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    NBA to Close Training Camp in China in Area Where Muslim Concentration Camps are Located

    NBA to Close Training Camp in China in Area Where Muslim Concentration Camps are Located

    Still not enough

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    The NBA announced Tuesday it had “terminated its relationship with a league-run training academy in Xinjiang, China—the region in which the communist nation is reportedly holding roughly one million Uyghur Muslims in concentration camps,” reports Collin Anderson of the Washington Free Beacon.

    “The NBA reportedly continues to operate a training center [in] Xinjiang,” Blackburn wrote. “What steps is the NBA taking to shutter this location?”

    NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum responded to Blackburn’s letter Tuesday, writing that the league “has had no involvement with the Xinjiang basketball academy for more than a year, and the relationship has been terminated.”

    Blackburn praised the league’s decision to “abandon its footprint in Xinjiang,” calling it “the right way to condemn Chinese oppression.” However, the GOP senator criticized Tatum’s response to scrutiny over the league’s relationship with Chinese tech giant Alibaba, which Blackburn described as a “state-owned enterprise.”

    Tatum revealed that the league has a “multi-year contractual relationship” with the company and downplayed its ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), noting that “Alibaba is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and most shares are held by institutional investors.” Alibaba’s founder and former chairman, Jack Ma, is a CCP member. Blackburn said the league’s continued partnership with the company “remains a cause for concern.”

    “Chinese companies are notorious for stealing American intellectual property and technology, and these thefts have cost our businesses billions of dollars,” Blackburn said in a statement. “The NBA’s continued financial relationship with Alibaba requires a closer look.”

    Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) has also been vocal about the NBA’s unholy alliance with China and the league’s unwillingness to condemn China’s totalitarian violence against ethnic and religious minority groups, while at the same time condoning and encouraging players to publicly deny support of American law enforcement and military.

    I mean, great, but this is nowhere near good enough.

    https://twitter.com/RakishDandy/status/1286027330931040257?s=20

    This is a good primer on the NBA/China connection:

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    persecutor | July 23, 2020 at 8:34 am

    Is it just me or was Adam Silver separated from his twin bother Nosferatu, at birth?


     
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    tom_swift | July 23, 2020 at 11:12 am

    Chinese companies are notorious for stealing American intellectual property and technology

    I really should get out more. I had no idea the basketball biz was so advanced.


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