After the NBA’s Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey voiced his support for Hong Kong protesters on Twitter, China’s state-run TV channel CCTV canceled its agreement to show preseason games. What academics, commentators, filmmakers, musicians, celebrities, and even institutions say outside of China is increasingly modified by the gravitational pull of the Chinese government and Chinese consumers.
Why are Americans having to apologize for tweeting tacit support of a pro-democracy movement being repressed by an authoritarian regime? To really understand what’s going on, we talk to experts and a banned-in-China cantopop star to explore the forces driving this reality.
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