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Democracy | The NBA faced a backlash after apologizing for a team general manager’s tweet supporting pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong
by June Cheng
Posted 10/08/19, 06:44 pm

As the Hong Kong protests enter their fifth month, the clash between the democratic ideals of demonstrators and the authoritarianism of Beijing is now being felt in corporate America. This week, the National Basketball Association faces the choice all companies working in China must face: Free speech or access to the massive Chinese market?

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U.S. bans trade with Chinese surveillance firms

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/08/19, 11:13 am

The United States late Monday blacklisted several Chinese companies that make surveillance technology used to persecute religious minorities. The Commerce Department barred 28 companies from buying technology from U.S. businesses without government approval.

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Hong Kong starts enforcing mask ban

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/07/19, 11:00 am

The Hong Kong government on Monday charged the first two people with violating a ban on face masks that took effect on Saturday. The charges carry a possible sentence of up to a year in prison. The two protesters, an 18-year-old student and a 38-year-old woman, also face charges of unlawful assembly, punishable by up to five years in jail.

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