the league

Withering criticism over perceived cowing to China following tweet in support of pro-democracy protesters......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 9th, 2019

Houston Rockets Nike merchandise disappears from China stores

Houston Rockets sneakers and other merchandise were pulled from several Nike stores in major Chinese cities amid the furor surrounding a tweet from the team's general manager in support of anti-government protests in Hong Kong......»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 10th, 2019

China Secretly Ordered NBA Commissioner To Fire Rockets" GM Over Hong Kong Tweet

China Secretly Ordered NBA Commissioner To Fire Rockets' GM Over Hong Kong Tweet NBA Commissioner Adam Silver revealed on Thursday that the Chinese government insisted the league fire Houston Rockets general manager .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeOct 17th, 2019

Technical foul: Chinese traders in online sneaker market punish NBA after HK controversy

On Oct. 4, a Chinese trader noticed a sharp drop in the price of crypto tokens backed by Nike's Air Jordan sneakers on a U.S.-based exchange after the general manager of the NBA's Houston Rockets tweeted support for the protests in Hong Kong......»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 16th, 2019

NBA’s China furor may make Brooklyn Nets that country’s most popular team

One man’s tweet could be another man’s treasure. As the tempest over Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey’s quickly deleted tweet backing the Hong Kong protesters engulfs the team and the... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkOct 12th, 2019

China says it will stop broadcasting NBA games after Commissioner Adam Silver defended Daryl Morey"s freedom to support Hong Kong protests

Reuters; Tony Dejak/AP Daryl Morey, the general manager of the NBA's Houston Rockets, tweeted a graphic in support of the H.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 8th, 2019

Houston Rockets, NBA Face Backlash In China After GM Tweets About Hong Kong Protests

A now-deleted tweet sent Sunday by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey that voiced support for Hong Kong protesters has highlighted the delicate nature of the NBA's business ties to mainland China.  read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaOct 7th, 2019

An NBA executive is facing major backlash in China after he tweeted support for Hong Kong protests

Pat Sullivan/AP Daryl Morey, the general manager of the Houston Rockets, sparked backlash in China after he tweeted his suppo.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 7th, 2019

Shaq weighed in on the NBA"s ongoing feud with China and defended Daryl Morey just minutes before the first game of the season tipped off

Shaquille "Shaq" O'Neal supported Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey for his tweet expressing support for protesters in Hong Kong that subsequently incited a controversy between the NBA and China. The NBA l.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 22nd, 2019

What Are The Long-Term Implications Of The NBA"s China Dilemma?

The fallout in China from Houston Rockets General Manager's Daryl Morey’s now-deleted tweet in support of Hong Kong protesters is ongoing.  read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaOct 9th, 2019

U.S. companies walk a fine line when doing business with China

The furor over a tweet by the Houston Rockets general manager in support of Hong Kong protesters is highlighting the fine line that U.S.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesOct 8th, 2019

Alibaba sites appear to have de-listed Houston Rockets products in China

Searches for "Houston Rockets" and "Rockets" in Chinese on Alibaba-owned Taobao and Tmall and rival JD.com, yielded no results, as fallout continues from general manager Daryl Morey tweet in support of the Hong Kong anti-government protestors......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralOct 8th, 2019

Lawmakers slammed the NBA after it failed to defend Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey from Chinese outrage when he backed the Hong Kong protests

Mike Stone/Reuters Several prominent US lawmakers have moved to criticize the NBA for distancing itself from Houston Rockets General manag.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 7th, 2019

Lakers-Nets game tips off; CCTV, Tencent don’t air

Thousands of Chinese fans cheered and clapped through an NBA exhibition game in Shanghai on Thursday after days of controversy and online vitriol over a now-deleted tweet by a team manager backing anti-China protests in Hong Kong. Yahaira Jacquez reports......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersOct 11th, 2019

The NBA is in hot water after Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey supported the Hong Kong protests. Here are other times Western brands caved to China after offending the Communist Party.

The NBA is in hot water after Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey supported the Hong Kong protests. Here are other times Western brands caved to China after offending the Communist Party......»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 8th, 2019

Could a tweet sink the NBA"s business relationships in China? It"s complicated

A tweet from an NBA general manager supporting Hong Kong protests could.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesOct 7th, 2019

China Still Bitter, Wants Houston Rockets GM "Properly Handled" Over Hong Kong Support

China Still Bitter, Wants Houston Rockets GM "Properly Handled" Over Hong Kong Support.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeMay 13th, 2020

What’s Next in Hong Kong’s Protests After the Coronavirus Lull?

The coronavirus outbreak put a damper on months of protests in Hong Kong, but political tension over China’s tightening grip on the city looks set to intensify rather than dissipate ahead of local elections in September. The city’s leader withdrew .....»»

Category: topSource: washpostApr 22nd, 2020

StanChart annual profit rises 46%, misses estimates

Standard Chartered on Thursday posted a 45.5% rise in annual profit, weathering the economic fallout from global trade tensions and political protests in Hong Kong with revenue growth in its main markets......»»

Category: topSource: reutersFeb 27th, 2020

Burberry raises outlook as Christmas sales beat expectations

Burberry Group Plc raised its full-year sales forecast after designer Riccardo Tisci’s social-media-friendly new look helped boost revenue in the holiday period, offsetting the bruising impact of political protests in Hong Kong......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJan 22nd, 2020

Hong Kong Blockchain VC Hires Former NEO Exec to Launch Shanghai Office

Former NEO general manager Zhao Chen joins Hong Kong-based venture capital firm CMCC Global to lead blockchain equity investments in mainland China at a new Shanghai office......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskDec 17th, 2019